Tom and Huck (1995) - full transcript

A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer (Jonathan Taylor Thomas, witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn (Brad Renfro, a boy with no future and no family. Tom has to choose between honoring a friendship or honoring an oath because the town alcoholic is accused of the murder. Tom and Huck go through several adventures trying to retrieve evidence.

Smile, damn you.


[ Door opens ] [ Gasps ]

Shut the door.

What do you want?

I have a job for you.

What kind of job?

It's heavy work.

We'll need another man.

- When do you want it done?
- Some night soon.

The graveyard.

Unless you're afraid.

The job pays two dollars.
Take it or leave it.

I'll take it.

But the job pays three dollars.

Unless you think
I deserve more.

No. Three dollars
seems fair enough. Yep.

[ Sighs,
gasps ]
[ Clock chimes ]

[ Chiming ]

[ Snoring ]

¶¶ [ Humming ]

And where do you think
you're going?

Go back to sleep, sid.
I'm just runnin' away
from home.

This time for sure.

Me and Joe Harper
and Ben Rogers
is goin' to new Orleans...

To be steamboat men.
Not if I tell
aunt Polly.

[ Mumbling ]

I knew you were gonna be
your annoying little self,

So I rigged up
a little surprise for ya.

And so you don't get lonely...

now, that right there
is the most poisonous spider
in the whole world.

If you knock that glass over,
she's gonna be pretty angry.

'Course, it could just be
a little harmless fruit spider.

But, only one way
to find out, right?

[ Man ] Howdy, boys!

Hey, muff.
Yeah, hey, muff.

Where are you headed
this hour of the night?

We're runnin' away
from home.

I used to do that all the time,
until home ran away from me.

Where'd they go?

As far away as they could.

Come on.

Don't let me stop you.

Hey, when ya comin' back?

Yep, never!

Never, huh?

See ya tomorrow.

Bye, bye, Hannibal.
Good-bye! We're
gonna be steamboat men.

Left and bring her
into the wind, Mr. Harper.
Aye, sir.

Steady, now, steady.

Steady it is, sir.

Next stop, new Orleans.
Nothing can stop us

- Hard to port! Hard to port!
- What's port?

To the left!
No, it's right!

To the right then.
Just pull it, Joe.
Pull it!

Come on, Joe!

[ Boys yelling ]

[ Groans ]

All right. Tom, tom.
Tom! Tom!


[ Gagging ]

[ Coughing ]

[ Joe and Ben ]
Tom! Tom!

You all right, tom?
Yeah, yeah.
Of course I'm all right.

If it hadn't been for...

Whoever it was,
you'd have been a goner.

Come on.

Bye, tom.

[ Grunting ]

[ Thumping ]

[ Sighs ]
Mornin', everybody.
What's for breakfast?

Well, you can start...
With this.


Couldn't I just have
some scrambled eggs?

Tom, I have a notion
to skin you alive.

Sneaking out 'til all hours!
Worrying a body to death!

Yeah. Shall I get
the switch?

I swore to your mama,
my own sister, on her deathbed
that I would raise you proper.

And you're doin'
a fine job.

I know I am not doing
my duty by you.

I'll get the switch.

I'll just be obliged
to make you work tomorrow.

Couldn't I just take
a whippin'?

I have got to do something,
and I ain't got the heart
to hit you.

Now sit.

[ Chickens clucking ]

[ Boy ] ¶ toot, toot ¶

¶ toot, toot ¶

¶ toot, toot ¶

¶ toot, toot ¶

¶¶ [ whistling ] ¶ toot, toot ¶

¶¶ [ whistling continues ]

Are you feeling okay, tom?

Hi, Billy.
I was havin' so much fun,
didn't even hear you comin'.

this here fence.

Nah. That ain't fun.
That's work.

Billy, if this was work,
would I be doin' it?

Ain't every day
a boy gets
to whitewash a fence.

Say, tom?

Let me whitewash a little?

Aunt Polly's awful particular
about this fence.

Just a little.

I'd like to help you out, bill.
Honest injun.

But if you were to tackle
this here fence, and
anything was to happen to it...

I'll be real careful.

What'll you give me?


oop! Oooh!
[ Groans, coughs ]


You're back!
Where'd you go?
Where've you been?

Well, I'm a traveler.

I go lots of places.

Go upriver, downriver.
No place particular.

I'm bound to pass through here

You're the one
who pulled me out
the other night.

I felt like a swim.

Come on.
I'll show you my place.

So how long
you been livin' here,

About a month.

A month, huh?



Last week, aunt Polly whupped me
for swipin' a pie that
was coolin' on the windowsill.

But it wasn't me.
Figured it was sid.

-He wanted it,
but I beat him to it.
-I oughta punch you in the nose.

You're welcome to try.

Maybe later.

So, when you're not
stealin' food and
savin' folks from drownin',

what do you do
all day?
Whatever I want.

