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The Education of Little Tree (1997)

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 »

Writers:

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 Leni Parker ... Martha
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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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

Gross USA:

$119,254, 23 January 1998
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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

When Little Tree is fetching wood chips at Jenkins' store, there's an axe stuck in the stump. When the girl first comes over to talk with him, the axe handle is down at about an angle of 45 degrees. After she touches his moccasins and they talk about the fact that he's an Indian, there's a wide shot and the axe handle has been repositioned so that it's parallel to the ground. See more »

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Highly recommended, 4 thumbs way up
3 January 1999 | by plum-6See all my reviews

It is too bad that movies like this are not more widely publicized and seen. This movie has far more redeeming qualities and is better for the soul and heart than any blood and gore action packed swear and nudity fest flick. I would even go one better and recommend the book, because although the movie is fairly true the book has alot more that cannot be covered in a 2 hr movie.

The actors are very good, Graeme Green is wonderful as always.

This movie should be nominated for an Oscar, but of course it won't because stories about Native Americans are not nominated, or seen by the movie going public.


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