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The Little Kidnappers (1990)





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1990's Little Kidnappers was a remake of the 1954 British film of the same name. Two Canadian orphans (Leo Wheatley and Charles Miller) are starved for affection. Their cantankerous, self-absorbed grandfather (Charlton Heston) pays very little attention to them. The boys "borrow" a baby so they can raise it as their very own, while the real parents--and the police--scour the countryside in search of the missing infant. This location-filmed version of The Little Kidnappers premiered over the Disney cable channel on August 17, 1990.

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Charlton Heston
as James MacKenzie
Amos Crawley
as Jan Hooft
Richard Donat
as Hans Hooft
Bruce Greenwood
as Willem Hooft
Patricia Gage
as Mrs. MacKenzie
Leo Wheatley
as Harry MacKenzie
Charles Miller
as Davy MacKenzie
Leah King Pinsent
as Kirsten MacKenzie
Nicola Lipman
as Mrs. MacNeill
Dan McDonald
as Tom Cameron
Dan MacDonald
as Tom Cameron
Leah King Pinsent
as Kirsten MacKenzie
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Critic Reviews for The Little Kidnappers

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

"The Little Kidnappers" is a beautifully photographed, unashamedly sentimental tale of conflict resolved through innocence.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

While much of what happens in ``The Little Kidnappers'' is predictabl... what makes it so enjoyable are the completely unself-conscious performances by Leo Wheatley and Charles Miller, as Harry and Davy MacKenzie.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Little Kidnappers" is a little precious and a little drawn-out, but for kids who aren't so little -- pre-teens and up -- and who have a little patience, considerable satisfaction can be had by watching it.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

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