Prisoner of Zenda, Inc.
Production year: 1996
Director: Stefan Scaini
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 096009-286699
Running time: 1:40 (100 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: March 01, 2005
Collection type: Owned (#5148)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 04, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Fourteen-year-old computer genius Rudy Gatewick (Jonathan Jackson) falls heir to leadership of the high-tech conglomerate Zenda, Inc. when his father suddenly dies. This is particularly bad news for Rudy's scheming uncle, Michael Gatewick (William Shatner), who immediately starts plotting to take over the company. Ready to stop at nothing, the unscrupulous Michael promptly hires three thugs to kidnap Rudy in order to manipulate events at the crucial upcoming shareholders' meeting.

Meanwhile, Professor Wooley (Jay Brazeau) and Colonel Zapf (Don S. Davis), Zenda executives and Rudy's protectors, are forced to keep the abduction under wraps in order to safeguard the boy's life. While hosting a Zenda-sponsored baseball league playoff, they make an astonishing discovery. A young batter, Oliver Gillis (also played by Jonathan Jackson), is a dead ringer for the missing Rudy. In an attempt to buy time before the shareholders' meeting, they plead with Oliver to take Rudy's place. Reluctant to desert his team just before an important game, Oliver is ultimately persuaded by the promise of a job for his unemployed father.

While the real Rudy is wandering through the forest with his comically inept and hopelessly lost captors, Oliver takes on the challenge of assuming his double's role at school and at the corporation. His classmates, unaware of the deception, are pleasantly surprised to see the formerly shy quiet "Rudy" suddenly stand up to his bullying cousin Douglas (Richard Lee Jackson). Particularly impressed is Douglas' pretty girlfriend, Fiona (Katharine Isobel), who begins to see "Rudy" in a whole new light.

Unfortunately, things are a little more tricky at the Zenda Corporation. Oliver is anything but a computer whiz and finds himself in way over his head. With time running out before the shareholders' meeting and the championship baseball game, there's still no sign of Rudy. Oliver desperately tries to figure out how he can be in two places at once.
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1Main Feature
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Crew
Direction
Stefan Scaini....Director
Writing
Richard Clark....Writer
Rodman Gregg....Writer
Production
Larry Sugar....Producer
Cinematography
Maris H. Jansons....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Bill Goddard....Film Editor
Music
John Welsman....Composer
Sound
Steve Foster....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Roger Stafeckis....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Andrew Wilson....Production Designer
Maya Ishiura....Art Director
Cast
Jonathan Jackson....Rudy Gatewick/Oliver Gillis
Richard Lee Jackson....Douglas Gatewick
William Shatner....Michael Gatewick
Jay Brazeau....Professor Wooley
Don S. Davis....Colonel Zapf
Katharine Isabelle....Fiona
John Tench....Leon
Jed Rees....Buddy
Mark Acheson....Frankie
Howard Dell....Coach Wilson
Sean Amsing....Charlie Rosemerkel
Demetri Goritsas....Baxter
David Kaye....Mr. Gillis
Alan Robertson....Arthur
Stephen E. Miller....Coach Palmer
Sean Campbell....Cop #1
Michael Kopsa....Cop #2
Catherine Swing....Mrs. Gillis
Campbell Lane....Lawyer #1
Blair Slater....Ben
Jeff McLeod....Jock #1
Marcus Turner....Jock #2
Douglas Newell....Mr. Walston
Jane MacDougal....Ann Broder
Edward Allan Custer....Umpire #3
Danielle Fraser....Alice
Daniel D. Pratt....Umpire #1
James Sherry....Andy
Elan Ross Gibson....Board Member #1
Jesse Moss....Schoolmate
Jewel Staite....Theresa
Tyronne L'Hirondelle....Lawyer #2
Richard Yee....Maxwell
Wayne Daly....Pitcher
Bill Garrett....Umpire #2
Richard Sargent....Lawyer #3
Eric Hui....Boy
Miguelito Macario....Courier
Bobby Stewart....Gym Teacher
John R. Taylor....Janitor
Adam Paton....Player
Nick Misura....Programmer #1
Colin Warner Wallace....Programmer #2
Chris Lovick....Tommy Aiken
Georgina Hegedos....Mrs. Cochran
Simon Quellette....Photo Double
Michael Sugar....Sports Announcer