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Beanstalk (1994)

A young boy finds a crate of green beans. When they're planted, they grow a beanstalk to the clouds, where a castle of giants are habited.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J.D. Daniels ... Jack Taylor
Amy Stoch ... Rebecca Taylor (Jack's Mom) (as Amy Stock-Poynton)
Patrick Renna ... Danny
Richard Moll ... Richard Leech
Richard Paul ... Mayor Cecil Boggs
Cathy McAuley ... Giant's wife
David Naughton ... Mr. Ladd
Dominique Adler Dominique Adler ... Lonnie (Girl on Bench)
Cindy Sorenson Cindy Sorenson ... Giant's Daughter (as Cindy Lue Sorensen)
Stuart Pankin ... Giant
Margot Kidder ... Doctor Kate 'Doc' Winston
Joe Witherell Joe Witherell ... Armed Guard
Daniel O'Callaghan ... Chainsaw Worker
Kurt Boesen Kurt Boesen ... Engineer / Man with Walkie
Eidan Hanzei Eidan Hanzei ... Field Reporter (as Henry Hayashi)
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A young boy finds a crate of green beans. When they're planted, they grow a beanstalk to the clouds, where a castle of giants are habited.

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Jack's on the way up...to adventure!

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Babszem Jankó See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bumped from November 1994 video release. See more »

Goofs

The giant tablecloth's red and white checker pattern is far too small. It is, upon closer inspection, simply a regular sized table cloth design. See more »

Connections

References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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Written by Michael Bishop (BMI)
Performed by Michael Bishop with Jamie James and The King Bees
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Another Full Moon/Moonbeam Entertainment "classic".
16 September 2003 | by VideoPokerAddictSee all my reviews

"Beanstalk" is, of course, a live-action version of "Jack and the Beanstalk". The only thing of any substantial interest is the performance of Margot Kidder. She is so loopy in this film that it is downright disturbing. Kidder takes on the role of a mad scientist/archaeologist with reckless abandon. She truly seems a bit unhinged.

The two main child actors are Patrick Renna and J.D. Daniels. Daniels plays the title role of Jack with all of the emotion of a banana. Renna is more experienced and does a decent job. It doesn't matter, though, because he is trapped in a hellishly awful movie.

The story is too dumb even for kids to enjoy. Richard Moll plays a banker who wants to foreclose on the whole town, tear down all the buildings, and fill the entire area with water. The plan is to make a mint by owning pricy lakefront property. Umm...okay. Anyway, for reasons I won't go into, a giant beanstalk grows in someone's backyard and a couple of kids climb all the way up it to see what's at the top. I was personally hoping they would find a better script up there but they didn't.

One more thing...the scene towards the end featuring the giant stomping around the small town has to be seen to be believed. Give Roger Corman a hundred bucks and even he probably could've come up with something more believable. It's that bad. 1/10


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