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The Little Kidnappers ()


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Two young orphans have to relocate to Nova Scotia and endure their bitter and jerky grandfather, but when they find a baby washed up on the beach, everything changes.

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James MacKenzie
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Willem Hooft
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Mrs. MacKenzie
Dan MacDonald ...
Tom Cameron
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Kirsten MacKenzie
Charles Miller ...
Davy MacKenzie
Leo Wheatley ...
Harry MacKenzie
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Hans Hooft
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Jan Hooft
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Mrs. Hooft
Deborah Allen ...
Mrs. Cameron
Erin Kuttner ...
Jean Cameron
Nicola Lipman ...
Mrs. MacNeill
Gay Hauser ...
Mrs. Thompson
Sten Eirik ...
Mr. Sinclair
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Mr. Fraser
Wally MacKinnon ...
Militia captain (as Wally McKinnon)
Ewan 'Sudsy' Clark ...
Searcher (as Ewan Clark)
Faith Bowyer ...
Baby Hooft

Directed by

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Donald Shebib

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Coralee Elliott Testar ... (screenplay)
 
Neil Paterson ... (screenplay "The Kidnappers")
Neil Paterson ... (short story "Scotch Settlement")

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Philip D. Fehrle ... executive producer
Glenn R. Jones ... executive producer
James Margellos ... producer
Noel Resnick ... executive producer
Gerald Testar ... co-producer

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Mark Snow

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Miklós Lente

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Ron Wisman

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Karen Hazzard

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Bill Brodie

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Steve Shewchuk

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Ruth Secord

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Ingrid Udine ... makeup artist

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Peter d'Entremont ... production manager

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Andrea Kikot ... second assistant director

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Cathy Cowan ... set designer (as Cathy Phillips)

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Tony Currie ... dialogue editor
Jim Hopkins ... sound editor
Steve Switzer ... boom operator
Ed Douglas ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Alan Hardiman ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

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Scott Brooke ... dolly grip / key grip
Gabriele DiChiara ... gaffer
John Irwin ... generator operator
Rob McEwan ... still photographer
Michael Soos ... first assistant camera

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Allan Foenander ... casting: UK
Hank White ... extras casting

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Chris J. O'Neil ... wardrobe master

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William C. Carruth ... music editor (as Bill Carruth)

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Gary Swim ... animal coordinator

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Plot Summary

Loosely based on a '50's movie of the same name, it tells the story of two young orphan boys who travel by themselves from the Old country to join their father's family in Canada. There they encounter their stern disciplinarian grandfather who has alienated himself from some of his neighbors. There is particularly no love lost between the grandfather and his Dutch neighbors, who he generalizes as being responsible for his son's death in the Boor War. A side product of this animosity is that it is keeping apart the boy's aunt and her Dutch doctor suitor. The two boys change everything though when they find a young baby on the beach... Written by CD

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Also Known As
  • Le secret des deux orphelins (France)
  • De små kidnapparna (Sweden)
  • Pequenos Raptores (Brazil)
  • De små kidnapperne (Norway)
  • Harry und Davy (West Germany)
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  • 92 min
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Trivia In the movie, Harry and Davy kidnap the "baby boy" of Hans Hooft (Tom Cameron mentions it is a boy at 1:03:00). Ironically, the baby boy is portrayed by a girl. This is the exact reverse of the 1953 film where the infant daughter who was kidnapped was portrayed by a boy. See more »
Goofs (at around 1h 8 mins) After the search has been called off due to a storm, the baby is lying on the floor of the cave mostly wrapped in a dark blanket with its right arm and shoulder and some of its left shoulder exposed and with a lit lantern hanging behind it on the wall of the cave. When the boys enter the cave with Granddaddy, the baby is completely wrapped in a lighter colored blanket, except for its face, and the lantern has extinguished and is standing at the baby's feet. See more »
Movie Connections Remake of The Little Kidnappers (1953). See more »
Quotes Davy: Granddaddy, please don't eat it, it isn't fitting.
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