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Islands in the Stream (1977)

PG | | Drama | 2 August 1977 (Denmark)
An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.
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Thomas Hudson
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Eddy
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Captain Ralph
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Tom
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Lil
Richard Evans ...
Willy
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Audrey
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Joseph
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Andrew
Michael-James Wixted ...
David
Hildy Brooks ...
Helga Ziegner
Jessica Rains ...
Andrea
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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2 August 1977 (Denmark)  »

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When Ernest Hemingway's source novel was published for the first time in 1970, the book became one of the mostly hotly sought after literary properties in Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Andrew: I'm only asking me if you want me to stay so you wouldn't be lonesome.
Eddy: I've never been lonesome in my life, now. I'm just happy. What I've got here makes me happy.
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Referenced in Degrassi: The Next Generation: Islands in the Stream (2004) See more »

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Peaceful, slow moving film (Please read this comment)
11 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this film in the bargain DVD bin, so I went ahead and got it. The movie moves slow, but in a peaceful way, capturing the charm of real-life in the Caribbean. It's mostly an atmosphere-movie -- the charm of the movie is not so much in it's plot (Hemingway writes much better than his movies translate) but in the feel of the characters, and the beauty of its locale.

Set in the 1940's, it barely touches on WWII, and when it does, it seems to do so 'down a long hallway, darkly' -- that is to say, it feels distant.

George C Scott does a pretty darned good job with the lead character. Great actors never fail to elevate a movie. There's another fine performance put in by David Hemmings (Who I'd never seen before, and I learn from the IMDb database died in 2003) as the 'rummy' named Eddy.

The musical score is weird -- it really seems to stay with you after the movie is done. The previous commenter is correct -- the movie has a dreamy feel to it. There's very little by way of violence (at least by today's standards). What little there is, at the end, is accompanied by garishly bright and unrealistic blood.

Nonetheless, check this film out. It's truly an interesting and fun film.


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