Irwin Allen's adaptation of the 1812 novel by Johann David Wyss follows the adventures of the Karl Robinson, his wife, two boys, and an orphaned girl, who wash up on a volcanic island after... See full summary »
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A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

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A group of 21st-century colonists inhabit an underwater city called Pacifica. They find that they must defend their city against hostile alien forces.

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Fire! (TV Movie 1977)
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A convict starts a fire in a forest to cover his escape, but the fire goes out of control and threatens to destroy a small mountain community.

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Director: Edward Ludwig
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Flood! (TV Movie 1976)
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After several weeks of heavy rainfall, the dam above Brownsville is short from running over. However the mayor refuses to open it's gates, because he fears for the fishes in the lake... and... See full summary »

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It Takes Two (1982–1983)
Comedy
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Sam and Molly Quinn are two hard working career people just too busy with their careers (him a doctor and she a lawyer) to pay attention to each other or their teenage children.

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Pioneer Woman (TV Movie 1973)
Western
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A homesteading family in the 1867 Wyoming faces a crisis when the husband is killed and the wife must decide whether to remain or take her son and daughter back East.

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Joanna Pettet, William Shatner, David Janssen
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A settler family are shipwrecked on a desert island.

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Aliens from Another Planet (TV Movie 1982)
Sci-Fi
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Directors: Irwin Allen, Sobey Martin
Stars: James Darren, Robert Colbert, Robert Duvall
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 Karl Robinson (20 episodes, 1975-1976)
Pat Delaney ...
 Lotte Robinson (20 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Fred Robinson (20 episodes, 1975-1976)
Eric Olson ...
 Ernie Robinson (20 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Jeremiah Worth (20 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Helga Wagner (20 episodes, 1975-1976)
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Irwin Allen's adaptation of the 1812 novel by Johann David Wyss follows the adventures of the Karl Robinson, his wife, two boys, and an orphaned girl, who wash up on a volcanic island after a shipwreck. Also on the island is Jeremiah Worth, who was marooned there seven years earlier. Written by Steve Hager

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14 September 1975 (USA)  »

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The erupting volcano seen in many an episode was actually a large miniature left over from the noted 20th Century-Fox financial disaster, Doctor Dolittle (1967) See more »

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Featured in I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1975 (2006) See more »

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The last Irwin Allen series produced.....
1 March 2001 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

During the height of the early 1970's,producer Irwin Allen scored two brilliant disaster epics like "The Poseidon Adventure"(1972),and "The Towering Inferno"(1974) which were huge runaway hits at the box office and Oscar winners. Since Allen was known for his TV shows of the 1960's he decided to come back to that terrain for the last time around. This show features a modern day family that is stranded on a island with nothing but their wits to stay alive. This show was on the same level as his other family adventure series "Lost In Space",but in this one the family faces off with deadly animals,mysterious cannibals,and dangerous pirates all in a modern day setting and this is not out in the far reaches of outer space,but in the far reaches of an deserted but deadly paradise. I had a chance to see this lost series on a sci-fi channel one evening,and it was highly enjoyable in some parts,but incredibly pathetic in others since when it was on the air,it only lasted one season(from September of 1975 to January of 1976). Look for a very young Helen Hunt(TV's Mad About You)as the Robinson's teenage daughter. Since Martin Milner(Officer Malloy from "Adam-12")was the star of the show,I wonder what he is doing now?

NOTE: This show was on Sunday evenings(where Allen once had his "Voyage" and "Land of the Giants" series on the same time slot at 7:00)on ABC,and in a blink of an eye,it was yanked right off the air by the competition "60 Minutes" in that cold winter of 76.


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