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The Master of Ballantrae (1984)

The story of two brothers, Scottish noblemen whose family is torn apart by the Jacobite rising of 1745.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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The plot revolves around what happens after the brothers toss a coin to see who joins Prince Charlie and who remains to oversee the family estate. The ' faithful servant ' is the main ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Brigit Forsyth, Julian Glover
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The story of two brothers, Scottish noblemen whose family is torn apart by the Jacobite rising of 1745.

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31 January 1984 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Master of Ballantrae (#33.2)  »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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The Rising of the Moon
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[bagpipes playing in background as James leaves to fight for Bonnie Prince Charlie]
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Embarrassingly bad in every way
14 February 2003 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

This version of the film, which gets about everything from the novel wrong in spite of a competent cast and some good location shots, is one that all of its participants -- all who are still living, that is -- seem never to mention. Michael York in particular goes through the whole thing with an ironic smugness that suggests no one was really taking Stevenson seriously. That's a pity, because it could have been a good old-fashioned action flick in the manner of its predecessors, but with an added cachet of great color and wide Scottish vistas. Truly a disappointment.


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