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Tom and Huck (1995)

Two best friends witness a murder and embark on a series of adventures in order to prove the innocence of the man wrongly accused of the crime.

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Peter Hewitt

Writers:

Mark Twain (novel), Stephen Sommers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... Tom Sawyer
Brad Renfro ... Huck Finn
Eric Schweig ... Injun Joe
Charles Rocket ... Judge Thatcher
Amy Wright ... Aunt Polly
Michael McShane ... Muff Potter
Marian Seldes ... Widow Douglas
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Becky Thatcher
Lanny Flaherty ... Emmett
Courtland Mead ... Sid
Peter Mackenzie ... Mr. Sneed
Heath Lamberts ... Schoolmaster Dobbins
William Newman ... Doc Robinson
Joey Stinson Joey Stinson ... Joe Harper
Blake Heron ... Ben Rodgers
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Storyline

A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer (Jonathan Taylor Thomas, witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn (Brad Renfro, a boy with no future and no family. Tom has to choose between honoring a friendship or honoring an oath because the town alcoholic is accused of the murder. Tom and Huck go through several adventures trying to retrieve evidence. Written by Aimee Madlangbayan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A lot of kids get into trouble. These two invented it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some villainous acts and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Tom and Huck See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$23,735,802
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Mister Dobbins does not whip Tom in this adaptation. See more »

Goofs

When Tom and Huck and in the church attic they are facing the front of the church because they are looking at the judge but in the next shot, they are facing the audience because they can see Aunt Polly's face. See more »

Quotes

Tom Sawyer: Huck! Hey, Huck! Muff Potter's my friend. And when a friend's in trouble, you can't run away.
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Alternate Versions

Disney Channel cut adds a scene of Doc Robinson's corpse being moved through town, as well as the scene from the trailer in which Tom and Huck get milk thrown into the barrel they are hiding in. See more »


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Ring Around the Rosie
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Visually, Tom and Huck is eye-pleasing
11 June 2005 | by patathomasSee all my reviews

Visually, Tom and Huck is eye-pleasing, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro make a good pair as Tom and Huck. Other cast members fit their parts.

That the film did not strictly follow Mark Twain is no problem if you let the film story stand on its own. It is entertaining just for what it is.

Tom and Huck is an interesting enough film, but the transformation of Eric Schweig in his portrayal of Injun Joe compared to his characterization of Uncas in The Last of the Mohicans, is the most fascinating thing about it. In the body of his films, he seems to be able to alternate between utterly noble and utterly disgusting (e.g., Missing). Great acting.


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