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Treachery. Romance. Rebellion. A classic adventure story for all ages.

Robert Louis Stevenson's coming-of-age adventure is back--and breathtaking--in this widely heralded Masterpiece Theatre presentation bursting with scoundrels, and scallywags, villains and heroines, and two memorable heroes who will stop at nothing in their quest for justice.

Attempting to claim his rightful inheritance from his eccentric Uncle Ebenezer, young Davie Balfour is kidnapped and imprisoned in the hold of a slave ship bound for the New World. Soon, Davie joins forces with exiled Highland hero Alan Breck and together, the unlikely pair of outlaw and innocent embark on a treacherous quest across Scotland that will bring them foes to numerous to count, as well as unexpected friends.

Newcomer James Anthony Pearson (Monarch of the Glen) delivers a transforming portrayal of lost innocence as the once-sheltered Davie, while Iain Glen (Beautiful Creatures) offers a triumphant performance as the notorious rebel Breck. Rounding out the impressive cast are Adrian Dunbar (The Crying Game, Richard III), Paul McGann (Horatio Hornblower, Dr. Who), Gregor Fisher (Love Actually), and Kirstin Coulter Smith (My Life So Far).

Kidnapped is an action-packed spectacular sure to swashbuckle its way into your heart.


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Product Details

  • Actors: Gregor Fisher, Iain Glen, Paul McGann, Adrian Dunbar, James Anthony Pearson
  • Directors: Brendan Maher
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: PBS
  • DVD Release Date: December 6, 2005
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B5XPS8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,454 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Treu on January 11, 2007
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The first adult novel I read was "Kidnapped," when I received it for my 9th birthday. I had a tough time with many of the words, but no one would help me; they would always say: "Look it up. That's how you learn."

Well, I did learn to love Stevenson's work and similar adventure tales; but, the reason I gave this adapted version of Stevenson's work four stars is the acting. I withhold one star for the deep changes to the original story that have already discussed here by other reviewers.

The entire cast did an excellent job, but the work of Iain Glen, and especially of James Anthony Pearson, is something to write home about.

Pearson's facial expressions alone are worth the price of admission, or, more accurately, the price of the DVD.

Take a look at the brief flash of realization on this young actors face, when he tells the weaver that he thought she was a witch, and then he realizes that it was the wrong thing to say.

Better still, watch Pearson/Davie's face in the background as Alan Breck and James-of-the-Glen have a heated discussion, which ends when James's daughter asks Pearson/Davie if he likes smelling like a goat.

This young Pearson, has that special acting talent which allows him to manipulate his face so that it speaks volumes, without a word being said. One is reminded of the remarkable eyebrows of Jack Nicholson and Christian Slater, among other great actors.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Angela Mcclelland on June 1, 2010
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I have not read the book "Kidnapped" so I don't know if this movie keeps to the story line. But even if it doesn't this is a great adventure movie. It keeps your interest, it's decent, no bad language, no nudity, or sexual content (that's one in a million).
The actors all do a great job in the roles they play. Especially Iain Glenn, who plays the proud scottsman who loves his blue coat, who also played Mr. Preston in "Wives and Daughters."
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By K. Vaske on November 9, 2006
Okay, okay. I admit it. I have never read Kidnapped. Thats probably why I enjoyed this so much. I thought the cast was fantastic, the locations were great, and the direction wasn't half bad. I did read the reviews and they are probably right, but since I didn't read Steven's book I wasn't bothered by anything left out or messed up(Obviously). So in conclusion if you want a good fun film from PBS buy this. IF you are a fan of the book you should probably burn this thing(Judging on the other reviews), or, like me, you could enjoy a good old adventure tale....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Skookum on July 25, 2010
Now, as some other reviewers have said, I have not read R L Stevenson's original work, but taken aside from the book, this is a great adventure movie!

The acting is great, from James Pearson, who plays Davie, on down to Ransome the unfortunate cabin boy (Jake Lindesay) and the old "Weaver Woman" (Ginette McDonald).

I've read various opinions as to whether or not it was actually filmed in Scotland, and can't say myself, but the scenery was beautiful, regardless. The sets, also, are well done.

We go through quite a few well-done suspenseful moments in the plot, and the camera work is masterful throughout- working very well with the acting and other components to add to the mood. I particularly noticed very good and carefully angled close ups at tense moments, and a couple unusual but effective view points.

Also, no bad language or adult scenes, which is a big [RARE] plus.

~ The only negative points I have:
3-4 times I noticed a strong change in the lighting from one shot to another in the same scene. This was rather distracting.

And more negatively, the ending seemed a little too happily-ever-after sweet. Everything worked out. Not too realistic. But I admit, I liked it that way! _ This is one adventure movie my family plans to see again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Macallister on July 20, 2010
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Don't be fooled by the lack of big stars in this production! This is a superbly played piece, shot on location in Scotland. The team have brilliantly struck a fine balance in respect of the original book, in the sense of remaining faithful to the spirit of the masterpiece without slavishly adhering to the literary manuscript. The result is fast-paced but also convincing.
The characters are multi-faceted and there are plenty of opportunities for the viewer to become absorbed in the plot around the people - not just the action. As a result, the final scene is one of the most moving and telling that I can remember in any drama - period!(and I watch a lot of opera, by the way!)
From the cast we must mention Iain Glen, who delivers an admirable Alan Breck (head and shoulders over Michael Caine, and more visceral than David McCallum). Gregor Fisher as James of the Glens delivers his best serious performance beside his role in The Merchant of Venice (with Al Pacino as Shylock).
A real chunk of classic Scots culture. Repeated absorption will improve the mind and provide balm for the soul - honest!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beverley Strong on September 21, 2008
I didn't enjoy this version of the great Robert Louis Stevenson novel as much as some earlier, if more glamorized versions. I found it to be stiff, dark and with the Scottish accents very hard to follow...I'm usually quite good at accents. The persona of the heroic Alan came across as a mixed up character, somewhere between Errol Flynn and Douglas Fairbanks and so stupid that the viewer only wants to give him a good kick! I couldn't advise watching this DVD if you haven't read the book, so just get a copy of the book and have an enjoyable time with it.
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