Watch The Little Kidnappers
- 1 hr 32 min
The Little Kidnappers is a heartwarming family movie from 1990 that stars Charlton Heston, Bruce Greenwood, and Patricia Gage. Set in Nova Scotia, Canada, the movie follows the story of two orphaned Scottish brothers who find themselves in a new country with no one to turn to. The brothers, Harry and Davy MacKenzie, played by Greenwood and Christopher and Joel Gallagher, are left in the care of their grandfather, James MacKenzie (Heston), after their parents die. James, a stern and conservative man, is not pleased to have two young boys under his care. He lives a simple life and prefers to keep to himself. James doesn't know how to take care of children, nor does he want to. The two boys, in turn, are frightened and left to navigate their new life on their own. The boys struggle to adjust to their new environment and find themselves stealing in order to survive. They are caught by the local sheriff, who decides to let them off the hook and give them a stern talking to. The boys promise to never steal again and try to find a way to make things right. In an effort to show the boys that he cares, James offers to buy them a pet. They choose a goat, whom they name Brownie. With Brownie at their side, the boys finally begin to feel like they belong in their new home. They begin to make new friends and explore the beautiful scenery that Nova Scotia has to offer. However, their newfound happiness is short-lived. James falls ill and is unable to work or provide for the boys. Faced with the possibility of being separated and put into the foster care system, the boys take matters into their own hands. They hatch a plan to kidnap the rich son of a local businessman, hoping to collect a ransom and use the money to take care of James and themselves. The boys manage to kidnap the young son, Tom, with the help of Brownie, and hide him in an abandoned barn. They start to regret their decision and realize the gravity of what they have done. The MacKenzie brothers feel guilty, and so they decide to take Tom back to his parents and confess their crime. In a surprising turn of events, the businessman offers to help the boys take care of James in exchange for not pressing charges against them. The boys learn the importance of family, friends, and community and realize that they have been blessed with a new chance at life. The Little Kidnappers is a touching and inspiring movie that will leave audiences feeling uplifted and hopeful. The story highlights the value of family, the power of kindness, and the importance of forgiveness. With stellar performances from Charlton Heston, Bruce Greenwood, and Patricia Gage, this classic family movie is a heartwarming tale that the whole family will enjoy.