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The Education of Little Tree (1997)

PG | | Drama | 25 December 1997 (USA)
Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the ... See full summary »

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Forrest Carter (novel), Earl Hamner Jr. (teleplay) (as Earl Hamner) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Cromwell ... Granpa
Tantoo Cardinal ... Granma
Joseph Ashton ... Little Tree / Joshua
Mika Boorem ... Little Girl
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Pine Billy
Christopher Fennell ... Wilburn (as Chris Fennell)
Graham Greene ... Willow John
Leni Parker ... Martha
Rebecca Dewey Rebecca Dewey ... Dolly
Bill Rowat Bill Rowat ... Henry
Robert Daviau Robert Daviau ... Ralph
Norris Domingue Norris Domingue ... Mr. Jenkins
Mark Jeffrey Miller ... Preacher
Gordon Masten ... Politician
Howard Rosenstein ... Calf's Owner
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Storyline

Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life. Written by Anonymous

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A boy of two worlds must learn to be his own man.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and thematic elements including old fashioned discipline | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'éducation de Little Tree See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,817, 28 December 1997

Gross USA:

$323,411

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$323,411
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Allied Films, Lightmotive See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The book on which this movie was based was originally published in 1977 under the title and subtitle "The Education of Little Tree: A True Story," with the author's name given as "Forrest Carter." However, after the publication, it was revealed that the book was not really a true story, and "Forrest Carter" was actually a pseudonym for Asa Earl Carter. Asa Carter was a Ku Klux Klansman and the alleged author of George Wallace's 1963 "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" speech. See more »

Goofs

The rattlesnake that confronts Little Tree disappears in a wide-shot, but is there in the close-ups. See more »

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Read it!!!
3 January 2001 | by jtur88See all my reviews

I didn't even know that this book had been filmed, until I stumbled across it on cable. The movie is hokey, mostly, but the story is so incredibly powerful that it is worthwhile, no matter how it is conveyed. The book is on my all-time top-20 list. The film is not. But it is still worth seeing, for it does represent the social facts of life encountered by Forrest Carter, as described in this autogiography.


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