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Kidnapped (2005)

15-year-old Davie Balfour is poised to receive a vast inheritance when he's lured onto a cargo ship, knocked unconscious, and kidnapped by his malevolent uncle Ebenezer, who devises a ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
James Anthony Pearson ... Davie Balfour
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tania Anderson Tania Anderson ... Mrs. Robertson
John Bach ... Cluny
Emily Barclay ... Maddy
Jonathon Bidois Jonathon Bidois ... Street Urchin
Lex Calder ... Ferryman
Adrian Dunbar ... Alexander Balfour / Ebenezer Balfour
Dave Eveler Dave Eveler ... Dean
Gregor Fisher ... James Stewart of the Glen
Norman Forsey Norman Forsey ... Catechist
Alexander Gandar Alexander Gandar ... Shug
Iain Glen ... Alan Breck
Gilbert Goldie ... Minister
Kelson Henderson ... Young Man
John Leigh ... Rankeillor


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15-year-old Davie Balfour is poised to receive a vast inheritance when he's lured onto a cargo ship, knocked unconscious, and kidnapped by his malevolent uncle Ebenezer, who devises a scheme to sell him into slavery. But Davie's unforeseen rescue at the hands of a Scottish rogue, Alan Breck, sees them racing across the Scottish moors, with English bounty hunters in hot pursuit. Written by Anonymous

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Through 2013, this is the twelfth in a string of twelve productions with the title of "Kidnapped" and which are also based on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel, after Kidnapped (1917), Kidnapped (1938), Kidnapped (1948), Kidnapped (TV Series) (1952), Kidnapped (1960), Kidnapped (TV Mini-Series) (1963), Kidnapped (1971), Kidnapped (TV Movie) (1973), Kidnapped (TV Mini-Series) (1978), Kidnapped (1986), Kidnapped (1995), and Kidnapped (TV Movie) (2005). See more »


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Fantastic adaption of a classic tale
13 March 2005 | by trecool14See all my reviews

This is by far and away the best historical drama aired by British television since Sharpe. Brilliant performances from the two leading males, with veteran actor Iain Glen vividly portraying the charismatic Alan Breck, and relative newcomer James Pearson giving a commendable performance as his somewhat unwitting side-kick Davie Balfour. Characters are developed sufficiently enough for one to actually care whether or not they survive the English occupation, whilst the script allows for some genuinely funny moments to emerge periodically, lightening the overall tone of the play whilst still maintaining the desperation of Alan, Davie and Catroina's plight. McGann plays the quintessential English villain as the ruthless Colonel McNabb, (fans of "The Patriot", if any exist, will recognize a similar character to that of William Tavington played by Jason Isaacs) and acquits himself very well as the villain everyone loves to hate.

Stunning settings, a rousing script and almost flawless performances make this an extremely watchable three-part drama, and one which I highly recommend.

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Release Date:

27 February 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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1.85 : 1
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