Robert Louis Stevenson's
Peter Finch ■ James MacArthur
Robert Louis Stevenson's exciting saga of a young man's quest for his rightful inheritance bursts upon the screen in this faithful Disney adaptation. Award-winning actor Peter Finch stars as the daring rebel, Alan Breck, who joins forces with young David Balfour (James MacArthur) to do battle with scurvy sea dogs and ruthless Redcoats. A strong supporting cast features the memorable screen debut of Peter O'Toole. Filmed in the majestic Scottish Highlands, Disney's KIDNAPPED, with its swordplay, storms at sea, and heroic bravery, is a classic adventure of epic proportions!
I grew up on Disney live action films, I can't tell you how many times I've seen The Swiss Family Robinson, and have become quite a fan as evidenced by the VHS rack and box of DVDs.
One of the best things about the film is that it was mostly filmed in Scotland which is where it takes place. A lot of Disney movies were filmed on a sound stage so that makes the scenery even more interesting and little bit special.
Kidnapped is one of my absolute favorite of the Disney adventure films. It is the story of young man as he tries to maintain the gentle Christianity that he was taught, while living through the experiences that will forge him into a man. Years ago boys, and even girls, thrived on books filled with derring-do, later on that morphed into adventure movies, with Kidnapped you get the best of both. As one would expect there is some nearly bloodless violence.
A little history + some adventure = a really great Disney film for the family to watch.
Peter Finch...Alan Breck Stewart
James MacArthur...David Balfour
Bernard Lee...Captain Hoseason
John Laurie...Ebenezer Balfour
Niall MacGinnis...Mr. Shaun
Finlay Currie...Cluny MacPherson
Miles Malleson...Mr. Rankeillor
Duncan Macrae...The Highlander
Andrew Cruickshank...Colin Campbell
Peter O'Toole...Robin MacGregor
Alex Mackenzie...The Ferryman
Oliver Johnston...Mr. Campbell
Ardgour, Highland, Scotland, UK
Ballachulish, Highland, Scotland, UK
Fort William, Highland, Scotland, UK
Glen Coe, Highland, Scotland, UK
Glen Nevis, Fort William, Highland, Scotland, UK
Highland, Scotland, UK
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK(studio)
Robin MacGregor: [when it is suggested that he and Alan Breck Stewart battle it out on the pipes instead of with the sword] Well Sir, have you music?
Robin MacGregor: [after Alan Breck Stewart has taken his turn to play the pipes] It's the God's truth. You're a creditable piper - for a Stewart.
Alan Breck Stewart: [when Robin MacGregor starts to play the pipes] Enough. You can play the pipes. Make the most of that.
[MacGregor smiles and continues playing]
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