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.

Director:

Writers:

(based on Kidnapped and David Balfour), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a US intelligence agent is unable to bring a ruthless drug baron to justice, he resorts to hiring a contract killer. But the man he is put in contact with turns out to be an old friend.

Director: Robert Parrish
Stars: Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, James Mason
Play Dirty (1969)
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the Desert War in North Africa, a group of British commandos disguised in Italian soldiers must travel behind enemy lines and destroy a vital Nazi oil depot.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Michael Caine, Nigel Davenport, Nigel Green
Certificate: GP Action | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A reluctant hero, American Lt. Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen
Deadfall (1968)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices the Moreaus attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: Michael Caine, Giovanna Ralli, Eric Portman
Gambit (1966)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist, but even the most foolproof schemes have a way of backfiring.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom
Pulp (1972)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta.

Director: Mike Hodges
Stars: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander
The Wrong Box (1966)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession," a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur Night," angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; "Two Against One," seemingly... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Elspeth March
Certificate: GP Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.

Director: James Clavell
Stars: Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Florinda Bolkan
X, Y and Zee (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.

Director: Brian G. Hutton
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, Susannah York
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

John Preston is a British agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the 'special relationship' between the two countries.

Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Ned Beatty
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, Delphine Seyrig
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lawrence Douglas ...
David / David Balfour
Vivien Heilbron ...
...
Lord Advocate
...
...
...
...
Jack Watson ...
...
Roger Booth ...
Geoffrey Whitehead ...
Lt. Duncansby
Andrew McCulloch ...
Andrew
Claire Nielson ...
John Hughes ...
Simon Campbell
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 June 1972 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Kidnapped  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A number of books on Michael Caine have alleged that cast and crew were not paid because of cash problems. Caine himself admitted this in his 1992 autobiography "What's It All About?". See more »

Connections

Version of Kidnapped (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

For All My Days
Sung by Mary Hopkin
Music by Roy Budd
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very Entertaining
27 September 2004 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie very much. It is loosely based on two Robert Louis Stevenson novels, Kidnapped and its sequel Catriona. Those who would religiously stick to the contents of these novels will be disappointed in the adaptation. However, the film has, as it should IMHO, a world and plot of its own. Moreover, the plot is engaging and quite exciting.

The film movingly portrays a culture and political cause on the verge of destruction and the politics behind it. To a certain extent, it has to modify the plot of the two novels to effectively do so. Now it might have been nice if we could have heard the Scottish language spoken amongst the Highlanders. This absence makes it harder to portray the cultural conflict which was important both in the period and in the novels. However, we can forgive the film's makers by remembering that such was rarely done in the early 1970s.

The plot may not be entirely accurate in detail (the Appin murder, etc), but the portrayal of the Jacobite Rebellion is both very accurate and insightful, surprisingly so for a big-time film. The ending is a terrific and original attempt to convey the thoughts and psychology of a man through the medium of film.

All that aside, it is a historical adventure. One either likes that genre or doesn't. If the former, then the chances are you will like this.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Any hope of a DVD transfer (or archival re-release!) of KIDNAPPED? dlewis-5
Lawrence Douglas anniebel
Monument to James of The Glens MAC-16
Discuss Kidnapped (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?