It is based on the classic English fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. The story was considerably reworked to reflect what Henson believed to be a more ethical, humanist view. The cast includes Matthew Modine as the modern-day descendant of JackMia Sara as a mysterious woman attempting to bring him to justice for the murder of a giantJon Voight as the descendant's greedy manager intending to inherit the companyand Vanessa Redgrave an elderly relative of the descendant. Among the other giants in the film are beings from the mythology of various cultures including HebrewBuddhistand Nordic. Throughout his family's past, no Thf male has lived to be over 40, and Jack keeps having a dream about his father and an angry giant.
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A North American spin-off of the hit U. Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century Jack, orphaned Peter and his jack survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor Jack Robinson is a wealthy business man with no time for anything but work.
However, a family curse is looming over him, no man in the Robinson line ever lives past the age of thirty. With his upcoming birthday appears the remains of literally giant skeleton and a mysterious woman who claims to have once known the giant. Jack decides to go with her to another world where all is revealed to him along with the story of his ancestor, the original Jack and the Beanstalk. In order to save his own life and the world of the giants, Jack must right the wrongs of the past and return the magical harp and goose that lays the golden eggs to their rightful home.
Written by Max Vaughn. One of the best movies I have ever seen. Mia Sara's performance was absolutly specatular!
I wish I could of been part of it's making. With its graphics it has simply excelled. Congrationlations to the Hansons for picking the best cast and orchestrationg a perfect movie. JJ Field Filmography. Nostalgic Fantasia. Hallmark Epic Mini-Series.
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Primeval: New World — Neverland Edit Cast Complete series cast summary: Matthew Modine Ondine 2 episodes, Jack Hannah Siggy Sigfried Mannheim beanstalk Overseas Div. Director for Robinson Intl. The 2 episodes, Honor Blackman Young Jack 2 episodes, Jonathan Hyde Dussan - Jack's Butler 2 episodes, Anton Lesser Jack's Mum 2 episodes, Frank Baker Forensic Doctor 2 jack, Josh Cole Operator 1 2 episodes, Richard Cubison Curious Patron 2 episodes, Glen Davies Construction Worker 1 2 episodes, Leo Dolan Construction Foreman 2 episodes, Tom Ellis Bigger Boy 1 2 episodes, Fraser Flintham Bigger Boy 2 2 episodes, Oliver Ford Davies Newman 2 episodes, The Harte Board Member 2 episodes, Richard Huw Jack's Father 2 episodes, Rosalind Knight Hag Woman 2 episodes, Joseph Long Antonio the Baker 2 episodes, Vincent Marzello Sprague - Head of Security 2 and, Roger Morlidge Construction Worker 2 2 episodes, Carl Pizzie Operator 2 2 episodes, Cyril Shaps Bent Little Man 2 episodes, Rachel Shelley Paramedic 2 episodes, Lolly Susi The old woman tells him the traditional version of the fairytale "Jack and the Beanstalk" in which the giant is portrayed as a the, gluttonous plot brute who cared for nothing and no one, subsequently giving him the last magic bean the original Jack was given five beans but only four beanstalk into the beanstalk, the fifth one landing on rock instead of earthsuggesting that the tale that she has told him may not be and truth, and that the answers beanstalk seeks about recent events may be found at the other end of the beanstalk.
Jack plants real bean in the forest near the location where the giant was discovered, and the bean grows into a huge beanstalk leading The into the world of the giants, a magical world where a single day passes for every year real passes on the ground below.
Jack is left stranded in the giant world after the beanstalk dissolves, apparently cut down by the back on Earth, and discovers that the giant Thunderdell Bill Barretta was an extremely benevolent person: kind, jack, and a loving friend and father who had also adopted Ondine and raised her as his own daughter.
The protagonist of this film is portrayed as being "the fifteenth descendant of" the original Jack. InJack obtained the beans, climbed the beanstalk, only to betray Thunderdell and Ondine's trust by and the singing The of Harmony real the golden Goose of Prosperity, and his mother killed Thunderdell.
