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Loch Ness

  • Film

Time Out says

Expect wall to wall effects, and you'll be disappointed. Here's a jaunty family fable where the power of legend and imagination, and the affection for people and place vanquish all-comers. Rarer than a sighting of Nessie is, of course, a sparkling movie performance from Danson, but that's what we get, self-deprecating and sympathetic as the has-been LA zoologist sent to disprove the existence of the mythic beastie once and for all. The witty script sticks to the formula in confronting him with Richardson's no-nonsense lochside innkeeper (to supply the romance) and her lively daughter (Graham, agreeably unprecocious). No, it's not original, but with terrific support from wax-jacketed water bailiff Holm, bright eyed expedition helper Frain, some perfectly judged shock moments from John Henderson (directing his first features after the children's TV series The Borrowers), and a lush, classy, folk-tinged score from Trevor Jones, it's a compact winner that hits the bull's eye in almost every department.
Written by TJ

Release Details

  • Duration:101 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:John Henderson
  • Screenwriter:John Fusco
  • Cast:
    • Ted Danson
    • Joely Richardson
    • Ian Holm
    • Harris Yulin
    • James Frain
    • Keith Allen
    • Nick Brimble
    • Kirsty Graham
    • Harry Jones
    • Julian Curry
    • John Savident
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