Sure are lucky.

I'm a free man.

Go wherever I want when
I wanna go there, do whatever
I want when I want to do it.

It's as simple as that.

[ Snaps fingers ]

It's good to see ya.

What's that for?

It's what friends do.

We friends?

It's up to you.

If your aunt Polly
catches you and me,

she'll whup you
from here to St. Louis.

This has nothin' to do with her.
We was friends before.
Don't you remember?

Yeah, I guess we were.

Now we're friends again.

Yeah, I guess we are.

[ Man ]
We won't do it again,
will we?

Will we?
I can't hear you.

Thomas Sawyer!

Sorry I'm late for school,
Mr. dobbins.

Well, what's your excuse
this time?

I stopped to talk
with huckleberry finn.

[ Class gasping ]

Thomas Sawyer!

That is the most
astounding confession...

I have ever had to listen to.

Yes, sir.
You are not unaware...

That it is forbidden
to converse with that...

Idle wastrel?

No, sir.
I-I mean, yes, sir.

You know, of course,
that I shall have to punish you.
Oh, no.

No, Mr. dobbins, please.
You wouldn't make me sit
with the girls.

[ Students giggling ]

Once again, Thomas Sawyer,

you have outsmarted yourself.
[ Chuckling ]

[ Giggling ]

Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh.

Grade seven's green book.

[ Moans ]

"A Missouri maiden's farewell
to Alabama."

"Alabama, good-bye.
I love thee well.

"For, yes, for a while
do I leave thee now.

"Sad? Yes.

"Sad thoughts of thee
my heart doth swell...

"And burning recollections
from my brow.

"For I have wandered through...

"Thy flowery woods.

"Have roamed and read here
tallapoosa's stream.

Have listened
to Tallahassee's... "

[ bell ringing ]
[ Mr. dobbins ]
who belongs to this peach?

Becky Thatcher,
do you belong to this peach?

You will not abandon
unconsumed food in my school.
Do you hear?

[ Water splashes ]

Hello, huck.

Hello, yourself,
and see how you like it.

Whatcha doin' here?

Lookin' for jackasses.

Under a bridge?

I found one, didn't I?
[ Laughing ]
[ Laughing ]

You gonna let her
do that to you?

It's 'cause she likes me.

She pushes you off a bridge
'cause she likes you?
Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.

I think you're both crazy.

Hey, huck, what you got
in the sack?

A dead cat.

Wagon run over him.
Guts come out both ends.

[ Coughs ]
What's a dead cat
good for?

To cure warts with.

I got one.
How's it work?

You take your dead cat
to the graveyard on the day
somebody wicked's been buried.

When the devil comes,
you heave your dead cat at him
and say,

"devil follow corpse.
Cat follow devil.

Warts follow cat.
I'm done with you."

That'll fetch any wart.
Sounds right.

- So when you gonna try?
- Tonight.

Let me go with ya, huck.

You might get scared.

I ain't scared of nothin'.

[ Wolf howling ]

[ Muff making eerie sounds ]

Dead seems kinda lively tonight,
don't they?


[ Doc Robinson ] Be careful!


[ Mumbling ]

[ Huck ] Who are they?
[ Tom ] the two on the right
ain't so bad.

The skinny one's doc Robinson,
and the fat one's muff Potter.

Muff wouldn't hurt a fly.
That third fellow there?

That's injun Joe.
Injun Joe?

You know him?

Let's just say I met him once,

and I ain't in a hurry
to meet him again.

They're goin' for
one of them old graves.

[ Grunting ]

[ Shovel thumping ]

[ Doc whispering ]
That's it. That's it.

W-would it be all right...

If we stopped for a...
A little libation?

I need me a drink.

No! Haul it up!
And hurry.

Yep! C'mon, c'mon.
Pry it open. Tip it over.


One-eyed murrell?
My God!
[ Chuckles ]

Put the coffin back.
Cover up your tracks.

Hey, not so fast.
Get your hands
off me.

Gimme that box.
Doc, Joe, let's talk
this over like gentle...

what'd you do that for?
That's just not right.

Is it, doc?
Come here.

Come on, now.
I got ya.
It's a treasure map.

[ Groans ]

Murrell's treasure?
Murrell's lost treasure?

By glory, we're rich!

[ Doc ] It's mine!


[ Groaning ] No.

[ Doc whimpering ]

[ Mumbling ]
What are you doing
with that thing?

[ Doc groaning ]

We gotta tell
the sheriff.
I ain't tellin' nobody.

Unless you're dumber than
I think you are, you're gonna
keep your mouth shut too.

But we seen a murder.

Yeah. And there's gonna be
two more murders
if we squeak on injun Joe.

Killin' us
would mean less to him
than drowning a few cats.

[ Panting ]
I guess you're right.
We can't tell nobody.

You're damn right.

Just to make sure
you don't change your mind,

we're gonna swear an oath.

