15-year-old Davie Balfour is poised to receive a vast inheritance when he's lured onto a cargo ship, knocked unconscious, and kidnapped by his malevolent uncle Ebenezer, who devises a ... See full summary »
15-year-old Davie Balfour is poised to receive a vast inheritance when he's lured onto a cargo ship, knocked unconscious, and kidnapped by his malevolent uncle Ebenezer, who devises a scheme to sell him into slavery. But Davie's unforeseen rescue at the hands of a Scottish rogue, Alan Breck, with them racing across the Scottish moors, with English bounty hunters in hot pursuit. Written by
Through 2013, this is the twelfth in a string of twelve productions with the title of "Kidnapped" and which are also based on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel, after Kidnapped (1917), Kidnapped (1938), Kidnapped (1948), Kidnapped (TV Series) (1952), Kidnapped (1960), Kidnapped (TV Mini-Series) (1963), Kidnapped (1971), Kidnapped (TV Movie) (1973), Kidnapped (TV Mini-Series) (1978), Kidnapped (1986), Kidnapped (1995), and Kidnapped (TV Movie) (2005). See more »
This is just how I remember the story from reading it as a kid (many years ago). Having re-read the book, I realise that the BBC has made quite a few changes, but as far as I can see they are all for the better. Someone complained that maybe there was a little too much running around, and they could have a point, but it is a chase movie. Iain Glen was brilliant. I really enjoyed the music as well, does anyone know if you can get it anywhere?
The locations looked brilliant. True, sometimes not what you'd call authentic (not a sprig of heather in sight), but it captured the breathtaking beauty that the young hero Davie would feel, and if you hadn't been to Scotland, maybe you wouldn't know the difference.
The ending was one of the most moving things I've seen for months on TV.
Let's hope they do Treasure Island next!
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