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Jack Holborn (1982)

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Jack Holborn
JackHolbornCover.jpg
Country GER.jpg West Germany
New Zealand.jpg New Zealand
UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Sigi Rothemund
Release Date December 21, 1982
Language English
Studio Bernd Burgemeister, George Ass. Ltd.
TV-60 Filmproduktion
Distributor TV-60 Filmproduktion
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jack Holborn Patrick Bach
Captain Sheringham / Lord Sheringham Matthias Habich
Janusz Vronsky Andreas Mannkopff
Morris Terence Cooper
Salomon Trumpet Monte Markham
Admiral Patrick Smyth
Lady Myra Tricia James


Jack Holborn is a 1982 German-New Zealand TV mini-series and was the fourth ZDF Christmas series. It is a film adaptation of the 1964 pirate story of the same name by Leon Garfield. The orphan Jack Holborn is placed in the care of the Arrows by Lord Judge Sheringham. But he runs away and signs on to the privateer ship of the lord judge's twin brother. On board the "Charming Molly", he is overcome by the feeling of having been on this ship as a small child. He decides to uncover the secret of his past.

Another ZDF Christmas series is the 1986 mini-series Mino starring Guido Cella, Ray Lovelock, and Mario Adorf.

The following weapons were used in the miniseries Jack Holborn:



Pistols

Kentucky Flintlock

Morris (Terence Cooper) Captain Sheringham / Lord Sheringham (Matthias Habich), Janusz Vronsky (Andreas Mannkopff), Pirates, and British soldiers are seen with Kentucky Flintlock Pistols.

Kentucky Flintlock, reproduction made by Pedersoli - .50 caliber
Morris and Vronsky stand with Kentucky pistols tucked into their belts.
A pirate fires his pistol at a British sailor.
Fallen into high grass, Captain Sheringham shoots at his brother (Ep. 02).
Capt. Sheringham cocks the hammer of his pistol.
Vronsky uses two pistols during the mutiny (Ep. 03).
Morris pulls the trigger of his pistol which did not fire because of wet pulver.
A close up of Morris cocking the hammer (Ep. 04).

Flintlock Pistol

A Flintlock Pistol is held by Mr. Thompson's (Prince Tui Teka) servant in the fifth episode.

Mike Tristano & Co. flintlock pistol movie prop. The prop itself is based on the Kolser S.A. produced replica of a late 18th century Belgian engraved flintlock pistol made in Li├Ęge.
Vronsky looks at the business end of the pistol.
Another closer view of the pistol.

Muskets

Kentucky Rifle

The Kentucky Flintlock Rifle is the most used rifle in the series, notably by Morris (Terence Cooper), Lord Sheringham (Matthias Habich), Janusz Vronsky (Andreas Mannkopff), Jack Holborn (Patrick Bach), and Salomon Trumpet (Monte Markham).

Kentucky Rifle - .36 caliber
British soldiers guard the returned Charming Molly.
A closer view of the muzzle...
...and the flintlock mechanism.
Some rifles appear to have the front band removed (Ep. 01).
Soldiers open fire at pirates (Ep. 02).
A close up of the Kentucky rifle fired by Lord Sheringham.
Lord Sheringham climbs up a hill with his rifle.
During the encounter with natives, Vronsky reloads the rifle (Ep. 04).
Trumpet carries the rifle (Ep. 05).

Brown Bess

Some Brown Bess Flintlock Muskets are also wielded by British sailors and soldiers.

"Short Land Pattern" Brown Bess - .75 caliber
The spike bayonet is seen.
A sailor in close combat with Vronsky (Ep. 01).
A soldier with a slung Brown Bess watches the arrival of the Charming Molly (Ep. 02).
Another soldier with his musket at a checkpoint (Ep. 03).
Trumpet shows a soldier his documents (Ep. 06).

Other

Cannon

Cannons are seen onboard the Charming Molly and at the fortress in Nautia.

Naval cannon - 18th century
Several cannons seen onboard the Charming Molly (Ep. 03).

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