In 18th century Scotland, during the Jacobite Rebellion, David Balfour claims his inheritance from his uncle who has him shanghaied on a ship where David meets fugitive Jacobite rebel Alan Breck.

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When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's bleak Scottish house to claim his inheritance his relative first tries to murder him then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the colonies. Fortunately for the lad he strikes up a friendship with Alan Breck escaping from Bonnie Prince Charlie's defeat at Culludon. When the ship's captain tries to kill Breck for his money the two manage to get to land and set out for Edinburgh dodging the ruthless Redcoats. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Great Adventure Story...Now a Monumental Motion Picture!

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Michael Caine wrote in his autobiography he realized after three months of filming that the film would be a failure. He was smoking about 80 cigarettes a day and drinking heavily, and decided to take a break in the countryside. See more »

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Version of Schüsse unterm Galgen (1970) See more »

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For All My Days
Sung by Mary Hopkin
Music by Roy Budd
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
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This is my most favorite version of "Kinapped"!
28 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This rendition is exceptional and belongs in the movie Library of anyone who loves the classics. Michael Caine makes the movie. As Allen Breck he made the character everything I felt when I read the book. He looks and talks just as I pictured in my mind. Splendid indeed. David Balfou was drab and shy in the story and I found Lawrence Douglas to be just that. I love that this version follows the true chronicle, especially in the beginning and I felt like I was truly along with the characters in every scene. Donald Pleasence played Ebenezer Balfour brilliantly and his scenes with David are true to the original story. No other movie of Kidnapped was the same for me. Captivating as only Robert Louis Stevenson can be.


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