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Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

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A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

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Storyline

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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Taglines:

THRILL TO The Fabled Tree-House! -- The Wild Animal Race! -- The Great Pirate Attack! See more »

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Adventure | Family

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Release Date:

21 December 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ciudadela de los Robinson  »

Box Office

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$40,350,000 (USA)
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| (RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The climactic battle was a direct influence on the final Ewok skirmish in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Robinson is swinging onto the raft, she's dumped into the ocean and soaked. In the next shot her hair is perfectly dry. See more »

Quotes

[during the fight between the Robinsons and the pirates, the pirate chief raises a white flag]
Kuala, Pirate Chief: [calling up to the Robinsons] Kuala make talk! You hear?
Father Robinson: [calling back down] We hear you!
Kuala, Pirate Chief: [referring to Roberta AKA Bertie] You take boy belong Kuala. Give us boy, no more fight. You hear?
Father Robinson: You want the boy? You come and get him. We're ready for you, and you can put away your white flag.
Roberta 'Bertie': Maybe it would be better to agree.
Father Robinson: Don't worry. He wouldn't bargain with us if he thought he could beat us.
Kuala, Pirate Chief: Send the boy...
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Exciting Family Fun!
2 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a Disney adventure film at its best. Excitement, adventure, far off exotic places, shipwrecks, pirates - all the ingredients for a thrilling recipe of family ties that bind (love), and respect for a father who protects and leads his family to battle the hostile elements of the outside world in order to survive.

Tigers in pits, wild animals domesticated, outside fresh air away from all civilization, this is a movie for the whole family to watch together, preferably on a big screen at a theatre, where the producers designed to have it seen in the first place.

This movie is fun, exciting and scary with pirate ships and uphill battles that make this one worth owning.

I remember my Dad took me to see this film when I was 7 years old and the nostalgia of security of family rooted in a firm grounding and foundation of family tradition, for me made this film a memorable one for all time. I hope you enjoy this one too for old time's sake.


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