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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 loses his parents during The Great Depression and begins living with his Indian grandparents and learning the Cherokee way of life.

Writers:

Forrest Carter (novel), Earl Hamner Jr. (teleplay) (as Earl Hamner) | 2 more credits »
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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 (as William Rowat)
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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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 film takes place in the 1930s. At that time The Pledge of Allegiance did not include the words "Under God" . It wasn't until 1956 that those words were added to the Pledge of Allegiance. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #21.9 (1999) See more »

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Beautiful movie lost in the big studio shuffle
15 November 1998 | by Lenny-18See all my reviews

I thought this movie was beautiful and moving. Fantastic acting by James Cromwell and Tantoo Cardinal. I think the movie got lost amongst the big studio dribble. Too bad. There should be more movies like this.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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