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Little Men (1998)

PG | | Drama | 8 May 1998 (USA)
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1871 New England. Two-week orphaned preteen Nat Blake, in his new circumstance, has been living on the streets of Boston with his more streetwise friend, fourteen year old Dan, who looks ... See full summary »

Director:

Rodney Gibbons

Writers:

Mark Evan Schwartz (screenplay), Louisa May Alcott (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Fee Kathleen Fee ... Narrator / Molly
Michael Caloz Michael Caloz ... Nat Blake
Mariel Hemingway ... Jo Bhaer
Ben Cook ... Dan
Ricky Mabe ... Tommy Bangs
Chris Sarandon ... Fritz Bhaer
Gabrielle Boni ... Nan Harding
Michael Yarmush Michael Yarmush ... Emil
Tyler Hynes ... Demi Brooke
B.J. McLellan B.J. McLellan ... Jack Ford
Mathew Mackay ... Franz
Julia Garland Julia Garland ... Daisy Brooke
Serge Houde ... John Brooke
Emma Campbell ... Meg Brooke
James Bradford James Bradford ... Silas Blake
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1871 New England. Two-week orphaned preteen Nat Blake, in his new circumstance, has been living on the streets of Boston with his more streetwise friend, fourteen year old Dan, who looks after Nat and who survives by his cunning and by stealing. Due to an event of living on the streets, Nat gets a benefactor in the form of John Brooke who pays for his schooling at Plumfield, a boys' boarding school in the country owned and operated by John's sister-in-law and her husband, Jo and Fritz Bhaer. Although each being different in the way they exact their discipline, both the Bhaers believe that treating the boys with compassion and treating them as boys will result in them being better people than if they were strict disciplinarians. Nat goes through some adjustment of needing to lie to survive on the street to life at Plumfield, but ultimately finds that that different life is one to which he truly wants and that the changes he has to make do make him a better person. Nat's stay at ... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Louisa May Alcott's Little Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Chris Sarandon plays Fritz Bhaer, who is Jo's husband. In the 1994 adaptation of Little Women. Chris Sarandon's ex-wife, Susan Sarandon, played Jo's mother (Mrs. March). See more »

Quotes

Nat Blake: [runs in the barn] Dan! There you are... I thought you ran away again.
Dan: [gives him a cold stare] Would've it mattered?
[Nat nods his head]
Dan: Sure haven't been acting like it.
Nat Blake: What's that supposed to mean?
Dan: [angirly] You fit right in! With Tommy and the rest of the green-bellies! You even got yourself a girly...
Nat Blake: Nan?
Dan: You don't need me anymore... Nobody in this rat hole does.
Nat Blake: Have you been crying?
Dan: [gets upest, and walks toward Nat, Nat backs away] I don't cry, you hear me! Nothing and nobody makes me cry!...
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Version of Shirley Temple's Storybook: Little Men (1960) See more »

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The Best Film Ever!
10 March 2002 | by evefarneseSee all my reviews

When I first saw this wonderful film, I was in love! I was in love with the characters! This film portrays such emotion and love! The best character was Dan played by the gorgeous Ben Cook! He made me cry! I think that role prooves what a brilliant actor he is and playing a street urchin was the best bet for him! I would strongly recommend that people watch this film as it is a sensitive and wonderful family film. People will fall in love with this film the minute they watch it.


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