The beloved Mark Twain story Tom Sawyer is brought to life in this musical adaptation starring Johnny Whitaker (TV's Family Affair) as Tom, Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs, Contact) as Becky Thatcher, Jeff East (Superman) as Huckleberry Finn, Celeste Holm (All About Eve) as Aunt Polly and Warren Oates (The Wild Bunch) as Muff Potter. Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) provide the sparkling music and lyrics with music conducted and adapted by John Williams (Jaws, Star Wars).
Composing with the Sherman Brothers""
Original Theatrical Trailer
Awards: Nominated for three Academy Awardsr (Best Art Direction, Costume Design, Best Music(Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation))
Jodie Foster is a ""natural-born scene-stealer"" (Los Angeles Times) as Becky Thatcher in this Oscarr-nominated musical adaptation of Mark Twain's classic novel starring redheaded mop-top Johnny Whitaker as the rascally Tom Sawyer. ""A genuine pleasure"" (Reader's Digest), this charming family film co-stars Celeste Holm as tough-loving Aunt Polly. A mischievous orphan with a knack for tall tales, Tom lives with his exasperated aunt in the riverfront town of Hannibal, Missouri. Along with his ragtag best friend Huckleberry Finn and his fetching sweetheart Becky Thatcher, Tom's life is a series of clever and irrepressible adventures. But when he and Huck witness a crime, Tom must decide if he will risk his life to save another."