In Scotland in 1751, young David Balfour is shanghaied aboard a ship where he meets Jacobite rebel Alan Breck Stewart with whom he escapes to the Scottish Highlands, dodging the redcoats.

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Kidnapped and cheated out of his inheritance, young David Balfour falls in with a Jacobite adventurer, Alan Breck Stewart. Falsely accused of murder, they must flee across the Highlands, evading the redcoats. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Director of photography Paul Beeson was also director of photography on Kidnapped (1971). See more »

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When David and Alan are reunited, Alan swears an oath to being innocent. In a brief close-up his beard changes. See more »

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Robin MacGregor: [when it is suggested that he and Alan Breck Stewart battle it out on the pipes instead of with the sword] Well Sir, have you music?
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Excellent adventure movie from Disney
6 June 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Kidnapped is based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and has been made several times. This Disney version is excellent.

David Balfur's uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and is taken aboard a ship but gets shipwrecked along the way but eventually manages to get back to Scotland after teaming up with adventurer Alan Breack Stuart. The journey takes them across the Scottish Highlands and face dangers along the way including soldiers in Redcoats.

This movie is shot on location in the Scottish Highlands and contains some great scenery.

The cast includes James MacArther, Peter Finch, Benard Lee (before his role as M in the James Bond movies), John Laurie (Private Frazer from Dad's Army), Finlay Currie, Nial MacGinnis and Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia). Excellent parts from all.

Watching Kidnapped is an ideal way to spend an hour and a half one afternoon. Excellent.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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