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Roughing It
Roughing It
Actors: Adam Arkin, Ned Beatty, Graeme Davies, Diego Diablo Del Mar, Robin Dunne
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2002     3hr 5min

Mark Twain weaves a story of epic adventure in Roughing It, a classic tale about the American West during the gold rush. In a speech delivered at his daughter's graduation, Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Clemens, played by James Gar...  more »


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Actors: Adam Arkin, Ned Beatty, Graeme Davies, Diego Diablo Del Mar, Robin Dunne
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, All Made-for-TV Movies
Studio: Live / Artisan
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/20/2002
Original Release Date: 03/16/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 03/16/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 3hr 5min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Great American Adventure
Pam Dunninton | Kansas City, Missouri United States | 08/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After completing The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Celebrated Frog of Caleveras County, I decided to show Roughing to my 8th grade students. Some students had enjoyed Tom Sawyer, but there were quite a few that found the vocabulary very difficult. Many of them were apprehensive, and thought it might be BORING, but the classroom was silent during this film. I ask students after they have watched a film if they would recommend showing to future students. All of them said they would watch it again, at home, if they had the movie.
Roughing It demonstrates the sense of adventure that we expect in the old west, but with the intellectual input of Twain. This film can be enjoyed by people from age 6 to 60 and beyond."
Great family movie
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I rent many DVDs for the family to watch. It's hard to find movies that will be entertaining for the kids and yet keep the interest of the adults. This is one of them. Very beautiful movie - everyone loved it. You'll laugh like crazy but the movie, like Twain himself, is often profound."
Even if you hate camping, you'll love Roughing It!
Ted M. | Trenton, MI United States | 11/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great family film. James Garner is wonderful as Mark Twain. The stories he tells about his adventures before he became Mark Twain are fantastic. This movie shows Mark Twain's brilliance as a master story teller. We have been recommending this movie to everyone who will listen to us about it. Definitely a must have for the family video collection."
M. Berman | ca | 07/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Roughing it is a great movie about the interesting life of Mark Twain. It is extrememly accurate and is well made. Roughing it is an entertaining made-for-tv movie. You will learn a great deal and will enjoy it while doing so. The writer of this film (Steven H. Berman) was nominated for his brilliant screenplay by the Writers Guild of America. James Garner is great along with his all-star cast. Highly recommended!"