This is a movie that really stays with you! Superbly written and McConnahey, Witherspoon, and Sheridan and Lofland do a great job playing the children. The Mississippi river is like a character in the movie, which evokes Huckleberry Finn. Powerful.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis:
Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.