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Robert Louis Stevenson's coming-of-age adventure is back and breathtaking in this widely heralded presentation bursting with scoundrels and scallywags, villains and heroines, and two memorable heroes who will stop at nothing in their quest for justice.
1751. Fifteen-year-old Davie Balfour is left orphaned and penniless when his father is killed during a violent storm. Just before he dies, Davie's father gives him a dagger and, hinting at dark family secrets, tells him that the only way to avoid starvation is to claim his rightful inheritance from an unknown uncle. On his subsequent quest for justice, through perilous encounters with both friend and foe, Davie gradually learns that the world is complicated place, heroes are not always what they seem and that the difference between right and wrong is far from black and white. Based on the classic adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, and starring James Pearson (Jeopardy), Iain Glenn (The Wyvern Mystery, Wives and Daughters), and Paul McGann (Horatio Hornblower, Our Mutual Friend).
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In 1751, after the untimely deaths of his parents, Scotsman David Balfour, the 17-year-old protagonist and narrator of Stevenson's classic adventure yarn, travels to his father's childhood home to meet with his uncle, Ebenezer. Instead of a warm welcome, Ebenezer pays the captain of a pirate ship to kidnap his nephew and transport him to America. On board, David meets dashing Highlander Alan Breck Stewart, and together they manage to take over the ship, beginning a friendship that continues through several land-based adventures. One of these involves witness (and escaping blame for) a murder. Scottish actor Rintoul does an amazing job of delivering a bouquet of brogues-including David's mild-mannered narration, his uncle's croaky, angry snarl, and Alan Stewart's almost musical, supremely confident pronouncements. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Kidnapping victims -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [United States] :WGBH Boston Video,2005
Edition Widescreen version.
Other Titles Kidnapped.
Contributors Dunbar, Adrian, 1958-
Glen, Iain, 1961-
McGann, Paul.
Maher, Brendan.
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. Kidnapped.
WGBH Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers Adrian Dunbar, Iain Glen, Paul McGann, James Pearson, Andrew Robertt, Kirstin Smith.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1593753098
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