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Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  14 October 1978 (USA)
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The castaways must try to readjust to life in civilization after they are rescued from the island.

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When a decaying Russian satellite crashes on the island, the Professor uses a key component for a barometer. With that device, he learns that a massive wave is going to swamp the island. In desperation, the castaways lash their huts together into one structure in order to have any chance to ride the disaster out. The wave strikes the island and the hut is swept out to sea. Once there, Gilligan accidents starts a fire trying to cook a meal and nearly burns the floating hut down. Occupied with stopping the fire, the gang fails to notice that the smoke caught the attention of a naval helicopter who summoned a ship to rescue the castaways. In triumph, they return to Hawaii, only to learn that things have changed over the years and they will have trouble fitting in. To further complicate matters, two Russian spies are after that the key component that Gilligan now wears as necklace. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Rescate de la isla de Guilligan  »

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This and the following TV movies were considered pilots for a possible new Gilligan TV series. All the original cast returned except for Tina Louise, who wanted too much money and was replaced by Judith Baldwin. See more »

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After saving Mr Howell when he fell into the ocean, the Professor gets back in the floating hut with his hair wet & matted down. A few minutes later, he sticks his head out of the back of the hut to look for Gilligan and his hair is completely dry and groomed. See more »

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Dean: We're expanding. This will be the biggest university on the west coast.
Professor: But we're on the east coast.
Dean: That's how big I want it to be.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
Music by George Wyle
Lyrics by Sherwood Schwartz
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Luke Warm
28 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a decaying Russian satellite crashes on the island, the Professor uses a key component for a barometer. With that device, he learns that a massive wave is going to swamp the island. In desperation, the castaways lash their huts together into one structure in order to have any chance to ride the disaster out.

The wave strikes the island and the hut is swept out to sea. Once there, Gilligan accidents starts a fire trying to cook a meal and nearly burns the floating hut down. Occupied with stopping the fire, the gang fails to notice that the smoke caught the attention of a naval helicopter who summoned a ship to rescue the castaways.

In triumph, they return to Hawaii, only to learn that things have changed over the years and they will have trouble fitting in. To further complicate matters, two Russian spies are after that the key component that Gilligan now wears as necklace.

I loved Gilligan's Island as a kid. This feature falls short on lots of levels. First and foremost, no Tina Louise who really makes the character of Ginger. The new Ginger is absolutely horrible. Then there is the incessant filler to make this a feature film. It's a half hour show expanded by three times with filler material.

Then there is the fact that the actors are just walking through their parts. They lost the spark of the TV show.

But there IS Dawn Welles, who is hot as ever.


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