Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain
  • TV-PG
  • 1h 20m
  • 1957
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Return to the days that sparked the American Revolution! Meet young Johnny Tremain, a silversmith's apprentice with dreams of learning the trade and making his own way. When a terrible injury ends his hopes, he joins the emerging Sons Of Liberty. The Redcoats are coming as you journey back to the Boston Tea Party, the midnight ride of Paul Revere, and Lexington Green, where tyranny was vanquished by an idea -- freedom for all! Based on the classic novel by Esther Forbes, you won't want to miss one historic moment of adventure and liberty's rising light.

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Common Sense Says
Decent complement to the classic children's novel.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's abundant gunplay (rifle fire) as the Colonial militias face the British Redcoats, with some extras falling dead in both direct confrontation and sniper-style fire. The young hero burns his hand in molten silver, a vivid trauma in the book for generations of young readers, handled more discreetly here (the crippled limb isn't even shown in closeup). An ultra-religious character comes across as stern and domineering, but not cruel. The Esther Forbes novel is still required reading in many schools; kids today might be tempted to watch the movie instead of doing the reading.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 19, 1957
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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