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The Whipping Boy (1994)

The king of tiny Bratenberg hopes in vain his lazy, unruly heir Horace will behave for the sake of his whipping boy, abandoned commoner Jemmy, whom he had absurdly arrested as later his kid... See full summary »

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(as Sydney Macartney)

Writers:

(novel) (as Sid Fleischman), (teleplay) (as Max Brindle)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Truan Munro ...
Jemmy
Nic Knight ...
Prince Horace
Karen Salt ...
Annyrose
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King
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Ambassador
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Betsy
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Hold-Your-Nose-Billy
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Cutwater
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Blind George
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Queen Mum
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Peckwit
Nigel Betts ...
Walter
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Lord Chancellor (as Nicolas Amer)
Georg Tryphon ...
Painter
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Mrs. Chestney
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The king of tiny Bratenberg hopes in vain his lazy, unruly heir Horace will behave for the sake of his whipping boy, abandoned commoner Jemmy, whom he had absurdly arrested as later his kid sister Annyrose, who lands in jail. Alas Horace only regrets Jemmy who bravely fails to wince or whine when whipped for the prince's faults. After Horace's tomfoolery sabotages vital border negotiations with related King Philip's ambassador, he flees the palace with Jemmy. They get kidnapped, and Horace learns to appreciate his street-smart 'inferior' while growing up a little. The king realizes emotionally neglecting Horace is, the root of his pranks for attention. Written by KGF Vissers

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Family | Fantasy

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28 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy  »

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1.33 : 1
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Max Brindle, screenwriter, is actually Albert Sidney Fleischman, author of the book version. See more »

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Entertaining Children's Film Full Of Fun & Adventure
20 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

One of my daughter's enjoys Sid Fleischman's books and when I picked up this video at my public library and saw that he wrote it, I checked it out and brought it home. It is very well made and both my children (ages 5 and 9) LOVED it. The performances of the children are solid and strong. The veteran character actors who show up (George C. Scott, Kevin Conway and Vincent Schiavelli) really give nice performances instead of just phoning it in, like, oh, I'm in some kiddie flick, who cares? They give it their all as does everyone else - the costumes, the hair, the direction, all top quality and the movie is a delight.If you have kids and have a chance to track this down, do it. If your kids like adventure films, like Treasure Island or Prince and The Pauper, they should love this one!


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