The bones of a giant are discovered. This turns Jack Robinson's life upside down as he learns the truth behind the fairy tale and how he can fix his greedy ancestor's mistakes.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Matthew Modine ...  Jack Robinson (Johnathan William Duncan Robinson) 2 episodes, 2001
Vanessa Redgrave ...  Countess Wilhelmina - Matriarch / ... 2 episodes, 2001
Mia Sara ...  Ondine 2 episodes, 2001
Daryl Hannah ...  Thespee - Member Great Council of Mac Slec 2 episodes, 2001
Jon Voight ...  Siggy (Sigfried Mannheim) - Overseas Div. Director for Robinson Intl. 2 episodes, 2001
Richard Attenborough ...  Magog - Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec 2 episodes, 2001
Bill Barretta ...  Thunderdell 2 episodes, 2001
Honor Blackman ...  Jules - Jack's Secretary 2 episodes, 2001
JJ Feild ...  Young Jack 2 episodes, 2001
Jonathan Hyde ...  Dussan - Jack's Butler 2 episodes, 2001
Anton Lesser ...  Vidas Merlinis - Research Scientist 2 episodes, 2001
Julia McKenzie ...  Jack's Mum 2 episodes, 2001
Frank Baker Frank Baker ...  Forensic Doctor 2 episodes, 2001
Josh Cole Josh Cole ...  Operator 1 2 episodes, 2001
Richard Cubison Richard Cubison ...  Curious Patron 2 episodes, 2001
Glen Davies Glen Davies ...  Construction Worker 1 2 episodes, 2001
Leo Dolan Leo Dolan ...  Construction Foreman 2 episodes, 2001
Tom Ellis ...  Bigger Boy 1 2 episodes, 2001
Fraser Flintham Fraser Flintham ...  Bigger Boy 2 2 episodes, 2001
Oliver Ford Davies ...  Dr. Newman 2 episodes, 2001
Jerry Harte Jerry Harte ...  Board Member 2 episodes, 2001
Richard Huw Richard Huw ...  Jack's Father 2 episodes, 2001
Rosalind Knight ...  Hag Woman 2 episodes, 2001
Joseph Long ...  Antonio the Baker 2 episodes, 2001
Vincent Marzello ...  Mr. Sprague - Head of Security 2 episodes, 2001
Roger Morlidge ...  Construction Worker 2 2 episodes, 2001
Carl Pizzie Carl Pizzie ...  Operator 2 2 episodes, 2001
Cyril Shaps ...  Bent Little Man 2 episodes, 2001
Rachel Shelley ...  Brunette / ... 2 episodes, 2001
Alisdair Simpson Alisdair Simpson ...  Paramedic 2 episodes, 2001
Lolly Susi Lolly Susi ...  Miss Gilgin 2 episodes, 2001
Tomas Shepherd Tomas Shepherd ...  Jack aged 6 2 episodes, 2001
Craig Stoke Craig Stoke ...  Limo Driver 2 episodes, 2001
Jason Thorpe ...  Maitre D' 2 episodes, 2001
Jemma Woodman Jemma Woodman ...  Newsreader 2 episodes, 2001
Brian Henson ...  Galaga 2 episodes, 2001
Jim Carter ...  Odin - Member of Great Council of Mac Slec 2 episodes, 2001
James Corden ...  Bran - Thunderdell's Son 2 episodes, 2001
Nicholas Beveney Nicholas Beveney ...  Cernos - Member of Great Council of Mac Slec 2 episodes, 2001
Roger Blake Roger Blake ...  Giant Thor - Member of Great Council of Mac Slec 2 episodes, 2001
Mel Cobb Mel Cobb ...  Journalist 2 episodes, 2001
Adam Fogerty ...  Lead Warrior 2 episodes, 2001
Marc Goodhall Marc Goodhall ...  Cavern Guard 2 episodes, 2001
Andrew Grainger Andrew Grainger ...  Armed Policeman 2 episodes, 2001
Peter Guinness ...  Hall Cryer 2 episodes, 2001
Sam Halpenny ...  Taxi Driver 2 episodes, 2001
Edward Highmore Edward Highmore ...  Dad at Playground 2 episodes, 2001
Freddie Highmore ...  Son at Playground 2 episodes, 2001
Lisa Kay ...  Security Woman 2 episodes, 2001
David J. Nicholls David J. Nicholls ...  Ragnar, Executioner 2 episodes, 2001
Iain Rogerson Iain Rogerson ...  Guard 2 episodes, 2001
Lynda Rooke Lynda Rooke ...  Hostess 2 episodes, 2001
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Jack Robinson is a wealthy business man with no time for anything but work. However, a family curse is looming over him, no man in the Robinson line ever lives past the age of thirty. With his upcoming birthday appears the remains of literally giant skeleton and a mysterious woman who claims to have once known the giant. Jack decides to go with her to another world where all is revealed to him along with the story of his ancestor, the original Jack and the Beanstalk. In order to save his own life and the world of the giants, Jack must right the wrongs of the past and return the magical harp and goose that lays the golden eggs to their rightful home. Written by Max Vaughn

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The miniseries takes place in 1611, 2001 and 2008. See more »

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Version of Jack and the Beanstalk (1956) See more »

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Excellent
5 December 2001 | by floyldSee all my reviews

One of the best movies I have ever seen. Mia Sara's performance was absolutly specatular! I wish I could of been part of it's making. With its graphics it has simply excelled. Congrationlations to the Hansons for picking the best cast and orchestrationg a perfect movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story See more »

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(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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