We'll write it down
and sign it in blood.

Our blood?

Unless you wanna go back
and borrow some
from doc Robinson.

You do it.
I ain't much good
at writin'.

I lost my marble!

We've got bigger things
to worry about.

Now, would you please
write this down?

[ Sighs ] I'm sorry.

Huck finn and tom Sawyer...

Swear they'll keep shut...

About what they seen.

May they drop down dead
if they ever tell a soul.

And rot.

And rot.

Now we sign it.

"H" is for huck.

"F" for finn.


[ Thunderclaps ]

I'm gonna kill you, tom Sawyer.

[ Growling ]



[ Panting ]

Bad dream?

Ow! Mother, mother!
Tom hit me with a pillow!

[ Excited chatting ]

[ Man ]
C'mon! C'mon!
Right down here.

Hey, tom!
School's been called off.

Why? What for?
There's been
a murder.

I didn't do it!
I swear, I didn't do it!

What happened to your face?
I-I-I don't know, but
I swear I didn't do it.

Look what I found!
It's muff Potter's knife.

I sold it to him last winter.
I say lynch him.
Lynch him now!

- You've gotta believe me!
- No.

- [ Injun Joe ]
I saw the murder.
- [ Crowd ] Hang him up.

Oh. Oh, Joe.
Thank the lord.

You tell them now.

You tell them...
you tell them it ain't me.

[ Sheriff ]
Tell us what you know.

Yeah, I passed through here
last night.

And I saw muff
and doc Robinson...
Diggin' up that there grave.

[ Crowd mumbling ]

Then in a drunken rage,
i saw muff stab the doc.

[ Crowd yelling ]
String him up!

That ain't
the way it happened.
I swear.

We found the map...
To murrell's treasure.

And then Joe and doc
got to fightin'.
Murrell's treasure.

You hear that, people?
More drunk talk
from muff Potter.

Murrell's lost treasure
is an old wives' tale.

I know the history
of this entire county,

and I'm telling you
it doesn't exist.

But I seen the map!

I say you're lyin'.

I say there ain't no map.

- And there never was.
- [ Man ] String him up!

Who all thinks muff Potter's
a drunk,

a liar and a murderer,
raise your hand!

[ Shouting ]

I say we hang him!

All right, folks.
Let's just hold on here.
Now, hold on.

Thank you.

Now, you folks
wouldn't be trying to deny me
the pleasure...

Of presidin' over a trial,
now would ya?

You all right,
Mr. Potter?

After all, what would be
the point of having
a new judge in town...

If you won't let me
judge anything?
We all know he's guilty!

Ow! Hey!
We all know you're
an idiot, ed dobbins.

Listen to me,
you pointy-headed ghouls.

Muff Potter may be
the scum of the earth,

but he deserves a fair trial,
and I aim to see he gets one.

Judge, how soon can you
get this business started?

I should be able
to start hearin' evidence
day after tomorrow.

Settled. Now,
the rest of you good citizens,
you be on your way.

Let the law do its job.
Come on.

Let's go, muff.

I didn't do it, tom.
I swear, I didn't do it.

[ Children ]
¶ there's gonna be a hanging
there's gonna be a hanging ¶

you wanna drop dead and rot?

Muff's innocent, huck.
We gotta help him.

We ain't gotta do nothin'.

You'd let him hang
for somethin' he didn't do?

It ain't no skin off my back.

What if we could get the map?

We could prove muff
was tellin' the truth, and it
wouldn't make us break our oath.

Only one little problem.
That map is in
injun Joe's pocket.

Well, if you're scared...
why should I stick my neck out
for muff Potter?

'Cause we know
he didn't do it.

So not doin' anything
about it is wrong.
Says who?

[ Sighs ]

What if it was you
in muff's shoes?
It ain't.

What if it was me?
If you was that stupid,

maybe you'd deserve
what was comin' to you.

It's not what friends do, huck.

I thought we was friends.

Maybe I don't know
what you're talkin' about.

¶¶ [ Humming ]

Hello, tom.
Hey, Becky.

Sorry I pushed you
in the creek yesterday.

You can push me in
if you want to.

I would.
I just don't feel like it
right now.

Thank you.

What's the matter, tom?

Oh, nothin'.

You can tell me.
[ Sighs ]

I won't ever tell anybody.

[ Sighs ]


This is for you.


You ever been engaged, Becky?

How do you do it?

Well, you gotta tell the person
that you love 'im.

Then what?

Well, then you're 'spose
to kiss.


You first.
I love you. There.
Now you gotta say it to me.

Turn your face away.

And you can't tell anybody
I won't.

I love you.

Well, I...
Guess everything's done
but the kissin' part.

[ Gasps ]


Oh, tom, it's, it's...
what is it?

It's your engagement ring.
It's beautiful.

It sure is.
Why, when I was engaged
to Amy Lawrence, she...

what? You mean,
I'm not the first?

