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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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Taglines:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,210,458, 25 December 1995

Gross USA:

$23,920,048

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,920,048
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut for Rachael Leigh Cook See more »

Goofs

When Injun Joe places the treasure map on the table in the haunted house, it is folded up and slid under something else. In the next shot from Tom and Huck's view, it is unfolded and uncovered. See more »

Quotes

Becky Thatcher: Oh Tom, it's, it's, what is it?
Tom Sawyer: It's your engagement ring.
Becky Thatcher: It's beautiful.
Tom Sawyer: It sure is. Why when I was engaged to Amy Lawrence she...
Becky Thatcher: What? You mean I'm not the first?
Tom Sawyer: No Becky, that was ages ago. Two months at least.
Becky Thatcher: I hate you. I hate you and I hope you die.
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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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Version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1973) See more »

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Ring Around the Rosie
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It looks real, but feels a bit fake
10 November 2003 | by blackbird1875See all my reviews

This version of the classic novel by Mark Twain makes a nice little movie, but fails to capture the humorous spirit of the book. Many hilarious scenes are missing and the writers have taken too many liberties with the plot.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas is wonderful as Tom Sawyer. Unfortunately his charm does not last until the very end of the movie, but seems to fade after a while. It might possibly have something to do with the fact, that, even though this movie is based on "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer", it's actually Huck's character that steals the whole show.

I had a bit of a problem with the way Huck Finn was portrayed in this movie. Of course Brad Renfro is a fantastic actor (his performance is probably the best thing about this film) and he manages to give Huck Finn many tragic and deep aspects. Unfortunately Mark Twain's Huck Finn is neither tragic or very deep. One can only wonder why Huck has been made the brooding hero, when it's actually Tom Sawyer, who is supposed to be the brightest star in this story.

Despite the many sugar-coated scenes and the fact that both Tom and Huck are a bit out-of-character, this movie is still something worth seeing. Injun Joe and Muff Potter are both realistic and Rachael Leigh Cook makes a brilliant and not-so-girly Becky Thatcher! The sets and wardrobe look very authentic, but they alone are not enough to bring the evergreen story wholly alive.


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