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Kidnapped (1995)

When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. ... See full summary »

Director:

Ivan Passer

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), John Goldsmith (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... Alan Breck Stewart
Patrick Malahide ... Ebenezer
Michael Kitchen ... William Reid
Brian Blessed ... Cluny MacPherson
Brian McCardie ... David Balfour
Des Braiden ... Derelict
Adam Blackwood Adam Blackwood ... Captain Forbes
Antoine Byrne Antoine Byrne ... Mary MacDonald of Dunbrae
Catherine Byrne Catherine Byrne ... Flora
Alan Stanford Alan Stanford ... MacDonald Earl of Dunbrea
Christopher Casson Christopher Casson ... Rev. Campbell
Brian McGrath Brian McGrath ... James Stewart of The Glen
Dave Duffy ... Riach
Luke Hayden Luke Hayden ... Soldier #1
Michael James Ford Michael James Ford ... Lieutenant Williams
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When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. When staunch Stuart dynasty supporter Alan Breck Stewart accidentally boards the ship, he takes David along on his escape back to Edinburgh. They part and meet again repeatedly, mutually helpful against the Redcoats and respectful, although David is loyal to the English crown, but learns about its cruel oppression. Both ultimately face their adversaries. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avventure nei mari del nord See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Armand Assante replaced Christopher Reeve following the horse-riding accident that left Reeve paralyzed. See more »

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Version of Kidnapped (1963) See more »

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Excellent adaptation

This is an excellent movie in its own right and seems to be quite faithful to the book. There are elements of the movie that do not show up in RLS's Kidnapped, but there is a sequel, entitled David Balfour, which I have yet to read. I imagine that some of ragmop's complaints of inaccuracy may be answered by this book. My one suggestion would be for the viewer to do a little studying of the this period of Scottish history, as this will help make the movie flow better.

As others have mentioned, this movie is made even better by the fact that it is even suitable for young children to watch. It would be nice if filmmakers followed this movie's example and made more action and adventure movies that are really safe for the entire family.


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