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The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. (1996)

Owner of Zenda, Inc., a successful business empire, disappears. His son is about to inherit the company, but a kid who looks just like him takes over the young man's identity and the company. The "good" kid now must get his life back.

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Stefan Scaini

Writers:

Richard Clark (original screenplay), Rodman Gregg (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Jackson ... Rudy / Oliver
Jay Brazeau ... Professor Wooley
Richard Lee Jackson ... Douglas
Don S. Davis ... Colonel Zapf
Katharine Isabelle ... Fiona (as Katherine Isobel)
John Tench ... Leon
Jed Rees ... Buddy
Mark Acheson ... Frankie
William Shatner ... Michael Gatewick
Howard Dell ... Coach Wilson
Sean Amsing ... Charlie Rosemerkel
Demetri Goritsas ... Baxter
David Kaye ... Mr. Gillis
Alan Robertson ... Arthur
Stephen E. Miller ... Coach Palmer
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Storyline

14-year-old computer genius Rudy Gatewick falls heir to leadership of the high-tech conglomerate, Zenda, Inc. when his father suddenly dies. This is particularly bad news for Rudy's scheming uncle, Michael Gatewick, who immediately starts plotting to take over the company. Ready to stop at nothing, the unscrupulous Michael promptly hires three thugs to kidnap Rudy in order to manipulate events at the crucial upcoming stockholders' meeting Meanwhile, Professor Wooley and Colonel Zapf, Zenda executives and Rudy's protectors, are forced to keep the abduction under wraps in order to safeguard the boy's life. While hosting a Zenda-sponsored baseball league playoff, they make an astonishing discovery. a young batter, Oliver Gillis, is a dead ringer for the missing Rudy. In an attempt to buy time before the stockholders' meeting, they plead with Oliver to take Rudy's place. Reluctant to desert his team just before an important game, Oliver is ultimately persuaded by the promise of a job for ... Written by wiseguy-18

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Play See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Michael Gatewick has a copy of the book "Greed Is Good" by Gordon Gekko, a character from Wall Street (1987). See more »

Connections

Version of The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) See more »

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A touch on the cheesy side, but good for a rainy day.
4 February 2003 | by FreedomisanillusionSee all my reviews

My sister used to have this obsession with Jonathan Jackson, so when she found out this movie was on, she taped it. I was bored one day, so I put it on and watched it, and it's not the greatest movie, but it's not the worst either.

Jonathan Jackson plays Rudy. a very rich child and head of a business that he inherited from his father after he died. When Rudy is kidnapped, a friend of his father's, Professor Wooley finds a boy named Oliver (Rudy's doppelganger) to run the buisness for him and lead Rudy's life.

Watch it if it comes on TV one day, but don't waste your time looking for it. 6/10


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