Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Poster

Release Date: 1985

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Based on the beloved tale by Mark Twain, this made-for-television movie follows tenacious young Huckleberry Finn (Patrick Day) as he fakes his own death to escape his abusive father, Pap (Frederic Forrest). Heading down the Mississippi River, Huck encounters a runaway slave, Jim (Samm-Art Williams), and joins him on his travels. Along the way, Huck and Jim run into an array of eccentric characters, including a shifty duo known as the Duke (Jim Dale) and the King (Barnard Hughes).

Cast: Patrick W. Day, Lillian Gish, Frederic Forrest, Jim Dale, Barnard Hughes, Richard Kiley, Geraldine Page, Sada Thompson

Director: Peter Hunt

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Friendship, Deception, Escape, Engaging, Father, Growing up, Spirited