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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

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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 »

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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:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$23,735,802
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The real life prototype for Tom Sawyer was Clemens himself; the book is largely autobiographical (with some embellishments, of course). Huck was based on a boy Clemens befriended in Hannibal, MO named Tom Blankenship, the son of a local vagrant who Clemens said "had the greatest heart of anyone he knew". Becky was based on a girl Clemens was seeing for awhile in Hannibal named Laura Hawkins. And Injun Joe was based on a local vagrant named Joe Douglas who spent half his time in jail, and who was very sweet to the local kids (when drunk) but could be scary when he sobered up. See more »

Goofs

When Sid catches Tom running away at the beginning of the movie, he threatens to tell "Aunt Polly" and even tries to call out for "Aunt Polly" before being stopped by Tom. But for the rest of the movie, Sid simply calls her "Mother." See more »

Quotes

Huck Finn: He's drunk asleep. Shouldn't be too hard to get that map.
Tom Sawyer: Then let's get it and git.
Tom Sawyer: [begins approaching Injun Joe, then notices Huck's not following] Ain't ya comin'?
Huck Finn: One map don't need the two of us. I'll wait here.
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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 »

Connections

Version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffalo Gals
(uncredited)
Written by William Cool White
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Strife on the Mississippi
8 January 2012 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Nineteenth century Mississippi River boy Jonathan Taylor Thomas (as Tom Sawyer) tries to runaway to New Orleans with his pals, but has to abort the mission with a bloody forehead. As punishment, young Thomas is directed to whitewash a fence, by guardian Amy Wright (as Aunt Polly). Thomas cleverly gets neighborhood lads to finish the job. He shares adventures with rebellious best-friend Brad Reno (as Huckleberry "Huck" Finn) and pretty girl-friend Rachael Leigh Cook (as Becky Thatcher).

While nothing to write Mark Twain about, the Disney studio's follow-up to their "The Adventures of Huck Finn" (1993) is serviceable. Both films would have (and will) be much more appealing to the elementary and primary school set, who will hopefully read the books. Strengths from the earlier version look better with a simpler music score and more appropriate leads. One wishes they had waited on the previous film to release as a sequel to this "Tom and Huck", as the original author intended.

***** Tom and Huck (12/22/95) Peter Hewitt ~ Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Eric Schweig, Rachael Leigh Cook


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