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The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

In Missouri, during the 1840s, young Huck Finn fearful of his drunkard father and yearning for adventure, leaves his foster family and joins with runaway slave Jim in a voyage down the Mississippi River toward slavery free states.

Director:

Stephen Sommers

Writers:

Mark Twain (novel), Stephen Sommers (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Wood ... Huck Finn
Courtney B. Vance ... Jim
Robbie Coltrane ... The Duke
Jason Robards ... The King
Ron Perlman ... Pap Finn
Dana Ivey ... Widow Douglas
Anne Heche ... Mary Jane Wilks
James Gammon ... Deputy Hines
Paxton Whitehead ... Harvey Wilks
Tom Aldredge ... Dr. Robinson
Laura Bell Bundy ... Susan Wilks (as Laura Bundy)
Curtis Armstrong ... Country Jake
Mary Louise Wilson ... Miss Watson
Frances Conroy ... Scrawny Shanty Lady
Danny Tamberelli ... Ben Rodgers (as Daniel Tamberelli)
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Storyline

Huckelberry was a young boy , who runs away from home, and floats down the Mississippi River. He meets a run away slave named Jim and the two undertake a series of adventures based on the Picaresque novel by Mark Twain. As the story progresses the duo exploit an array of episodic enterprises, while Huckleberry slowly changes his views of bigotry. Along the way, Huck and Jim meet the King and Duke, who ultimately send the protagonists towards a different route on their journey. As Huck begins to have a change of heart, he gradually begins to distinguish between right and wrong, and conclusively, Huck is faced with the moral dilemma between the world's prejudice, of which he's grown up with, and the lessons Jim has taught him throughout the story about the evils of racism. Written by Cayman Frendt

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They called him a troublemaker. They called him a liar. They called him every name in the book. But everything in his life will change when one man called him friend. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,033,029, 4 April 1993

Gross USA:

$24,103,594

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,103,594
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

No sound stages were used in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Huck's raft is rammed (at around 49 mins) by a ship with a high bow, designed for rough/open seas. But when the camera angle changes, we see a typical Mississippi paddle steamer with the characteristically low bow, steaming by the wreckage. See more »

Quotes

The King: We've even invented something to remove tartar off your teeth... unfortunately, the enamel goes right along with it.
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Connections

Version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet No.17 'Jagd' in B-Flat major, K.458
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Dante Progliese
Courtesy of Hollywood Film Music Libraly
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This movie is odd.

It's a Disney kid's film that is often appealing to that audience through goofy music, simple emotions and light humor. However, it's also surprisingly dark in its themes and overtly violent in its action. The combination of Disney and Twain just don't quite rub together well...however, Wood is perfectly cast, Vance connects with each of his scenes with great heart, and Sommers does a good job of bringing this world to us. Tonally illogical? Sure...but otherwise, not half bad.


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