Yeah. But, Becky,
that was ages ago.
Two months at least.

I hate you.

I hate you, and I hope you die!

What'd I do?

[ Boy ]
Guys, that's injun Joe.

This here belong to any of you?

[ Gasps ]

Uh, anybody come to see me,
Muff, don't be stupid.

Nobody cares about you.
Nobody's gonna miss you
when you're gone.

[ Sheriff ] Here you go.

Thank you.

[ Clears throat ]

[ Sighs ]

Injun Joe's on the move.

What made you come back, huck?

I figured if you did it alone,
you'd probably splotch it up.

Yeah, probably.

[ Man snoring ]

[ Snoring continues ]

[ Man ]
You better watch your mouth.

[ Arguing, fighting ]

[ Arguing, chatting ]

[ Injun Joe ]
Some kid dropped a marble
in the graveyard.

You see this here?
He's got my marble.


Eh, probably a drunk.

It ain't
muff Potter.
[ Laughing ]
It's so.

The only stumblin'
he's gonna be doin'
is at the end of a rope.

Shut up, [ Clears throat ]


Yeah, Joe...

[ Man ]
Come on, move!
Let's move.

Watch it. Watch it.
C'mon, hit me.

[ Grunting ]

Nice little pirogue
you got there.

Come on, lefty.
All right, lefty.

Get it out.
That's it, that's it.

[ Man ]
Double hold.
Now, c'mon.

All right,
separate apart.
Go ahead.

I guess we can use muff's raft.

I doubt he'll be usin' it
anytime soon.

We better hide the raft
and camp out
'til first light.

[ Bird squawking ]





[ Laughing ]

[ Snoring ]

He's just drunk asleep.

Shouldn't be too hard
to get that map.

Yeah. Let's get it
and "git."

[ Snoring continues ]

Ain't ya comin'?

One map don't need
the two of us.

I'll wait here.

[ Snoring ]

[ Twig cracks ]

[ Gasps ]

[ Groans ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Snoring continues ] Go.

[ Snorts ]

[ Sneezes ]

[ Pots crashing ]

Them goddamn wild boars.


[ Sighs ]

You had to sneeze.

[ Thunderclaps ]
Muff's raft must've
washed away in the storm.

I guess we'll have to take
the long way back
to Hannibal.

But I'll tell ya,
your ol' aunt's gonna tar
the head off of you...

If she finds out
you've been out with me
all this time.


It's the old
haunted house.

Ghosts don't come out
'til night anyway.
[ Sniffling ]

[ Clanking ]
Then what was that?

I don't know,
but it's gettin' closer.

Then what are we
standing here for?

[ Door creaking ]

Tom. Tom.

[ Creaking ] What was that?

They say this place is haunted.

With rats maybe.

[ Creaking continues ]

[ Injun Joe ] Let's go to work.

According to murrell's map,

it should be
right next to the fireplace.

[ Injun Joe ]
Hey, dig faster,
you stinkin' hog.

I'm doin' all the work.

That's a damn lie!
I'm diggin' like
a chick on the beach.

Move over.

Quit your bellyachin' and dig.

[ Emmett ] You sure
about the fireplace?
Ain't that what I said?

[ Emmett ]
Well, if it's the right place,
he sure buried it deep.

- I'm halfway to China.
- Just keep diggin'.

You see?
Right here.


I think I found somethin'.
Great snakes!

[ Screaming ]

[ Screaming ]
I gotta get outta here!

[ Screaming continues ]

Shut up!

You screamin' coward.

That wasn't ghosts.
It was cobwebs!

Now, c'mon!

[ Emmett ]
Well, no need to hit me.

[ Grunting ] God, that's heavy!

Go ahead and knock it off.

[ Gasping ]
Good lord! Look at you.

You beautiful money.

Hello, Texas and the good life.


We'll wait.

'Til after the trial.
I've got to testify.

Make sure muff takes the blame
for doc's murder.

- Where're we gonna keep it
in the meantime?
- Number two under the cross.

Load up. I've got some things
to take care of in town.
Number two under the cross.

[ Emmett grunting ]
Look who's doin'
all the darn work.

Raining like pouring pigs
on a rawhide. Well...

no more map.

No more muff.

[ Tom ]
Number two under the cross.

[ Huck ] If you ask me,
we're better off not knowin'.

'Cause we're pushin' our luck
messin' with injun Joe.

It's the best way I know of
to get killed.

Yeah. They say
he's the best knife fighter
on the whole Mississippi.

My pap's the best.

Taught injun Joe
everything he knows.

Your pap knew injun Joe?

They met in jail.

See, my pap was always runnin'
from the law, 'cept when he was
beatin' me like a rented mule.

Anyways, he taught Joe
how to throw a knife.

He taught me too.

[ Bell ringing ]

[ Ringing continues ]

Huck, you hear that?

