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is a 2002 film
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based on the children's book of the same title
Tuck Everlasting is a fantasy children's novel by Natalie Babbitt. It was published in 1975. The book explores the concept of immortality and the reasons why it might not be as desirable as it appears to be. It has sold over two million copies and has been called a classic of modern children's...
by Natalie Babbitt
Natalie Babbitt is an American author and illustrator of children's books. Her novels Tuck Everlasting and The Eyes of the Amaryllis have been made into films . Her novel Knee-Knock Rise is a Newbery Honor book.- Life :Natalie Babbitt was born in Dayton, Ohio. Now lives in Providence, Rhode Island...
published in 1975. This Disney
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version was directed
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by Jay Russell
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The plot revolves around a 15-year-old girl named Winnie, who is from a restrictive upper-class family. Winnie one day runs away into the forest and meets a boy named Jesse Tuck, drinking from a spring. She is then kidnapped by Jesse's elder brother. Winnie soon falls in love with Jesse and later learns that the family cannot age or be injured due to drinking water from a magical spring around a hundred years ago. As the search for Winnie continues, the Tucks decide to leave the area and invite Winnie to join them. Winnie is forced to decide whether to drink from the spring and live forever, or live a mortal existence. She decides that despite the love she and Jesse share, her presence will only endanger the Tucks and she chooses to stay behind. After many years, Jesse returns to the tree where the spring used to be, and it is revealed that Winnie chose to never drink from the spring and she lived a long and charitable life.
- Alexis Bledel
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as Winnie Foster
- Jonathan Jackson
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as Jesse Tuck
- Ben Kingsley
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as The Man in the Yellow Suit
- William Hurt
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as Angus Tuck
- Sissy Spacek
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as Mae Tuck
- Scott Bairstow
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as Miles Tuck
- Amy Irving
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as Mother Foster
- Victor Garber
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as Robert Foster
- Julia Hart as Sally Hannaway
- Noami Kline as Beatrice Ruston
- Robert Luis as Night Deputy (as Robert Logan)
- Michelle Mulitz as Natalie Foster (deleted scenes)
Differences between the movie and the book
|In the book...||| In the film...
| Winnie is 10
|| She is 15
| The book is set in 1880
|| The movie is set in 1914
| Winnie's gravestone says 1870-1948 (died 78)
||It says 1899-1999 (died 100)
| Winnie runs away because she's tired of being cooped up
|| She runs away because she's going to be sent to a boarding school
| To save Mae, Miles removes the window and Winnie switches places with Mae
|| Winnie tells the prison guard that the people who kidnapped her are back to get her. He runs outside with a shotgun to face them. He shoots them, but runs away when he sees they cannot die. Meanwhile, Winnie grabs his keys and unlocks Mae and Angus's cell doors.
| Mae is sent to jail
|| Tuck is imprisoned and Mae is to be sent to the gallows
| Mae and Tuck visit Winnie's grave (in 1950). They return riding a stagecoach.
|| Only Jesse does (in or around 2002). He returns riding a motorcycle.
| Mae, Jesse, and Miles come to "kidnap" Winnie
|| Only Miles does
| Miles generally enjoys Winnie's company and is more relaxed around her. He fights for her attention with Jesse.
|| Miles does not trust Winnie with the secret and is seen as being very bitter and angry. Because he hates his immortality, he joins various wars to try to "kill himself".
| Winnie "adores" Jesse, and Jesse is very taken with her. He plans to marry her when she turns seventeen
|| Jesse and Winnie fall in love with each other.
| The Tucks disappear on a flash of lightning
|| The Tucks escape in a carriage
| Jesse gives Winnie a water bottle that has water from the spring and tells her to drink it when she turns seventeen
|| Jesse does not give Winnie a water bottle, but she contemplates drinking from the spring after the Tucks leave
| Winnie gives the water to a toad
|| She doesn't give any to the toad
| The toad appears more than 3 times
|| The toad appears 3 times
|Angus, and Mae almost run over the toad when they visit Winnie's grave
|| The toad is not seen in the final scene.
| The Tucks' house is a brown log cabin.