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Little Men (1998)

PG | | Drama | 8 May 1998 (USA)
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1871 New England. Two-week orphaned preteen Nat Blake, in his new circumstance, has been living on the streets of Boston with his more streetwise friend, fourteen year old Dan, who looks ... See full summary »

Director:

Rodney Gibbons

Writers:

Mark Evan Schwartz (screenplay), Louisa May Alcott (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Fee Kathleen Fee ... Narrator / Molly
Michael Caloz Michael Caloz ... Nat Blake
Mariel Hemingway ... Jo Bhaer
Ben Cook ... Dan
Ricky Mabe ... Tommy Bangs
Chris Sarandon ... Fritz Bhaer
Gabrielle Boni ... Nan Harding
Michael Yarmush Michael Yarmush ... Emil
Tyler Hynes ... Demi Brooke
B.J. McLellan B.J. McLellan ... Jack Ford
Mathew Mackay ... Franz
Julia Garland Julia Garland ... Daisy Brooke
Serge Houde ... John Brooke
Emma Campbell ... Meg Brooke
James Bradford James Bradford ... Silas Blake
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1871 New England. Two-week orphaned preteen Nat Blake, in his new circumstance, has been living on the streets of Boston with his more streetwise friend, fourteen year old Dan, who looks after Nat and who survives by his cunning and by stealing. Due to an event of living on the streets, Nat gets a benefactor in the form of John Brooke who pays for his schooling at Plumfield, a boys' boarding school in the country owned and operated by John's sister-in-law and her husband, Jo and Fritz Bhaer. Although each being different in the way they exact their discipline, both the Bhaers believe that treating the boys with compassion and treating them as boys will result in them being better people than if they were strict disciplinarians. Nat goes through some adjustment of needing to lie to survive on the street to life at Plumfield, but ultimately finds that that different life is one to which he truly wants and that the changes he has to make do make him a better person. Nat's stay at ... Written by Huggo

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Louisa May Alcott's Little Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Louisa May Alcott's novel has been adapted on two previous occasions: directed by Phil Rosen in 1934, and directed by Norman Z. McLeod in 1940. See more »

Quotes

Nat Blake: [runs in the barn] Dan! There you are... I thought you ran away again.
Dan: [gives him a cold stare] Would've it mattered?
[Nat nods his head]
Dan: Sure haven't been acting like it.
Nat Blake: What's that supposed to mean?
Dan: [angirly] You fit right in! With Tommy and the rest of the green-bellies! You even got yourself a girly...
Nat Blake: Nan?
Dan: You don't need me anymore... Nobody in this rat hole does.
Nat Blake: Have you been crying?
Dan: [gets upest, and walks toward Nat, Nat backs away] I don't cry, you hear me! Nothing and nobody makes me cry!...
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Version of Shirley Temple's Storybook: Little Men (1960) See more »

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Sharp Movie
24 July 2003 | by staisil2See all my reviews

When I say that Little Men is a 'sharp' movie, I mean that it has a witty sense to it. Though it will never match the success of Little Women, I feel that it comes pretty dang close. I don't know why people dislike it so much. I thought the actors did a fine job, especially newcomer Ben Cook who played Dan. You could feel with and for the characters as you could in Little Women, but the atmosphere is different at least, and it is refreshing. 8 out of 10.


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