[ Ringing continues ]

Them's church bells.

It ain't Sunday.

Them's funeral bells.

You're right.

[ Joe ]
He sold it to Doug Tanner...
no, wait.

Mickey Douglas got the marble
from his cousin in St. Louis...

Who traded it to Alfred temple,
who sold it to...
Johnny Miller.

No, wait.
Alfred sold it to...
[ Grunting ]

Just tell me
who owned it last, boy.
Tom Sawyer owned it last.

But it don't matter now
'cause now tom's dead.

That's too bad.

I'm so sad.

Yeah, that's it.
Run, fat boy.


Tom Sawyer's hat.

They found it in the wreckage
of muff Potter's boat.

The mighty Mississippi
claims another life.

And while there's some comfort
in knowing...

Tom's fate,

- he was so young, just a boy.
- Hey, that's my hat.

And a good boy.
It's me.

[ Laughs ]
They think I'm dead.
Can you believe it?

Boy, this is the best trick
that's ever been played
in the history of Hannibal ever.

They actually miss me.
What do you think of that?

I don't know.
I ain't never been missed.
[ Becky ] I can't believe it.

I can't believe he's gone.
I wish I could see him
just one more time.

I'd tell him
I love him.
[ Gasps ]

And I'd hold him close,
and I'd kiss him...

Right in front of everybody.

I'm still here.

[ Judge ]
...His spirit,

a bit mischievous.

We have to admit, there's
a little bit of tom Sawyer
in all of us.

I know I speak for everyone
when I say...

I am going to miss him.

[ Mourners weeping ]
I'm beginnin'
to miss me too.

To accept this loss...
how long you gonna make
your aunt suffer?

What are you talkin' about?


[ Crying ]

She does look kinda sad,
doesn't she?

[ Sobbing ]
Aunt Polly,
please don't cry.

You got all these people
bawling their eyes out
for ya.

Go home, tom.
[ Judge ]
Lord, we'd give anything...

To have tom back with us
right now.


[ Chatting in amazement ]

[ Woman ] It's tom Sawyer!

[ Laughs ]

Tom! Tom!
Oh, tom!

Hello, Becky.

Becky Thatcher!

Now that you're alive again,
tom Sawyer,

you should set your mind
to being useful.

A young man doesn't want
to waste his time...

Foolin' folks and
fallin' out of church ceilings.

She is absolutely right.

Come on.
We're going home.
Ow! Ow!

[ Tom ]
Aunt Polly, I just fell
15 feet onto a hard floor. Ow!

I don't say it wasn't
a fine joke, tom.

But to keep everybody suffering
while you had a good time!

Hang you, tom!
Can't you
ever learn anything?

I've a mind to having you
whitewashin' the whole town
for what you did.

Shall I get
some more soap, mother?

I don't know why
you're smilin', sid.
You're next!


[ Clinking noise ]

whatcha doin'?
I'm packing.

What for?

It's time to move
on down the river.

Why? 'Cause it's what I do.
I never stay long in one place.
I gotta keep movin'.

What about muff Potter?
We tried.
It didn't work out.

But the trial's tomorrow,
huck. But, huck...

look! I don't leave places
'cause I want to.

I leave 'cause sooner or later
they're gonna find me
and run me out.

I'm sick and tired of it, tom.
I'm gonna beat 'em
to the punch this time.

I thought we was friends, huck.

You thought wrong.

I ain't got no friends.
I ain't got time for 'em.

But if I did have one,
I'd want him to be like you.


[ Gasps ]

[ Coughs ]

You lose something?

It... it ain't mine.

Don't you lie to me, boy!

You know that is my marble.
Reason I didn't recognize it...

Is I lost it
two, three months ago
in a graveyard.


Fetch me the knife.

I said, fetch!

Give it to me.

You'd like to stick
that thing in me, wouldn't ya?

You'd like to gut me good,
wouldn't ya, boy?

Well, here's your chance.

Go ahead.

I dare you.

You didn't kill me, boy.
Big mistake!

'Cause if you tell anybody
what you know,

I sure as hell
am gonna kill you!

[ Hammering, men chatting ]

[ Tom ]
Hey, muff.
Hi, tom.

How you feelin'?

Not so good.

They treatin' you okay?

It's an awful thing
that's happened, tom,

and now I gotta swing for it.

[ Hammering continues ]
[ Man ]
Give her a try.

Maybe not.

I'm innocent.

I didn't do it.
I swear!

I done a lot of crazy,
drunk things in my time.

But I never killed anyone.
You gotta believe me.
I do, muff.

You do?
Yep, I do, muff.

How come?

Well, I know you, muff.

I mean, sure
when you get drunk,
you're awful disgusting...

And you smell too.

But I know
you wouldn't hurt a fly.

Oh... muff, muff,
please don't cry. Please.

You been mighty good
to me, tom.

Better than anybody else
in this town,
and I'm not gonna forget it.

