The bones of a giant are discovered turning 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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 Countess Wilhelmina - Matriarch / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Ondine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Thespee - Member Great Council of Mac Slec (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Magog - Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Jules - Jack's Secretary (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Young Jack (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Dussan - Jack's Butler (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Vidas Merlinis - Research Scientist (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Jack's Mum (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Forensic Doctor (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Operator 1 (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Curious Patron (2 episodes, 2001)
Glen Davies ...
 Construction Worker 1 (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Construction Foreman (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Bigger Boy 1 (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Dr. Newman (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Board Member (2 episodes, 2001)
Richard Huw ...
 Jack's Father (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Hag Woman (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Antonio the Baker (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Mr. Sprague - Head of Security (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Miss Gilgin (2 episodes, 2001)
Tomas Shepherd ...
 Jack aged 6 (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Limo Driver (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Newsreader (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Galaga (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Bran - Thunderdell's Son (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Cernos - Member of Great Council of Mac Slec (2 episodes, 2001)
Roger Blake ...
 Giant Thor - Member of Great Council of Mac Slec (2 episodes, 2001)
Mel Cobb ...
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 Hall Cryer (2 episodes, 2001)
Sam Halpenny ...
 Taxi Driver (2 episodes, 2001)
Edward Highmore ...
 Dad at Playground (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Ragnar, Executioner (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Guard (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Hostess (2 episodes, 2001)
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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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A Verdadeira História de João E o Pé de Feijão  »

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This was Richard Attenborough's final television acting role before his death on August 24, 2014 at the age of 90. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #28.7 (2002) See more »

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Magical and Entertaining
5 April 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie all in one go and I must say I didn't move from my chair. Modine and Mia Sara's performances are excellent as are the rest. Sara plays the girl from another world who comes to Modine to help him find the truth and help her bring welfare back to her people. Modine slowly will discover where the riches of his ancestors came from. Then he will try to right the wrongs and end the curse to his family. The family moves between two worlds. Our world and a fantastic one. The scenery and the landscapes are wonderful and there is also some mistery and twists till the end. The movie addresses the greed of people and how they would go all the way just to satisfy themselves ignoring the needs of others. I highly recommend it.


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