MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 515 this week

Kim (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Family  -  16 May 1984 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 148 users  
Reviews: 7 user

A friendly street kid in India, during the last years of the 19th century, looks and considers himself Indian but is in fact a Brit. The Brits discover his true origin and train him as a spy.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 227 titles
created 16 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1622 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 5143 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 234 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Kim" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kim (TV Movie 1984)

Kim (TV Movie 1984) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kim.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Babu
Ravi Sheth ...
Kim
...
Lee Montague ...
Kozelski
Alfred Burke ...
Mick Ford ...
Cpl. Bruce
Bill Leadbitter ...
Gorin
Sneh Gupta ...
Indra
Roger Booth ...
Peter Childs ...
Company Sergeant Major
Noel Coleman ...
Commander-in-Chief
Nadira ...
Widow of Kulu
Lavlin ...
Shahana
Edit

Storyline

A friendly street kid in India, during the last years of the 19th century, looks and considers himself Indian but is in fact a Brit. The Brits discover his true origin and train him as a spy.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 May 1984 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Kim: [Speaking to the unborn child in Indra's belly] Do you not want to be born, little brother? It's really not so bad out here. All you have to do is be quick - and a little bit wicked - and you'll be as happy as Kim.
See more »

Connections

Version of Kim (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Nice taking on Rudyard Kipling novel which provides amusing and fun
17 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is a new and robust rendition of Rudyard Kipling's famous Indian story, adapted previously in Hollywood style by Victor Saville(1950). Along with ¨Captain courageous¨and ¨Jungle book¨ are the Kipling books' most known. In this TV adaptation, Kim(Ravi Sheth, Dean Stockwell similar role) is a young boy living on his owns in the slums of India in 19th century(1894). Kim is 15-years-old and disguising as native, but he's actually Brit origin. He encounters a monk Lama(Peter O'Toole,in role of Paul Lukas), a holy man.The boy wishes to be his disciple and he's looking for a red bull and the Buddhist Lama on search for a river where Budda hurled an arrow turning into a place of redemption. Kim also befriends an Afghan horses dealer named Mahbub Ali(Bryan Brown , Errol Flynn character). But when British military discover his origin he's placed in a English college. Kim goes on as British spy and is trained by English service secret(John Rhys Davies). Then Kim receives orders from a British Colonel(Julian Glover, lookalike role of Robert Douglas) who assigns him a risked mission. The story is set in several locations filmed in India, as Northern frontier, Lahore barracks, Bunar, Umbella barracks, Delhi, Shaharampre, and Indian mountains nearly Himalaya where are developed the final scenes as the fighting against Russian spies in a daring mission.

Stars Peter O'Toole makes an excellent acting as weak and broody monk, also Bryan Brown as astute adventurer/spy but young boy , in the title role, steals the show. Although relies heavily on the relationship between the boy and Lama , the movie is quite entertaining, providing some intense excitement, however is overlong. Cinematography by Michael Reeves is atmospheric but in television style, isn't as glamorous as old version in glimmer Technicolor by William Skall. Atmospheric and modern musical score by Marc Williamson however isn't as spectacular as the classic by Andre Previn. The motion picture is professionally directed by British John Davies, an usual television director. Rating : Acceptable and passable.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Screening time/date Clare-Walsh
Appalling Make Up cmaynard99
Wrong director ionameek
Discuss Kim (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?