I swear I'm not.

Let me shake your hand, tom.

You'll have
to come through the bars.
Mine's too big.

Little hands.

But I know they'd help
muff Potter a power
if'n they could.

[ Aunt Polly ] Tom?

Tom? Tom!

Why, tom, it's not bedtime
for another hour.

Are you feeling all right?

You don't have a fever.

What's ailing you?

Aunt Polly,

what if you swore an oath...

not to tell somethin',

but the something
you promised not to tell
needs tellin'?


I guess you can't break
the oath.

You'd drop dead and rot.
Not good.

And on top of that,
someone will cut your neck
with a knife.

Not good at all!

But if you don't tell,
somethin' worse will happen...

To someone
who doesn't deserve it.

Tom, for as long as I
can remember, you have been
nothing but trouble to me.

Most of the time
you are selfish
and irresponsible.

But you're a good boy.
You've got a good heart.

And I believe you'll know
the right thing to do.

And you'll do it.

Just follow your heart.

[ Sighs ] Muff's a goner.

And you're sure,

beyond any shadow of a doubt,

that this is the implement...

Upon which a transaction
resulting in purchase...

Between yourself
and the accused, as vendee,

took place?

I, uh...
could you repeat the question,

[ Gallery laughing ]

[ Lawyer ]
You're sure
this is the knife...

You sold?
Sure, I'm sure!

Last winter.

Last winter.

And, um, is the beneficiary...

Of the aforementioned
present here today?

If you're askin' me
about muff Potter,
i can tell you that he...

could you, please,

point out
the owner of this knife?

[ Chuckling ]
Are you blind?
He's sittin' right there.

[ Lawyer ]
Say the name, please.

Potter! Potter!
Muff Potter!

[ Witness ]
Everyone knows
it's muff Potter.

Muff Potter!

Thanking you.

That will be all.
Take the witness.

No questions.

[ Gallery muttering ]

So I went
on up to the cemetery.

I like to sit up there
and watch the stars.

Anyway, I saw muff drunk.

Real drunk and in a rage.

And he lifted the knife...
And he stuck it in the doc.

[ Gallery murmuring ]

Over and over and over.

'Bout four times
he stuck 'im...

'Til he was dead.

[ Lawyer ] Take the witness.

No questions.
Mr. aycock,

I would be obliged
if you would at least pretend
to defend Mr. Potter.

[ Loud chatting ]

[ Gavel banging ] Order!

There will be order
in this courtroom!

You may step down.

[ Lawyer ]
Thanking you,
your honor.

By the oaths...

Of honest citizens...

Whose simple word
is above suspicion,

we have fastened this crime,
this awful crime,

beyond all possibility
of question...

Upon the unhappy prisoner.

Muff Potter is guilty
of the murder
of Dr. Jonas Robinson!

We rest our case... here.

[ Man ] Well said.
[ Woman ]
That's a gift.

[ Gavel banging ]

Counsel for the defense.

Do you have a defense?

Indeed we do,
your honor!

The defense calls to the stand
Mr. Thomas Sawyer.

whatcha doin'?

Thomas Sawyer,
do you solemnly swear
to tell the truth,

the whole truth
and nothin' but the truth,
so help you God?

[ Tom ] I, uh...

I, uh...
[ Judge ]

Do you swear to tell the truth?

- It would certainly be
the first time.
- Stop it!

I do.

Then have a seat, son.

Mr. Sawyer, where were you
the twenty-eighth of this month
at the hour of midnight?

I was in the graveyard...

[ Murmuring ]
What were
you doing there?

Tryin' to get rid
of warts, sir.

[ Laughing ]

Were you close to the grave that
muff Potter was digging up?

[ Panting ]
I... I...


this is a waste of time.

Thomas Sawyer wouldn't know
the truth if it kicked him
in the teeth.

The boy's an outright liar!

I was there!
I saw the murder!

Doc Robinson
wasn't stabbed four times.
He was stabbed three times.

He is right!
And I ain't told that
to a soul!

It wasn't muff.

Muff even tried to stop it.

But injun Joe
took muff's knife...

And stabbed the doc.

[ Sighs ] It was injun Joe.


[ Gallery screaming ]
Stop right there!

[ Man ]
Go get him! Let's go!

[ Judge ] don't just
stand there. Go after him!

All right, all right.

[ Laughing, crying ]

All right.
He's fine.
Tom, are you
all right?

He's fine. Sit down.
Sit down.
Oh, my darling!

Good job.
Yes, sir.
[ Woman ]
he's a brave boy.

[ Door creaking ]

Hey, Joe!

Gonna do some diggin'
without me?
No, Joe. I was, uh...

I was just gettin' these tools
together in case you come back.
Oh, am I glad to see ya!

I don't think
you're glad to see me.

I think you was gonna go
to number two
under the cross...

And get the treasure
for yourself!

[ Yells ]

I wouldn't cheat ya!

