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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story -- 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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2 December 2001 (USA) See more »
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This Time...It's No Fairy Tale. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Matthew Modine ... Jack Robinson (Johnathan William Duncan Robinson)

Vanessa Redgrave ... Countess Wilhelmina, Matriarch / Narrator

Mia Sara ... Ondine

Daryl Hannah ... Thespee, Member Great Council of Mac Slec

Jon Voight ... Siggy (Sigfried Mannheim), Overseas Div. Director for Robinson Intl.

Richard Attenborough ... Magog, Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec

Bill Barretta ... Thunderdell

Honor Blackman ... Jules, Jack's Secretary

JJ Feild ... Young Jack

Jonathan Hyde ... Dussan, Jack's Butler

Anton Lesser ... Vidas Merlinis, Research Scientist

Julia McKenzie ... Jack's Mum
Frank Baker ... Forensic Doctor
Josh Cole ... Operator 1

Richard Cubison ... Curious Patron
Glen Davies ... Construction Worker 1
Leo Dolan ... Construction Foreman

Tom Ellis ... Bigger Boy 1
Fraser Flintham ... Bigger Boy 2

Oliver Ford Davies ... Dr. Newman (as Oliver Ford-Davies)
Jerry Harte ... Board Member
Richard Huw ... Jack's Father
Rosalind Knight ... Hag Woman

Joseph Long ... Antonio the Baker
Vincent Marzello ... Mr. Sprague, Head of Security

Roger Morlidge ... Construction Worker 2
Carl Pizzie ... Operator 2
Cyril Shaps ... Bent Little Man

Rachel Shelley ... Brunette / Harmonia
Alisdair Simpson ... Paramedic
Lolly Susi ... Miss Gilgin
Tomas Shepherd ... Jack aged 6
Craig Stoke ... Limo Driver

Jason Thorpe ... Maitre D'
Jemma Woodman ... Newsreader (voice)

Brian Henson ... Galaga (voice)

Jim Carter ... Odin, Member of Great Council of Mac Slec

James Corden ... Bran, Thunderdell's Son
Nicholas Beveney ... Cernos, Member of Great Council of Mac Slec
Roger Blake ... Giant Thor, Member of Great Council of Mac Slec
Mel Cobb ... Journalist

Adam Fogerty ... Lead Warrior
Marc Goodhall ... Cavern Guard (as Marc Goodall)
Andrew Grainger ... Armed Policeman

Peter Guinness ... Hall Cryer
Sam Halpenny ... Taxi Driver (as Sam Halfpenny)
Edward Highmore ... Dad at Playground

Freddie Highmore ... Son at Playground

Lisa Kay ... Security Woman
David Nicholls ... Ragnar, Executioner
Iain Rogerson ... Guard
Lynda Rooke ... Hostess
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hon Ping Tang ... Mahacalla, Member of Great Council of Mac Slec (uncredited)
Lee Tuson ... Paratiz the Giant (uncredited)
Margaret Wheldon ... Police Woman (uncredited)
Gareth Wilmot ... Gargan, Member of Great Council of Mac Slec (uncredited)
Denise Worme ... Nimna, Member of Great Council of Mac Slec (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian Henson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James V. Hart (story) and
Brian Henson (story)

James V. Hart (teleplay) and
Brian Henson (teleplay) &
Bill Barretta (teleplay)

Produced by
Martin G. Baker .... producer
Pete Coogan .... co-producer (as Peter Coogan)
Bill Haber .... executive producer
James V. Hart .... executive producer
Brian Henson .... executive producer
Laura Julian .... line producer
Alex Rockwell .... co-producer
Thomas G. Smith .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rupert Gregson-Williams 
 
Cinematography by
John Fenner 
 
Film Editing by
Victoria Boydell 
Tracy Granger 
 
Casting by
Michelle Guish 
 
Production Design by
Ricky Eyres 
 
Art Direction by
Phil Harvey (supervising art director)
Peter Russell 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter Young 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Hollowood 
 
