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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Adventure, Fantasy  |  2 December 2001 (USA)
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The bones of a giant are discovered turing Jack Robinson's life upside down, teaching him the truth behind the fairy tale and how he can fix a greedy ancestor's mistakes.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Countess Wilhelmina - Matriarch / Narrator
Thespee - Member Great Council of Mac Slec
Magog - Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec
Jules - Jack's Secretary
Dussan - Jack's Butler
Vidas Merlinis - Research Scientist
Jack's Mum
Frank Baker ...
Forensic Doctor
Josh Cole ...
Operator 1
Curious Patron


Jack Robinson is a wealthy business man with no time for anything but work. However, a family curse is looming over him - no man in the Robinson line ever lives past the age of thirty. With his upcoming birthday appears the remains of literally giant skeleton and a mysterious woman who claims to have once known the giant. Jack decides to go with her to another world where all is revealed to him along with the story of his ancestor, the original Jack and the Beanstalk. In order to save his own life and the world of the giants, Jack must right the wrongs of the past and return the magical harp and goose that lays the golden eggs to their rightful home. Written by Max Vaughn

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Release Date:

2 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Verdadeira História de João E o Pé de Feijão  »

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When Jack visits Stoker's Pub, the curling match taking place on the TV in the background is the final from the 2000 World Curling Championships which was held in Glasgow, Scotland. The match was between the team skipped by Peja Lindholm of Sweden, and the eventual winner Greg McAulay of Canada. See more »


Version of Giantland (1933) See more »

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Excellent Opening Night!
3 December 2001 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie so far! I've just seen the first night. I'm going to see Part 2 tomorrow night! It's so exciting! And...kind of...twisted? Could I put it? It just had so many...BLAH! There's no way to put it into words! It's an excellent fiction meets fantasy mini-series! In a few words...JUST WATCH IT! 10/10

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