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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story 

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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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Jack Robinson (Johnathan William Duncan Robinson) 2 episodes, 2001
...  Countess Wilhelmina - Matriarch / ... 2 episodes, 2001
...  Ondine 2 episodes, 2001
...  Thespee - Member Great Council of Mac Slec 2 episodes, 2001
...  Siggy (Sigfried Mannheim) - Overseas Div. Director for Robinson Intl. 2 episodes, 2001
...  Magog - Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec 2 episodes, 2001
...  Thunderdell 2 episodes, 2001
...  Jules - Jack's Secretary 2 episodes, 2001
...  Young Jack 2 episodes, 2001
...  Dussan - Jack's Butler 2 episodes, 2001
...  Vidas Merlinis - Research Scientist 2 episodes, 2001
...  Jack's Mum 2 episodes, 2001
Frank Baker ...  Forensic Doctor 2 episodes, 2001
Josh Cole ...  Operator 1 2 episodes, 2001
Richard Cubison ...  Curious Patron 2 episodes, 2001
Glen Davies ...  Construction Worker 1 2 episodes, 2001
Leo Dolan ...  Construction Foreman 2 episodes, 2001
...  Bigger Boy 1 2 episodes, 2001
Fraser Flintham ...  Bigger Boy 2 2 episodes, 2001
...  Dr. Newman 2 episodes, 2001
Jerry Harte ...  Board Member 2 episodes, 2001
Richard Huw ...  Jack's Father 2 episodes, 2001
Rosalind Knight ...  Hag Woman 2 episodes, 2001
...  Antonio the Baker 2 episodes, 2001
Vincent Marzello ...  Mr. Sprague - Head of Security 2 episodes, 2001
...  Construction Worker 2 2 episodes, 2001
Carl Pizzie ...  Operator 2 2 episodes, 2001
...  Bent Little Man 2 episodes, 2001
...  Brunette / ... 2 episodes, 2001
Alisdair Simpson ...  Paramedic 2 episodes, 2001
Lolly Susi ...  Miss Gilgin 2 episodes, 2001
Tomas Shepherd ...  Jack aged 6 2 episodes, 2001
Craig Stoke ...  Limo Driver 2 episodes, 2001
...  Maitre D' 2 episodes, 2001
Jemma Woodman ...  Newsreader 2 episodes, 2001
...  Galaga 2 episodes, 2001
...  Odin - Member of Great Council of Mac Slec 2 episodes, 2001
...  Bran - Thunderdell's Son 2 episodes, 2001
...  Cernos - Member of Great Council of Mac Slec 2 episodes, 2001
Roger Blake ...  Giant Thor - Member of Great Council of Mac Slec 2 episodes, 2001
Mel Cobb ...  Journalist 2 episodes, 2001
...  Lead Warrior 2 episodes, 2001
Marc Goodhall ...  Cavern Guard 2 episodes, 2001
Andrew Grainger ...  Armed Policeman 2 episodes, 2001
...  Hall Cryer 2 episodes, 2001
...  Taxi Driver 2 episodes, 2001
Edward Highmore ...  Dad at Playground 2 episodes, 2001
...  Son at Playground 2 episodes, 2001
...  Security Woman 2 episodes, 2001
David Nicholls ...  Ragnar, Executioner 2 episodes, 2001
Iain Rogerson ...  Guard 2 episodes, 2001
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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This Time...It's No Fairy Tale. See more »


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2 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Verdadeira História de João E o Pé de Feijão  »

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This was Richard Attenborough's final television acting role before his death on August 24, 2014 at the age of 90. See more »

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Version of Jack and the Beanstalk (2009) See more »

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Magical and Entertaining
5 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie all in one go and I must say I didn't move from my chair. Modine and Mia Sara's performances are excellent as are the rest. Sara plays the girl from another world who comes to Modine to help him find the truth and help her bring welfare back to her people. Modine slowly will discover where the riches of his ancestors came from. Then he will try to right the wrongs and end the curse to his family. The family moves between two worlds. Our world and a fantastic one. The scenery and the landscapes are wonderful and there is also some mistery and twists till the end. The movie addresses the greed of people and how they would go all the way just to satisfy themselves ignoring the needs of others. I highly recommend it.


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