That's right.

You wouldn't cheat me
'cause you're smart enough
to know if you ever did,

[ groans ]

I just might have to kill you.

[ Aunt Polly ] Injun Joe's
far, far away from here.
Believe me, tom.

And Mary's taking
the flowers as usual.

I'll need you and sid
to carry the jam. Tom, mind you
don't eat any on the way there.

[ Tom ] I ain't goin'.
You're not going
to the picnic?

Shut your head, sid.
Tom, now I know you're scared,
and rightly so.

But right now you're
a glittering hero, and the whole
town'll be wantin' to see you.

It's not your place
to be worrying
about that injun Joe.

I hear a detective
came up from St. Louis.
They say he found a clue.

Yeah, well, you can't
hang a clue for murder.

Did you hear that?

[ Tom ] What?
I thought
I heard somethin'.

- Where?
- Maybe...

At the front door.

Well, go see, sid.

[ Sid ] One moment, please!

Oh, tom, there's
an Indian gentleman
to see you.

[ Laughing ]

Tom! Wha...
tom! Sid!

[ Sighs ]

[ Leaves rustling ]

[ Gasps ]

[ Panting ]

[ Screams ] Shh.

You scared?

You should be.

Huck, what are you doin'?

Remember this?
But, huck...

according to this,
you should be dead
and rottin' right about now.

I had to help muff.

Not helpin' him
would've been wrong.

I know, but...
You swore an oath, tom.

Don't that mean anything to ya?

Yeah, of course it does.

It's just...

it just felt like
the right thing to do.

Huck, it was
the right thing to do.

You swore an oath, tom.
You swore!

What was I supposed to do, huh?

Just lay back
and let muff Potter swing?
You tell me, huck!

You know you ain't never
been in more trouble
than you are right now!

- Injun Joe's gonna kill you.
- You think I don't know that?

Just don't expect me
to stick around and save
your little neck this time.

I don't.

'Cause I ain't goin' to.

Then why'd ya come back?

I don't know.

To tell you to be careful.

I've been to your funeral once.

I ain't goin' again.

[ Sighs ]

Huck! Hey, huck!

Muff Potter's my friend.

When a friend's in trouble,
you can't run away.

If you go to the crossroads
and you listen to the wind,

it'll tell you all the important
things that are gonna happen
to ya in the next twelve months.

Now, you may be wantin'
to tell, you may
be wantin' to fuss...

[ girls laughing ]

[ Gasps ] Hmm?

Come back here.
I'm gonna get you!

[ Aunt Polly ]
Tom, don't...
sid, now don't...

[ tom ]
Come back here!
I'm not done with you yet!

I sow hemp seed;
And he who is
to be my husband,

let him come and harrow it.

Look into the mirror,
and you shall see
the form of your husband.

[ Girls giggling ]

[ Man ]
Come and get some pie, gals.

[ Tom ]
Come on, sid! Come here.
Got another spider for ya!

[ Sid ]

Hey, Becky.

Oh, no!

What? What'd I do?
gonna be married.

You needn't look
so disappointed.

I don't like it
any better than you do!

[ Sighs ]

[ Muff ]
Every one of 'em was dead.

And every one of 'em...
Was smilin'.

[ Children gasp ]

Well, I run out of stories.

How 'bout we go
look at the cave?
[ Cheering ]

Come on, boys and girls,
let's go look at that cave!

[ Judge ]
Everybody stay together.
No wandering off!

So he said, "me?"
In a silly voice.
So I said...

hello, sir.
This truly is
a wondrous place.

God's own cathedral,
your honor.
Well put,
Mr. Potter.

[ Judge ] Be careful, Rebecca.

I will.
You children
stay to the forechambers.

[ Muff ]
You heard the judge.
Now, listen to him.

"Be careful, Rebecca.
Stay close to the forechamber,

I'll go where I please.

I dare ya.

¶ Ring around the Rosie
pocketful of posies ¶

¶ ashes, ashes
we all fall down ¶¶

it's beautiful.

I've been here a million times.
Satan's cathedral.

Well, I'll find a cavern
you haven't been to,
and I'll name it myself!

[ Whispering, mimicking Becky ]
I'll name it myself.

[ Muff ]
Come on, move it. Come on.
[ Child ] I'm here.

Stragglers, move on.
That's it.
[ Boy ] Good-bye, muff.

[ Clears throat ]

Yeah, that's the last
of 'em.
Looks like
that about does it.

[ Chuckles ]
Here, I don't mind
if I do.

I don't mind
if you do, either.
[ Laughing ]

Excuse me, judge.
I was wondering
if you'd seen tom.

He was with my Rebecca.
They were chasing each other
around in the back of the cave.

I'm assuming they came out
with everybody else.

What is it, sheriff?
What's wrong?

I was out makin' my rounds,
and I seen
the tavern door open.

