Kidnapped Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for Kidnapped the Movie

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This BBC version of the Robert Louis Stevenson adventure tale finds orphaned Davie Balfour (Pearson) trying to claim his inheritance from his eccentric Uncle Ebeneezer (Dunbar). Instead, Davie gets kidnapped and imprisoned on a slave ship. Fortunately, he joins forces with exiled rebel Alan Breck (Glen) and the two wind up shipwrecked and running from evil English soldier Colonel McNabb (McGann) and his bounty hunters in the Scottish Highlands circa the 1750s. Exciting swashbuckling abounds.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 150 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 17th Century, Scotland, Adventure Drama, Adoption & Orphans, Kidnapped!, Swashbucklers, Bounty Hunters, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Inheritance, Books to Film: Robert Louis Stevenson
Bev Doyle, Richard Kurti
Iain Glen, Adrian Dunbar, Paul McGann, Gregor Fisher, John Bach, John Leigh, James Anthony Pearson, Kirstin Coulter Smith
Geoffrey Hall
Brendan Maher
David Hirschfelder

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