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Robert Louis Stevenson's St. Ives (1998)

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Based on the novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, this film version of St. Ives is a romantic costume adventure set during the end of the Napoleonic Wars. The dashing Jacques St. Ives (Jean Marc Barr) is an officer in the French army who slips and literally falls into the hands of the British army. He is summarily locked up in a Scottish prison where he fortuitously gains the fancy of the young and beautiful Flora (Anna Friel). Flora and her aunt Miss Gilchrist (Miranda Richardson) help St. Ives escape in order to reunite him with the grandfather (Michael Gough) who thought St. Ives was killed years ago. But the celebration is cut short as St. Ives' embittered brother (Jason Isaacs) decides he doesn't wish to share his inheritance. The ensuing conflict produces numerous sword fights, a hot air balloon chase, adventures with warring armies, and a climactic wedding.

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Cast

Jean-Marc Barr
as Captain Jacques St. Ives
Miranda Richardson
as Miss Gilchrist
Richard E. Grant
as Major Chevening
Tim Dutton
as Francois
Cecile Pallas
as Mathilde
Barney Craig
as Linlithgow
Desmond Barrit
as Biggerstaff
Gerry O'Brien
as Coachman
Enda Oates
as Dueling Officer
Eileen McClosky
as Prostitute
Nathaniel Duncan
as British Soldier
Fraser Cains
as Bat man
Charlie Syles
as Young Alain
Oliver Syles
as Young St. Ives
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Deeelightful! Entertaining. Really well done. Humorous. Witty, and romantic. I enjoyed this very much...

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