So I went on inside,
and there he was lying there
deader than a mackerel.

Emmett. Big ol' knife hole
in his back.

[ Sheriff ]
Ain't but one man
throw a knife like that.

Look at this one.
This one's beautiful too.
I'll name this one.

We call it Aladdin's palace.


[ Echoing ] Hello!

[ Tom ] Hello!





[ Echoing ] Hello!

Hello! Hello!
[ Rocks landsliding ]

Hello! Hello!
No, Becky, stop!

Stop, Becky, stop!
Don't tell me
what to do!

[ Echoing ] Tell me what to do.


[ Rocks landsliding ]

[ Judge ] Gentlemen, my
daughter Rebecca and tom Sawyer
are both lost in the caves.

And injun Joe has come back
to take his revenge on tom.

Now, be on your guard.
Injun Joe
has already killed twice.

The sheriff and I believe
that he will not hesitate
to kill again.

Judge? Judge.

Judge, I'd like to help ya.

All right, muff.
Let's go!

[ Shouting ]

This way.

What's this cavern called, tom?

I don't know.

[ Both gasping ]

It's just rock.

[ Muff ]
[ Man ]
any luck?

Over here, judge.

What is it, muff?
There's been
a cave-in.

There are other ways out.
Okay? N-now...

[ judge ] Becky!

I, I think we're gonna be
stuck here forever.

Don't worry, Becky.
I'm gonna get you outta here.
I promise.

[ Rock falling ]

Run, Becky, run!

- Hah!
- [ Becky screams ]

[ Ripping sound ]

This way! This way!

Through here.
Through here.
Go! Go!

Hurry, hurry!
Go! Go!

[ Tom ]
Becky! Go, go.

[ Tom ]
Hurry up.
[ Becky ] Tom!

[ Becky ] Tom!


[ Panting ]
[ Tom ]
I think we lost him.

[ Whimpering ]

[ Screaming ]

[ Tom ]
It's one-eyed murrell.

He must've been
hiding here when
the army came to get him.

Looks like he got lost
and slowly... died.

Come on.

Please be careful.

This way, Becky.
Not so loud, tom.
He'll hear us.

[ Tom ] Number two
under the cross!
What are you talking about?

Becky, look!

Go on.
I'm right behind you.

Tom, come on.

Find your father.
Bring him back.

It's dangerous.

[ Gasps ]

Looks like I got it all!
The treasure... and you!

[ Screams ]


I know you.


You're pap finn's boy.



Your daddy
was the best knife fighter
on the Mississippi.

Did he teach you?

He taught me.


Then let's see what you got,
river trash.
[ Laughing ]

I ain't river trash!
Come on!

[ Grunts ]

You got guts, boy!

And in a minute,
they're gonna be on the ground.

Let's see you hit this!

[ Yells ]

[ Screaming ]

So, why'd you come back, huck?

When a friend's in trouble,
you don't run away.

I guess
injun Joe got his treasure.

No, no, he didn't.

The chest,
I couldn't lift it.
It was too heavy.

I had to dump out
all the coins.

[ Muff ]
Here comes our hero!
There he is!

Gimme your hand.

[ People laughing, cheering ]

It's all right.
Come on out.

Bring 'em over here.
[ Laughing ]
You're a good boy!

Three cheers. Three cheers
for the richest boys
in Hannibal.

Hip, hip, hooray!
Hip, hip, hooray!
Hip, hip, hooray!

Thank you, judge.
Thank you.

Young man,
what's to become of you?

Have you begun to think
about your future?

No, ma'am.
I never really
much had a future.

Well, you've got one now.
And you best begin!

[ Woman ]
You are indeed our hero, tom!

You're a hero, tom.
You made the front page!

So proud.

Fine boy, tom.
Mighty nice.

Hannibal's proud
of our fine young man.

[ Laughing ]

Huck! Hey, huck!

Hey, who are you?
What are you doin' here?

- Huck?
- What do you think?

Well, I think one of us
has lost his mind.

The widow Douglas
is gonna adopt me.

The widow?

You're givin' all this up,
move into town?

Why not?
Why not?
I'll tell you why not.

Huck finn goin' to church?
Huck finn goin' to school?

I start
tomorrow mornin'.
I gotta sit down.


say it ain't so.
I gotta get goin'.

I promised the widow
I'd take her
to the church social.

Church social?

All right, that's it!
That tears it!

I ain't gonna stop ya.
I'm stayin' here.
Somebody's gotta carry on.

Suit yourself, tom.
I hope things work out for ya.

Nights out here get awful cold.

Well, you know where to find me
if you change your mind.

And you know where to find me.


Huck, wait for me!

You comin' along?

I guess I got to.
Somebody's gotta look out
for ya.

Civilization can be
a pretty dangerous place.


You ready to go put
some gray hairs
on your aunt's head?

Whatcha got in mind?

¶¶ [ Hillbilly: Fiddles ]