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Lorna Doone (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  11 March 2001 (USA)
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Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on.



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The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of Monmouth. On the king's death, conflict is inevitable... Over seven days journey from London, Exmoor is a primitive and lawless area. Here, farmer Jack Ridd lives with his wife Sarah, son John, and two daughters. The only shadow over their simple life is cast by the notorious outlaw family the Doones. The aristocratic Doones were banished from their ancestral lands and now live through looting, theft, and murder. Their brutality is legendary... Written by Anonymous

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Passion,romance and epic adventure in a classic tale of rivalry and revenge


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11 March 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Força de uma Paixão  »

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£2,500,000 (estimated)

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Lorna Doone cookies were introduced in 1912 by Nabisco. According to John Barrows, former senior manager for marketing communications (1998) at Nabisco: "No record exists as to the exact motivation behind the selection of that name, but in those days [1912] shortbread biscuits were considered a product of Scottish heritage, and the Lorna Doone character was symbolic of Scotland." See more »


When Lorna has to leave the Ridd farm after her parentage is discovered, and she is saying goodbye to John, there is a strand of her hair that differs in position from close-up to long shot. In the close ups, it is tucked behind her ear; in the long shot, it is hanging loose at the side of her face. See more »


John Ridd: You break me heart, and then accuse me of cruelty?
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From John Playford's 'The English Dancing Master', First Edition (1651)
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Enjoyable period adventure, good cast.
28 December 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is an enjoyable adaptation of the period novel set in late 17th century England. It is well cast with excellent performances from many of the lead actors. Martin Clunes as Captain Sickles steals many of the scenes and Amelia Warner makes a beautiful Lorna.

The action scenes are well done and fast paced, and the characterisations are very good.

As with many period pieces, what does let it down a little is the costuming, which owes more to Hollywood's idea of historical clothing than what was actually worn (although the soldiers uniforms are very good) and the fact that the Doone's clothing and hairstyles seem to owe more to Braveheart than history!!

Despite the clothing inaccuracies, over-all it is a very entertaining adaptation, well worth watching.

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