Tuck Everlasting (1981 film)

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Tuck Everlasting
Directed by Frederick King Keller
Produced by Howard Kling
Frederick King Keller
Written by Natalie Babbitt (novel)
Fred A. Keller
Frederick King Keller
Starring Margaret Chamberlain
Paul Fleesa
Fred A. Keller
James McGuire
Sonia Raimi
Music by Malcolm Dalglish
Grey Larsen
Cinematography Michael Mathews
Release dates
June 5, 1981 (1981-06-05)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tuck Everlasting is a 1981 American film based on Natalie Babbitt's 1975 children's book of the same title.


The story involves the Tucks, a family who drank from a magic spring from the Fosters' little forest and became immortal (hence the name "Tuck Everlasting").

In the novel, set in the late 19th century, the protagonist is Ten-year-old Winnie Foster. She comes from a well-bred, strait-laced family and becomes lost in the woods one day during an attempt to escape her smothered lifestyle. In the woods, she encounters Jesse Tuck, a boy who is immortal due to a spring from which he and his family drank years ago.


  • Margaret Chamberlain.....Winnie Foster
  • Paul Flessa.....Jesse Tuck
  • Fred A. Keller.....Angus Tuck
  • James McGuire.....Man in the Yellow Suit
  • Sonia Raimi.....Mae Tuck
  • Marvin Macnow.....Mr. Foster
  • Bruce D'Auria.....Miles Tuck

Others (actors)[edit]

  • Frank O'Hara
  • Barbara Harmon
  • Halle Sims
  • Davin Smith
  • Joe Marshall
  • Bill Klaiber
  • Pam Reed
  • Mary Gulino
  • Joey Giambra
  • Tom Kelly
  • Edward Granger
  • Eric Harris
  • Gretchen Lopez
  • Ron Swick

Other adaptations[edit]

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