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Islands in the Stream (1977)

 -  Drama  -  2 August 1977 (Denmark)
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An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Thomas Hudson
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Captain Ralph
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Tom
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Lil
Richard Evans ...
Willy
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Julius Harris ...
Joseph
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Walter Friedel ...
Herr Ziegner
Charles Lampkin ...
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An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.

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Second of two cinema movie collaborations of actor George C. Scott and director Franklin J. Schaffner. The first had been Patton (1970) around seven years earlier in 1970. That movie won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and scoring Oscars for both Scott and Schaffner. Ironically, Patton (1970) debuted in the same 1970 year that the Ernest Hemingway novel "Islands in the Stream" was first published. See more »

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When the boat is slowly cruising up the river in Cuba looking for refugees, a crew member's hand can be seen moving tree branches away from the camera. See more »

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Thomas Hudson: I know now there's no "one thing" that is true. It is all true.
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Beautiful Music and Location
24 January 1999 | by (St. Louis, Missouri) – See all my reviews

From the opening score and scenes of the water, I was drawn to watch this movie. It was filmed somewhere in the Caribbean and the location was breathtaking. George C. Scott was perfect in the role of Tom Hudson, an Ernest Hemingway-ish character who was a complicated, lonely artist and expatriate who sculpted, drank, and fished his life away. It wasn't until the tragic end that he came to know what he'd been missing.

The music score was haunting and beautiful. I was so impressed with it that I ordered the soundrack.


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