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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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A Modern Television Classic
28 July 2006 | by dbfromda313See all my reviews

Roughing it is a great movie about the interesting life of Mark Twain. It is extremely accurate and is well made. Roughing it is an entertaining made-for-TV movie. You will learn a great deal and will enjoy it while doing so. The very underrated writer of this film, Steven H.Berman was nominated for his brilliant screenplay by the Writers Guild of America. James Garner is great along with his all-star cast. Robin Dunne does his job well as a young Mark Twain, Adam Arkin delivers with his role as does Ned Beatty and the rest of the cast. If you have not seen this film I suggest to rent and or buy it as soon as possible, you won't regret it. 10 out of 10


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