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The Little Kidnappers (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  17 August 1990 (USA)
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Loosely based on a '50's movie of the same name, it tells the story of two young orphan boys who travel by themselves from the Old country to join their father's family in Canada. There ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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James MacKenzie
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Willem Hooft
Patricia Gage ...
Mrs. MacKenzie
Dan MacDonald ...
Tom Cameron
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Kirsten MacKenzie
Charles Miller ...
Davy MacKenzie
Leo Wheatley ...
Harry MacKenzie
Richard Donat ...
Hans Hooft
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Jan Hooft
Eileen Pedde ...
Mrs. Hooft
Deborah Allen ...
Mrs. Cameron
Erin Kuttner ...
Jean Cameron
Nicola Lipman ...
Mrs. MacNeill
Gay Hauser ...
Mrs. Thompson
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Mr. Sinclair
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Loosely based on a '50's movie of the same name, it tells the story of two young orphan boys who travel by themselves from the Old country to join their father's family in Canada. There they encounter their stern disciplinarian grandfather who has alienated himself from some of his neighbors. There is particularly no love lost between the grandfather and his Dutch neighbors, who he generalizes as being responsible for his son's death in the Boor War. A side product of this animosity is that it is keeping apart the boy's aunt and her Dutch doctor suitor. The two boys change everything though when they find a young baby on the beach... Written by CD

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17 August 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kis gyerekrablók  »

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Trivia

In the movie, Harry and Davy kidnap the "baby boy" of Hans Hooft (Tom Cameron mentions it is a boy at 1:03:00). Ironically, the baby boy is portrayed by a girl. This is the exact reverse of the 1953 film where the infant daughter who was kidnapped was portrayed by a boy. See more »

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(at around 1h 8 mins) After the search has been called off due to a storm, the baby is lying on the floor of the cave mostly wrapped in a dark blanket with its right arm and shoulder and some of its left shoulder exposed and with a lit lantern hanging behind it on the wall of the cave. When the boys enter the cave with Granddaddy, the baby is completely wrapped in a lighter colored blanket, except for its face, and the lantern has extinguished and is standing at the baby's feet. See more »

Quotes

[Willem is dropping off Kirsten at her house]
Kirsten MacKenzie: This is far enough, Willem? Do not let my father see.
Willem Hooft: Well, if your father has any sense, he would've been asleep for hours.
[helps Kirsten off the buggy]
Willem Hooft: I can't let you go without telling you how much I enjoyed being with you tonight.
Kirsten MacKenzie: I never knew dancing could be so wonderful.
[they kiss]
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Remake of The Little Kidnappers (1953) See more »

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A really wonderful film
6 April 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Gosh, we must have been watching a different movie.

My family and I absolutely love this story. A nudge to an earlier poster - the plot seemed perfectly clear to me, the baby was on the shore because his brother, who was supposed to be baby-sitting him at home, took him there. Then when the child thought something awful must have happened to the baby, he didn't dare tell his mum and dad. It wasn't until the searchers had looked everywhere that he finally confessed he'd taken the baby to the seashore.

We really liked the performances, especially the kids and Bruce Greenwood. Incredibly charming and completely believable, I thought.

The Canadian setting was very beautiful, too.

It's a Disney movie, I thought, although IMDb says some other company made it.


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