The Little Kidnappers (1990) DVD (Region One Playable in North America – The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Color Approx. 90 min.
Starring: Charlton Heston, Bruce Greenwood, Patricia Gage, Dan MacDonald, Leah Pinsent, Charles Miller, Leo Wheatley. Written by Coralee Elliott Testar, Neil Paterson. Directed by Donald Shebib.
Based on a children’s favorite by Neil Paterson, “The Little Kidnappers” tells the story of Davy (Charles Miller) and Harry MacKenzie (Leo Wheatley) two young orphaned brothers who travel by themselves from the Old country to live with their gruff grandfather, James (Charlton Heston) in 1900s Nova Scotia. Life for the boys is less than agreeable, until one day they find an unusual item on the beach: a baby. Determined to bring the child up on their own, away from the influence of their unpleasant grandfather, Davy and Harry make off with the infant -- which begins a desperate search by the authorities and the child's parents.
Remake of the 1953 version of The Little Kidnappers, which we offer here as well.
“Great family movie!” – Bernal Critic’s Corner
“Beautiful Canadian setting. Just sit back and enjoy.” – Nova Press Review
Winner “best Children’s Program” – Banff Television Festival
Shot on location in Iona, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada