One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he ... See full summary »
Jonathan Taylor Thomas,
In Missouri, during the 1840s, young Huck Finn fearful of his drunkard father and yearning for adventure, leaves his foster family and joins with runaway slave Jim in a voyage down the Mississippi River toward slavery free states.
Courtney B. Vance,
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
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 »
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 »
He's drunk asleep. Shouldn't be too hard to get that map.
Then let's get it and git.
[begins approaching Injun Joe, then notices Huck's not following]
Ain't ya comin'?
One map don't need the two of us. I'll wait here.
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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 »
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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