The film is slightly different in contrast with the book of the same name: Thomas only has one brother (Kenneth) in the film when in the book, he had twin brothers (Billy and Buster); the setting of the film is obviously set in modern times (probably for budget constraints), when in the book it took place in the late-sixties; and certain scenes - straight out of the novel - are rearranged in the film to transpire differently rather than just happen all at once. Aside from these minor differences, the film does follow the novel closely. See more
Dies Drear's been dead a hundred years. He had no family. You had one. And you threw it away while you crawled around here all those days and nights.
Mayhew, can't you see, son? This is our legacy, our heritage.
This isn't our heritage, it's the ART COLLECTION of a rich 19th-century ECCENTRIC! THE ONLY THING THAT'S UNDER HERE THAT'S REALLY OUR HERITAGE ARE THOSE SLAVE REGISTERS! The rest is just earthly goods... and you traded it all for Mother and me.