Tom Sawyer is a mischievous young boy, growing up in a small US town in the mid-1800s. He finds a friend in Huckleberry Finn, a vagrant and outcast, and the two get up to all sorts of boyish adventures. While on one of these adventures they witness a murder, leaving Tom with a dilemma.Written by
This is Rachael Leigh Cook's film debut. See more »
When Tom and Becky become engaged, they lean in one way to kiss each other, but in the next shot they're coming from the other angle. See more »
Shall I get some more soap, mother?
[looks at Tom and grins]
I don't know why you're smilin', Sid. You're next!
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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 »
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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