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Roughing It (2002)

A teenaged Mark Twain travels to the American West during the "Gold Rush" days in search of fortune and his destiny.

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Steven H. Berman, Mark Twain (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Dunne ... Young Samuel Clemens
James Garner ... Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
Adam Arkin ... Henry
Eric Roberts ... The Foreman
Ned Beatty ... Slade
Adam Storke ... Seth
Charles Martin Smith ... Platt
Jill Eikenberry ... Livy Clemens
J.D. Nicholsen J.D. Nicholsen ... Higbie
Wayne Robson ... Mr. Ballou
Blu Mankuma ... Johnston
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... The Stranger
Greg Spottiswood ... Orion Clemens
Stephen E. Miller ... Higgins
Brian Stollery Brian Stollery ... Beamis
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A teenaged Mark Twain travels to the American West during the "Gold Rush" days in search of fortune and his destiny.

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Mark Twain. Rebel. Writer. Legend.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy önéletrajz vázlata See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Jewel Staite plays Twain's daughter, whose name appears as Susan Olivia Clemens. In fact, Twain's daughter Susy's full name was Olivia Susan Clemens. See more »

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Too short an abbreviation of a great novel
21 June 2015 | by drschorSee all my reviews

Just awful compared to the novel. The only made a minimal effort to stick to storyline, style, or humor of book. Many excellent and subtle satire missing. Telling the story as a flashback never happened and was the wrong format. Avoiding the time consuming and pointless flash back would have allowed more of the actual story as written by twain to be told. Etc. Etc. Don't waste your time. If you need an electronic version of this book, listen to the Librovox version. You can get the librivox version at Librivox.com. Movie versions of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer give a much more authentic Mark Twain Experience. Also try reading Innocents abroad or listening to libivox to get the true Mark Twain Humor


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