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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 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:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

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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Dry wit and poignant sub stories make this worth watching.
23 March 2002 | by rkarlinSee all my reviews

Have you ever taped a show because you didn't really think you'd like it but wanted to be sure...and then when you started the tape, you found yourself watching it straight through. That's how this movie (actually a two part mini-series) caught me. James Garners' excellent voice overs and interludes as Mark Twain allow us to watch as if we were reading the book. Garners' performance and Adam Arkins' small but Emmy deserving turn as a man our hero Sam Clemmens meets in his episodic journey to find himself are the two best out of several good performances which brings this story to life and to heart.


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