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Roald Dahl's Danny, the Champion of the World
5 years ago via Flixster

A wondeful adaptation of Roald Dahl's "Danny the Champion of the world. I actually had to buy this dvd from amazon UK, because it hasn't been released on DVD in the US at all. It came out in 1989. I got it for about $10, and it is one of the best dvd purchases I've made in awhile. The movie is a family affair of sorts, Jeremy Irons plays the recently widowed Father, Samuel Irons, his son, plays Danny and his father-in-law, Cyril Cusack plays the country doctor. Everyone does a fantastic job, and you can see that they are having a great time while acting together. The film is set recently after WWII, and Danny and his father own a piece of property in which they run a small gas station in the countyside. This is where they cross paths with a wealthy but unpleasant man called Mr Victor Hazell. Hazell has been buying up all the land around them, but Danny's father won't give in and sell. Alot of adventures happen along the way. Confrontations with a evil schoolmaster, helping his father escape Hazell's hechman in the woods, poaching for pheasents, and of course saving the day for everyone. This film is great for all ages, and it is one of the best children's films I have seen.

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