Makeup Department
Daniel Auber .... makeup artist (as Daniele Auber)
Stephen Bettles .... prosthetic makeup artist
John Cormican .... prosthetic makeup artist
Steve Court .... mold maker
Chris Fitzgerald .... prosthetic makeup artist
Stevie Hall .... key hair stylist
Catherine Heys .... makeup artist
Pauline Heys .... chief makeup artist
Belinda Hodson .... makeup artist: second unit
Sarah Love .... key hair stylist: second unit
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Liz Michie .... hair stylist
Annie Townsend .... hair stylist (as Ann Townsend)
Julia Wilson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Laura Julian .... production supervisor
Nigel Marchant .... unit production manager
Caroline McManus .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Booth .... second assistant director
Sarah Dibsdall .... second assistant director: second unit
Toby Ford .... first assistant director: second unit
Nathan Holmes .... third assistant director: second unit
Tim Lewis .... first assistant director
Crispin Reece .... second unit director
Jo Schotting .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Giles Asbury .... storyboard artist
Les Benson .... store man
Alice Biddle .... junior draughtsperson
Denis Culhane .... supervising painter
Carol De Jong .... sculptor (as Carole De Jong)
Robert J. Dugdale .... assistant scenic artist
Dean Dunham .... scenic painter
Carol Eastwood .... construction buyer
Vanessa Falkner .... propmaker
James Gemmill .... scenic artist
John Greaves .... storyboard artist
Simon Hague .... assistant scenic artist
Alex Harwood .... supervising propmaker (as Alix Harwood)
Justin Hayzelden .... dressing props
John Hogan .... chargehand dressing props
Kevin Hunter .... concept illustrator
Peter James .... stand-by art director
Katie Kilroy .... production buyer (as Kate Kilroy)
David Lowery .... construction manager
Steve Macdonald .... chargehand stand-by prop
Laura MacKenzie .... propmaker
Philip McDonald .... property master
John McGee .... carpenter
David Mears .... scenic painter (as Dave Mears)
Karen Murphy .... set designer
Karen Murphy .... stand-by art director
Neil Murrum .... props
Mitch Niclas .... props
Russell Oxley .... assistant scenic artist (as Russel Oxley)
Dave Pearce .... assistant construction manager
Keith Short .... head sculptor
Daniel Thompson .... carpenter
Rosanna Westwood .... assistant propmaker
Clive Wilson .... standby props
Robert Jackson .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Andrews .... adr editor
Owen Bleasdale .... foley recordist
Edward Bulman .... foley recordist (as Ed Bulman)
Trevor Carless .... sound mixer: second unit
John Casali .... boom operator
Jens Christensen .... dialogue editor
David Crozier .... sound mixer
David Crozier .... sound recordist
Evelyn Ficarra .... dialogue editor
Rebecca Gatrell .... assistant sound engineer
James Harris .... third man sound
David Hayes .... dialogue editor
Jake Jackson .... assistant sound engineer
Miriam Ludbrook .... adr editor
Miriam Ludbrook .... dialogue editor
Charlie McFadden .... sound maintenance: second unit (as Charles McFadden)
Dave McGrath .... sound re-recording mixer
Ion Metsovitis .... assistant sound engineer
Paul Munro .... sound effects recordist
Paul Munro .... sound maintenance
Bjorn Ole Schroeder .... supervising sound editor
Matthew Skelding .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Barnaby Smyth .... foley recordist
Richard Todman .... special sound effects editor
Keith Tunney .... sound editor
John Warhurst .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Robin Aristorenas .... technical & animation director: Jim Henson's Creature shop, London
Ken Barley .... mould maker
James Bernardinis .... foam lab assistant (as Jimmy Bernardinis)
Neal Champion .... senior technician
Steve Court .... mould maker
Richard Darwin .... animatronic designer
Robin Ellis .... animatronic designer
Gaye Fowers .... foam lab assistant
James Francis Jr. .... senior technician
Jim Francis .... special effects supervisor
Marie Fraser .... skin technology supervisor
Kevin Jury .... animatronic designer
Dave Kelly .... mould maker
Esteban Mendoza .... animatronic designer
Malcolm Mister .... mould maker
Bernard Newton .... special effects technician
Roma O'Connor .... special effects coordinator
Nick P. Phillips .... special effects supervisor
Michael Ricci .... mould maker
Stuart Robinson .... animatronic designer
Joe Scott .... animatronic designer
