The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993). "Ah, Hells Bells, Jim ,I almost puked up my livers."
Join us for this week's episode "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". We talk drunkards, Orthodox American Christian ladies, magnetized morality, grift on grift on grift, bad accents, and why you always take the money and run. Does this movie have us sailing for freedom or are we better going down with the raft? Find out now!!!
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.
Directors: Stephen Sommers
Writers: Stephen Sommers, Mark Twain
Stars: Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Coltrane, and Jason Robards
Awards: Nominee : None
Film Budget: $6,500,00
Gross Worldwide: $24,103,594
Other than a sweeping score, no bangers are coming out of this film.
Facts for Anyone Who Has Ever Dreamed of Running Away From it All
No sound stages were used in this movie.
In this version, as in most other versions of Huckleberry Finn; the part where Tom Sawyer comes in at the end of the book and saves the day for Huck has been excised. Critics complained that this was a deux ex machina type moment; and it robs the hero; Huck; of his autonomy. Most film versions of Huck Finn change the ending and have Huck step in and save the day at the end; in other words Huck takes over for what the Tom Sawyer character does in the book.
At 29 minutes in to the movie, when Huck and Jim are on the side of the boat, you can see a large spider crawling on Jim's (Courtney V. Bance') shoulder. Clearly this spider was not meant to be there as it is paid no attention to in the scene.
Renee O'Connor who plays Julia Wilks is best known for her role as Gabrielle on Xena: Warrior Princess which was filmed in New Zealand. Many years later Elijah Wood starred in Lord of the Rings which was also filmed in New Zealand and used several of the actors and crew from Xena.
Robbie Coltrane claimed in an interview that the studio renamed the movie "The Adventures of Huck Finn" because focus groups had told them that "Huckleberry" sounded too Southern.
Surprisingly this little known 90's film is available on Disney+
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