Seems like a simple enough storyline, considering it became one of the most significant, beloved, acclaimed, and studied novels ever written. This motion picture is the definitive adaptation, splendidly filmed, lovingly produced (for PBS's American Playhouse), with an acclaimed all-star cast and never before available in this unedited full-length version. With this boy, on his raft, along this river flows the story of a country, a people and a friendship. And in the wondrous adventures, one finds the joy, the lessons and the spirit that is America itself.
"****. A stunning raft ride on the Mississippi River."-Chicago Sun Times