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Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family  |  21 December 1960 (USA)
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A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

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Follows the adventures of a Swiss family shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island in 1801. It is loosely based on the classic novel by Johann Wyss.

Stars: Chris Wiggins, Diana Leblanc, Ricky O'Neill
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A family in route to New Guinea is shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. They are forced to remain on the island because of the damage to the ship and the pirates that are roaming the islands. They create a home on the island (centering around a huge tree house) and explore the island and its wildlife. Plenty of adventure ensues as the family deals with issues of survival and pirates, and the brothers must learn how to live on the island with an uncertain future. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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They turned a lost island into an exotic paradise! See more »

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Adventure | Family

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21 December 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ciudadela de los Robinson  »

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$40,350,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Disney officially announced that a remake was in development with Mandeville Films co-producing the movie. It was scheduled to be released in 2012 but never happened. See more »

Goofs

When Fritz swings across the pool, swapping vines halfway, just as he is landing on the rock a crew member's hand reaches up into shot, just below his feet. See more »

Quotes

Fritz Robinson: What's that?
Father Robinson: That? Oh, that's a quarantine flag. Warning that there's Black Death aboard.
Ernst Robinson: How did you know that?
Father Robinson: Well *I* do a bit of reading, too, you know.
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Connections

Remade as The Swiss Family Robinson (1975) See more »

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My Heart was an Island
by Terry Gilkyson
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Great Disney film!
5 October 1999 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This is one of Disney's best efforts. Beautiful scenery, great soundtrack music, and a hard-working cast add much to this compelling story of a shipwrecked family. To me this film is an exception to the less-weighty fare that Disney was wont to produce over the years. I like Disney flicks, but this is one I can go back and watch when I want to get lost in an idyllic setting (with beautiful soundtrack music to establish the mood). You've gotta love those coconut bombs!


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