Rob Tucker .... special effects
Richard Van Den Bergh .... special effects foreman
Simon Williams .... animatronic engineer
Kenny Wilson .... mold shop supervisor
Adam Wright .... animatronic designer
Clive R. Kay .... special effects contact lenses (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Grahame Andrew .... additional visual effects
Robin Aristorenas .... animation director: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Asregadoo Arundi .... digital compositor
Sonja Banzhaf .... compositor artist
Jason Bath .... visual effects producer: FUEL International
Marten Blumen .... digital compositor
Kent Boswell .... visual effects coordinator: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Jason Brynford-Jones .... technical director
Paul Butterworth .... visual effects supervisor
Gordon Chapman .... technical director: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Mike Connolly .... senior digital compositor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Huong Dam .... digital compositor
Chris Davies .... digital compositor
Gavin Digby .... digital compositor
Sean Feeney .... visual effects producer
Vincent Goodsell .... digital compositor
Adam Harvey .... visual effects editor: Jim Henson Co.
Rob Harvey .... additional visual effects
Andrew Hellen .... CG supervisor
Ben Hicks .... digital compositor
Linda Johnson .... additional visual effects
Marc Jouveneau .... digital compositor
Ivan La Rosa .... visual effects
Matthew Leach .... studio assistant
Mattias Lindahl .... visual effects
Jamie Lochhead .... digital compositor
Steve Matson .... matte painter
Jolene McCaffrey .... digital compositor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Adam McInnes .... lead compositor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Gurel Mehmet .... digital matte painter: JHCS
Sarah Micallef .... production assistant: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Joelle Newton-Mold .... digital compositor
Collette Nunes .... visual effects editor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Schafer-Davies Oliver .... digital compositor
Julian Parry .... visual effects supervisor
Paul Perrott .... character animator (as Porl Perrott)
Ed Plant .... digital compositor
Mark Richardson .... digital compositor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Karim Sahai .... digital compositor
Adam Sealey .... additional visual effects
Mike Smith .... animator
Dominic Strevens .... visual effects editor
Marios Theodosi .... Flame artist
Alison Thompson .... visual effects producer
Val Wardlaw .... digital compositor
Grant White .... digital compositor
Alex Wuttke .... visual effects
Ziggy Zigouras .... digital compositor
Alexandra Papavramides .... digital artist: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bradley Farmer .... stunts
Paul Howell .... stunts
Paul Jennings .... stunt coordinator
Paul Jennings .... stunts
Stephanie Lelievre .... stunts
Martin Pemberton .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Bailey .... best boy electric: second unit
John M. Barbour .... assistant camera
Roderick Barron .... camera operator
Daniel Blundy .... assistant video assist operator
John Bowman .... video assist operator
Helen Caws .... grip trainee
Frank Cox .... electrician
Christopher Craig .... electrician
Adam Dale .... aerial director of photography
Robert Dibble .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul Donachie .... camera operator
Martin Duncan .... electrician
John Evans .... clapper loader: second unit
Tony Fenner .... electrician
Roy Furness .... electrician
Steven Hall .... focus puller
Vic Hammond .... key grip
Tony Jackson .... Steadicam operator
Nikos Kalimerakis .... best boy
Steve Kitchen .... rigging gaffer
Richard Latham .... first assistant camera
Alex Mahon .... electrician: second unit
Nathan Mann .... focus puller: second unit
Rod Marley .... focus puller
David McAnulty .... second unit: key grip
Carole-Ann McGinley .... camera trainee
Terence Montague .... gaffer: second unit (as Terry Montague)
Stephen Morley .... still photographer (as Stephen F. Morley)
Ian Mussell .... dolly grip: b camera
Gary Parnham .... rigging electrician
Mike Proudfoot .... camera operator
James Smith-Pryor .... electrician: second unit
Steven Swannell .... gaffer (as Steve Swannell)
Elizabeth Trott .... clapper loader
Tammo van Hoorn .... clapper loader
Lucien Nunes Vaz .... video operator: second unit (as Lucien Nunes-Vaz)
 
