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Rome, 1973. John Paul Getty III, the heir and younger member of an oil tycoons' saga, is kidnapped by the Italian mafia in order to get a ransom.


Simon Beaufoy
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Series cast summary:
Harris Dickinson ...  J. Paul Getty III 10 episodes, 2018
Donald Sutherland ...  J. Paul Getty 9 episodes, 2018
Hilary Swank ...  Gail Getty 8 episodes, 2018
Luca Marinelli ...  Primo 8 episodes, 2018
Anna Chancellor ...  Penelope Kittson / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Brendan Fraser ...  Fletcher Chace 8 episodes, 2018
Silas Carson ...  Khan 8 episodes, 2018
Michael Esper ...  J. Paul Getty Jr. 7 episodes, 2018
Francesco Colella ...  Leonardo 7 episodes, 2018
Mauro Lamanna Mauro Lamanna ...  Dante 7 episodes, 2018
Hannah New ...  Victoria 7 episodes, 2018
Nicola Rignanese Nicola Rignanese ...  Don Salvatore / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Niccolò Senni ...  Fifty 6 episodes, 2018
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ...  Belinda 6 episodes, 2018
Charlotte Riley ...  Robina / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Sophie Winkleman ...  Margot 6 episodes, 2018
Laura Bellini ...  Martine / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Sarah Bellini ...  Jutta / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Lea Gentili Lea Gentili ...  Aileen Getty 5 episodes, 2018
Oliver Gentili Oliver Gentili ...  Mark Getty 5 episodes, 2018
Lucy Gentili Lucy Gentili ...  Ariadne Getty 5 episodes, 2018
David Bamber ...  Bela von Block 5 episodes, 2018
Jo Stone-Fewings ...  Dennis 5 episodes, 2018


Rome, 1973. John Paul Getty III, the heir and younger member of an oil tycoons' saga, is kidnapped by the Italian mafia in order to get a ransom. On the face of it, his grandfather seems not interested at all in having him back, but he gives his reasons, for better or for worse.

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Donald Sutherland's character, J.Paul Getty, also appeared in All the Money in the World (2017).. Originally, the part was played by Kevin Spacey, with whom Sutherland appeared in Outbreak (1995) and A Time to Kill (1996). Spacey was later replaced by Christopher Plummer, with whom Sutherland appeared in Hamlet at Elsinore (1964). See more »


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Napoli - an Dynamite.
25 April 2019 | by southdavidSee all my reviews

I approached "Trust" with some trepidation. I let it set on the Sky Box for months, having recorded it in the summer of 2018 but not actually coming round to watching it until Easter 2019. Most of the trepidation came because I'd seen some lukewarm reviews and I had seen "All The Money In The World" that year, so was already familiar with the story. I'm glad I gave it a chance though, as with a bit of distance from the film, I found the series pretty enjoyable.

The grandson of the world's Richest Man, John-Paul Getty (Donald Sutherland) is kidnapped in Italy, but his kidnappers have not accounted for the ruthlessness of the old man, who refuses to pay the ransom. Whilst young John III's mother Gail (Hilary Swank) and Getty's "fixer" Fletcher (Brendan Fraser) attempt to determine what's happened, and even whether the kidnapping is genuine, the Italians that have him are becoming increasingly frustrated and desperate.

I think I preferred "Trust" to "All The Money In the World" as the 10 episode scope allowed for a much more detailed look at the case. A deeper investigation of the family dynamics ahead of the kidnapping and a closer look at the mechanics of the crime family that held their valuable hostage are a couple of the deeper cuts. I did worry ahead of watching the series that it would be pretty dry, but it's infused with a sense of pace, and is very well mixed with the editing and cutting in of music of the time. Performances are, across the board, excellent and much credit should go to Harris Dickinson, who is the only actor in every episode, playing John-Paul Getty III, the victim of the kidnapping. Despite his early bohemian wastrel ways, you never lose feelings for him and feel some of the peril he goes through.

It does take one huge risk, allowing Brendan Fraser's character to directly address the audience during two of the episodes. What might be jarring switch actually works quite well, as it allows to show to unload a lot of the context, and the wider resolution on you, without becoming to tiresome or protracted.

Maybe it's just that my expectations were particularly low, but I really enjoyed "Trust" - an unexpected treat.

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