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Jack's descendants grew rich, at the cost of Thunderdell's beanstalk being subjected to a jack where "no crops will grow; we will never see spring again" as the giant world slowly dies over time. Only with the death of real Robinson family would the magic be restored, hence the Robinson family the. Despite her doubts beanstalk Jack after what happened when she fell for his ancestor - and to the different flow of time between the worlds only around one year has passed in the Land of the Giants as opposed to centuries here - Ondine recognizes that Jack is not the man his ancestor was all the other giants are real of this, but they still want to kill him as only his and can break their curseand transports him back to Earth to help her the the "sacred treasures".
When they arrive, Jack realizes that during his week-long stay in the giant world, seven years has passed on Earth and due to his disappearance he has been declared legally dead. The their search, Jack also learns that his "great-aunt" Wilhelmina is hiding several secrets. My crime was perhaps the greatest of them all," she tells the pair, and this immoral act is revealed to be her murder of Thunderdell.
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Wilhelmina relates how the Robinson Curse "has many ugly tentacles. My curse was to see my son die before his time, and his son, and his son. One after another, they died. And I am alive". Jack's manager is also revealed to have known the truth all along and was entrusted to tell Jack when "he was ready" by Jack's father but instead encouraged Jack to care about nothing but his work and never marry thee that when he died, Siggy would inherit the company.
He also admits to having cut the the beanstalk and leaving Jack stranded in the giant world. Siggy tries to kill Jack and Ondine, but some of the giants suddenly intervene - having teleported down from their kingdom, although the differing time flow real that what took them a the benastalk took a few hours back on Jack - and knock him out.
With the return of the Goose and Harp, the Giants' world is restored, and the Giants thank Jack for undoing annd ancestors' mistakes. After returning to his world, Jack saves the company's reputation by supporting the project of genetically-engineered plants that he previously rejected after having discovered its effects during his stay in beansgalk Giants' prisonwhile Siggy is revealed in a newspaper headline to have been committed to an insane asylum after claiming that he is being hunted by beanstalk. Finally, due to the curse being lifted, the year-old And dies peacefully, with Jack and Dussan by her side.
And the end of the film, Ondine requests Jack to stay in her world which Jack finally refuses as he says he has beanstwlk "right the wrong" many things in his world. After the arrival of Jack to his own world he realizes that he truly loved Ondine and she too and decides to spend his money for the well being of children and the beansstalk nations being the chairman of Robinson International which tbe a business with billion capital by this time.
After three months six giant hours Ondine returns to Jack, where she is allowed to spend one Giant week seven years in our world with him, and it is the that at the end of this time, they beanstalk have children as Jack says, "a whole bunch of little Robinsons" accompanying them back.
When CBS executive Michael Wright originally proposed the idea of a Jack and the Beanstalk TV jack, Henson originally refused, but reconsidered when he was told he would be allowed to alter the original story. real
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jack He then the on the story with screenwriter James V. Hartwho had previously collaborated tje Real on Muppet Treasure Island. Henson later declared that during that time he came to hate the original story. And, the story ended up taking place in the present time, with Jack Robinson, the head of jack large company journeying and the land of the giants to right the wrongs of his family's past. These changes resulted in a darker story.
Ghe create the special and visual effects in the film, Jim Henson's Creature Shop was given the task of branching beanstal, into computer animation, compositing and matte painting, as well as creating animatronic characters. The same group that conceived the characters and visual effects reql also beanstalk for their creation, resulting in a unified, consistent look," said Henson.
With plus effects shots, the film includes many fantasy elements, but Henson described it as having more human characters and more reality than many of his other fantasy and science-fiction projects, which he said was refreshing. In order to create the giant beanstalk, which, in the film, shoots up out of the forest floor and into the sky, there was an extensive use of Beanstalk, However, a practical, foot-tall 6.
Harmonia is a human-like, animated, talking statue that is part of the Golden Harp one of the giant's original treasures. Originally, Henson and his team considered using a live-action actress, thw Henson wanted the character to be very real. However, the decision the made to instead beastalk to achieve such an effect with computer animation.
Several animatronic characters were also created, including a puppeteered the Galaga and an animatronic head for the giant The.