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Band of Robbers (2015)

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Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are grown men, still searching for the hidden treasure that has eluded them since childhood.

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Aaron Nee, Adam Nee

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Gallner ... Huck Finn
Adam Nee ... Tom Sawyer
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Joe Harper
Melissa Benoist ... Becky Thatcher
Daniel Edward Mora ... Jorge Jiminez
Eric Christian Olsen ... Sid Sawyer
Hannibal Buress ... Ben Rogers
Stephen Lang ... Injun Joe
Johnny Pemberton ... Tommy Barnes
Cooper Huckabee ... Muff Potter
Lee Garlington ... Lieutenant Polly
Beth Grant ... Widow Douglas
Creed Bratton ... Dobbins
Jeff Newburg ... Pap Finn
Gabriel Bateman ... Young Huck Finn
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A comedic adventure that re-imagines Mark Twain's iconic literary characters of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer as grown men in current day. Petty criminal Huck Finn hopes to leave his criminal life behind when he is released from a stint in prison, but his lifelong friend, and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies of wealth and adventure, Tom forms the "Band of Robbers," recruiting their misfit friends Joe Harper and Ben Rogers, to join them for an elaborate plan to find a fabled treasure. But the plan soon unravels, thrusting the guys on a wild journey with dangerous consequences...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Банда грабителей See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,827, 17 January 2016

Gross USA:

$20,555

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,555
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Matthew Gray Gubler admitted in an interview that he genuinely thought he was about to have a heart attack while dancing in a scene for the film, ultimately realizing how unfit he was. See more »

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Huck Finn: Nothing would surprise with Tom. Nothing but magic.
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[Title Card] Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
  • Mark Twain
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A Great Balance of Realism and Fantasy
24 May 2016 | by SquigglyCrunchSee all my reviews

Band of Robbers is a modernized version of the story of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn and makes it more of a gangster story. It follows Tom and Huck as they search for an ancient treasure while that same treasure it been searched for by another man.

Let me start off by saying that I don't actually know the original Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn story, nor did I know that this was a modernization of said story until at least a day after watching it. Regardless, the source material for a movie doesn't affect my opinion of it whatsoever, but it just means that I would have had less of an idea of what was going to happen going in.

Band of Robbers is a fun movie. There was one scene in particular involving an early robbery that made me laugh a little harder than a probably should have. There are a handful of other jokes scattered about, but this scene specifically stood out to me. Also the movie does a great job of balancing both fantasy and realism. The movie's setting is realistic, yet the plot is more of a fantasy with the characters looking for buried treasure. Yet it all fits into the universe very well, nothing about that really feels out of place.

Despite these things this movie is very cliché and a little predictable. It often indulges in a handful of clichés that probably wouldn't have changed the story that much, and simply exist because the average movie watcher expects them to be there. Not all of these scenes were entirely pointless, but without all the things that I liked this movie would be very average.

Overall Band of Robbers is good. There are some very genuine laughs here and there and it manages to blend fantasy and realism very well. It suffers from being cliché and often predictable, but in the grand scheme of things was an enjoyable movie. In the end I would recommend this movie.


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