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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. ... 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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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 (1917) See more »

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All manners of men
26 April 2007 | by themorningcomesSee all my reviews

Well, to start with, this version of kidnapped hasn't got much in common at all with the book.

That being said, it is a masterpiece in its own right. Unlike most movies, this one is not made to gratify cravings for thrilling immature romance, gory fight scenes, or political ax-grinding.

And it is not dull.

What drives this movie is its content. The real running theme throughout the movie is what men give their lives for.

It's odd, but it has the most peculiarly uplifting execution scene. Very strange.


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