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Tuck Everlasting (2002)

A young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of immortals.

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Jay Russell

Writers:

Natalie Babbitt (novel), Jeffrey Lieber (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Bledel ... Winnie Foster
William Hurt ... Angus Tuck
Sissy Spacek ... Mae Tuck
Jonathan Jackson ... Jesse Tuck
Scott Bairstow ... Miles Tuck
Ben Kingsley ... Man in the Yellow Suit
Amy Irving ... Mother Foster
Victor Garber ... Robert Foster
Kosha Engler ... Miles' Wife
Richard Pilcher Richard Pilcher ... Constable
Bradley Coryell Bradley Coryell ... Lead Mill Boy
John Badila John Badila ... Baker
Julia Hart ... Sally Hannaway
Naomi Kline Naomi Kline ... Beatrice Ruston
Kathryn Kelley Kathryn Kelley ... Mrs. Hannaway
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Storyline

Winnie Foster has everything a young woman could desire. She comes from a well-bred, wealthy, and respected family. She dresses in the finest clothes and is afforded every opportunity to refine herself. But Winnie finds that the heat of summer is not nearly as stifling as her gilded cage. She longs for freedom, for adventure. She escapes one morning to explore the woods surrounding her family's home, and encounters the Tucks, a close-knit family with a mysterious past that begs the question: If you could live forever, would you? And just when Winnie believes she has answered that question for herself, a mysterious man looking to profit from the source of the Tuck's immortality that will have her question her life, her desires, and what is the right thing to do. And in the end, learns, that death is not what is to be feared, but an unlived life. Written by Alyssa B.

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If you could choose to live forever, would you? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tuck Everlasting See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,268,764, 13 October 2002

Gross USA:

$19,161,999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,344,615
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jared Padalecki was offered the role of Jesse Tuck due to his and Alexis Bledel's on-screen chemistry in Gilmore Girls (2000). Padalecki declined, because he wanted a chance to work with other people. See more »

Goofs

When Robert Foster is talking to the Man in the Yellow Suit at the police station, the right-hand side of the collar of the man's shirt keeps on going up and down between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: There it is.
[Pointing to a mountain]
Winnie: This is the Eiffel Tower?
Jesse: The one in Paris - it's pretty tall. Mine is two feet higher.
Winnie: [They start to climb the mountain] Have you really seen the real one in Paris?
Jesse: Yes I have. And climbed 1.652 stairs to the top. Much easier than this. You doin' all right?
Winnie: I think so
Jesse: You're doin' great. Here
[Gives her a helping hand]
Winnie: If I went to the Eiffel Tower I would take one of those elevators.
[...]
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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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A Disney movie that Walt would have been proud of
24 August 2002 | by voguemanSee all my reviews

This is the best adaptation of a classic children's book I've seen in a very long time. Nearly everything in this film is just right. Of all the live-action films that Walt Disney produced in his lifetime, one he was very proud of was the 1960 POLLYANNA, and TUCK EVERLASTING reminded me of POLLYANNA in several key aspects. Like POLLYANNA, TUCK has a meticulous attention to period details (it takes place in 1914). Also like POLLYANNA, it has some high-powered acting talent in peripheral roles, with the main focus of the story on younger, less well-known actors. The cinematography is beautiful, with a rich interplay of light and shadow, and to best appreciate this aspect, you should try to see it in a theater with the brightest picture available. Like another classic children's book (CHARLOTTE'S WEB) TUCK EVERLASTING explores philosophical concepts of life and death and eternity that most adult films, much less children's films, ever touch on. I hope that TUCK doesn't end up comparable to POLLYANNA in one key area: lack of box-office success. Walt was extremely disappointed when, despite the loving attention he garnished on the film, audiences for the most part stayed away. TUCK EVERLASTING deserves to be a huge success. Hollywood has come under frequent criticism for not making enough family-friendly films, but it seems that when a rich, intelligent film does come out, it's ignored. I hope and pray that this one won't be.


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