Animation Department
Jordi Bares .... animator
Gillian Best .... animator
Christian Cheshire .... animator
Elisa Esteban .... animator
Boris Kossmehl .... animator
Simon Maddison .... senior animator
Jolene McCaffrey .... animator
Dave Sullivan .... animator
Mak Wilson .... animation director
 
Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting
Gaby Kester .... casting assistant: US
Shana Landsburg .... casting: US
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alleyne Kirby Davies .... costume maker
Charlotte Finlay .... wardrobe mistress
Nicola Foy .... costume maker
Yvonne Hobbs .... assistant costume designer
Cameron Hornbuckle .... wardrobe assistant
Steve Hyams .... costume assistant
Laura May .... wardrobe mistress
Louisa Palmer .... wardrobe runner
Rupert Steggle .... wardrobe master: second unit
Emma Walker .... textile artist
Joanna Weaving .... costume maker
 
Editorial Department
Ambur Beg .... second assistant editor
James Carew .... first assistant editor
Patrick Doherty .... assistant editor
Lisa Gunning .... additional editor
Adam Harvey .... assistant editor
Ray King .... colorist
Tim Marchant .... assembly editor
Tim Marchant .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Rupert Gregson-Williams .... orchestrator
Alastair King .... conductor
Richard Robson .... music editor
Maggie Rodford .... music producer
Nick Wollage .... music mixer
Nick Wollage .... music recordist
 
Transportation Department
Tony Bradley .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Fanny Bostock .... unit publicist
Richard Coombs .... puppeteer
Sarah Dean .... assistant production accountant
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor
Tim Desbois .... aerial coordinator
Holly Dowler .... production runner
Pat Garrett .... choreographer
Marilyn Goldsworthy .... production accountant
Jerry Grayson .... helicopter pilot
Benjamin Greenacre .... location manager
Piers Hampton .... project producer: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Toni Kinman .... puppet constructor
Layla Lee-Curtis .... script supervisor
Lily Lester .... assistant to director
Carola Maingot .... workroom supervisor
Elaine McCormack .... production coordinator: second unit
Tamora Meaby .... production assistant
Freddie Metheringham .... location runner
Ashton Radcliffe .... location manager
Rebecca Rae .... production runner
Karina Randall .... assistant production coordinator
Louisa Rawlins .... assistant to producer
Jean Simmons .... accounting assistant
Dathi Sveinbjarnarson .... floor runner
Luke Sweetland .... floor runner
Celeste Talaszek .... first assistant accountant
Aurelia Thomas .... location assistant
Emma Thomas .... script supervisor: second unit
Isobel Thomas .... production coordinator
William Todd-Jones .... puppeteer
Vanessa Tovell .... location assistant: second unit
Robert Tygner .... puppeteer
Clare Whitaker .... unit nurse
Mak Wilson .... lead puppeteer
Brian Herring .... puppeteer (uncredited)
 

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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 »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful And Magical, 5 December 2001
Author: aesgaard41 from United States

I never thought twice about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but this movie does answer some dangling plot points such as where the beans came from and a closer look into Jack's character. Matthew Modine, Mia Sara, John Voight and all the class give wonderful performances highlighted by a believable story into the realm of beings who probably were the gods of ancient myth. Wonderful and ironic casting choices abound; Mia Sara from the fantasy "Legend" turns up in this fantasy as does Darryl Hannah playing another sort of giant after doing the "Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman" remake. The movie for me also proves just how much history or legends can be based on lies or the personal perceptions of others. The whole fantasy has a charming and intelligent telling in it as modern day Jack learns the far-fetched truth of his ancestry and his connections to an ancient myth. Someone obviously did their research searching the origins of this tale and linking it to believable characters and events. i only wished i had taped it because I'd love to see it again!

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