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Kidnapped (1995)

When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. ... See full summary »

Director:

Ivan Passer

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), John Goldsmith (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... Alan Breck Stewart
Patrick Malahide ... Ebenezer
Michael Kitchen ... William Reid
Brian Blessed ... Cluny MacPherson
Brian McCardie ... David Balfour
Des Braiden ... Derelict
Adam Blackwood Adam Blackwood ... Captain Forbes
Antoine Byrne Antoine Byrne ... Mary MacDonald of Dunbrae
Catherine Byrne Catherine Byrne ... Flora
Alan Stanford Alan Stanford ... MacDonald Earl of Dunbrea
Christopher Casson Christopher Casson ... Rev. Campbell
Brian McGrath Brian McGrath ... James Stewart of The Glen
Dave Duffy ... Riach
Luke Hayden Luke Hayden ... Soldier #1
Michael James Ford Michael James Ford ... Lieutenant Williams
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When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. When staunch Stuart dynasty supporter Alan Breck Stewart accidentally boards the ship, he takes David along on his escape back to Edinburgh. They part and meet again repeatedly, mutually helpful against the Redcoats and respectful, although David is loyal to the English crown, but learns about its cruel oppression. Both ultimately face their adversaries. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avventure nei mari del nord See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Armand Assante replaced Christopher Reeve following the horse-riding accident that left Reeve paralyzed. See more »

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Version of Kidnapped (2005) See more »

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Did the director ever read the book?
15 January 2002 | by sharkinthesalsaSee all my reviews

What a shame that the movie, while being excellent in its own right, has absolutely nothing to do with the original book by Stevenson. Aside from the names and places, only about 5% of the novel made it into the movie. As a fan of the book and some of the older versions of the movie, I was horrified by the amount of information in the film that was 'made up'. While I'm sure it was all accurate for the time period, very little of what occurred in the film ever happened or was even alluded to in the book. If you completely ignore the fact that the movie is based on a book this film is very enjoyable and exciting however I disagree with the re-writing of this classic just to make it into a more compelling tale.


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