Tom Sawyer And Huck Finn Are Part Of The American Consciousness


May 8, 2017 — Did you really think that Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn would grow up to be lawyers?

Band of Robbers takes two of the most iconic characters in American literature and continues their stories. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, now grown up, are the leads in this modern-day sequel to Mark Twain’s two most famous books — The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884).

Growing up hasn’t been particularly kind to either of the characters. Finn is a minor criminal, just out of jail; Sawyer is a policeman who is not entirely on the right side of the law. The two, still in search of  a fortune in gold, collect a “band of robbers” (much as Tom did in the original Huck Finn novel) to help them pull off a heist at a local pawnshop. Many of the characters from the books make appearances: Becky Thatcher, Joe Harper, Injun Joe and the Widow Douglas are all part of the story.

The cast includes some of today’s most recognizable up-and-coming stars. Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, A Nightmare on Elm Street) plays Huck Finn; Adam Nee (The Last Romantic) is Tom Sawyer. Melissa Benoist (Glee) is Becky, Hannibal Buress (Saturday Night Live) is Ben Rogers, Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los Angeles) is Sid, Tom’s half-brother and Matthew Grey Gubler (Criminal Minds) is Joe Harper, Tom’s best friend. Stephen Lang (Avatar) plays Injun Joe, in this movie a white man who imagines himself to be a Native American.

Band of Robbers is a light-hearted comic adventure which is sure to please lovers of the original stories — and those who have never read them at all, who may find, after watching this movie, that they would like to read the original books in order to spend some time with these characters.

Band of Robbers is available on DVD and Blu-ray or you can stream it immediately on Amazon Video.


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