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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 »

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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 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

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 #21.7 (1999) See more »

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A great movie that will make you think
15 January 2000 | by doc77-2See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when it was on cable while i was doing something else, but i was soon riveted to the screen. And have since watched it twice more. Don't know about the book but this is a powerful film, although i am not quite sure why. Maybe because it tells the story from such a different perspective than most of us tend to look at things. This movie has no big stars or recognizable (to me) faces but many memorable scenes, especially the one with the little boy and girl. Definitely worth watching.


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