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The Treasure Seekers (1996)

| Drama, Family | TV Movie 1996
Widower Richard Bastable faces financial ruin if he cannot complete his new invention, a refrigeration machine.


Juliet May


Olivia Hetreed, E. Nesbit (novel)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Camilla Power ... Dora Bastable
Felicity Jones ... Alice Bastable
Kristopher Milnes Kristopher Milnes ... Oswald Bastable
Ben Simpson Ben Simpson ... Noel Bastable
William Forde William Forde ... H.O. Bastable
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ... Eliza
Nicholas Farrell ... Bastable
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Bates
Ian Richardson ... Haig
Alexander Harding Alexander Harding ... Albert-Next-Door
James Wilby ... Henry Carlisle
Gina McKee ... Mary Leslie
Roger Sloman ... Wiggins
Nigel Davenport ... Lord Blackstock
Peter Capaldi ... Jellicoe


Widower Richard Bastable faces financial ruin if he cannot complete his new invention, a refrigeration machine.

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Drama | Family







Release Date:

1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fünf gegen den Rest der Welt See more »

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Tetra Films See more »
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In 2014 two of the young actresses in this film, Felicity Jones and Keira Knightley, were nominated for Academy Awards in different movies. See more »

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Pleasant family movie
14 October 2019 | by CabbageCustardSee all my reviews

Don't be deceived by the title of this movie. If you're expecting a rousing adventure yarn involving pirates and sailing the bounding main or perhaps a race against both time and baddies to retrieve a long-hidden hoard then you're going to be disappointed. Rather this is a much quieter affair centering around the efforts of a bunch of siblings to save their home and family from financial ruin. That being said, this is a very pleasant movie. It is British-made and so eschews the clichés you'd expect from a Hollywood-made flick and it stars some familiar and talented British actors. The plot is intelligent and, needless to say, the acting is excellent. It's all very low-key though and while it's definitely suitable for families, younger kids might find it a bit dull. Older kids will enjoy it though and, I'm pleased to say, their parents will too.

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