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
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The opening sequence of this movie is the same one used to open the episodes of the original series. However, the concluding sequence showing the castaways sitting together on the beach was shot at the time the movie was made, because another actress was playing Ginger Grant. The movie itself was shot with a different camera than the old opening sequence, and the result is actually quite jarring, especially in the opening sequence where new head shots replace the old ones due to the replacement actress being in the movie. See more »
All of the products that the Professor tried to invent after being rescued were available on the market before the castaways were first marooned, so he should have known about them. Frisbee was introduced 1950, electric toothbrush in 1960, pantyhose and skateboards in 1959. In fact, Gilligan mentioned wanting a skateboard in an episode of the original show. See more »
Captain, can you give me one good reason why you haven't put up the sail?
Yes, Mr. Howell, we haven't got a sail.
Can you give me another good reason?
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Before watching the reunion movie "Rescue from Gilligan's Island", the only exposure I had to the original television series was seeing the last five minutes of one episode. After watching this reunion movie, I have absolutely no desire to watch any more of the original show. This reunion movie goes wrong in just about every way you can think of. Most of the principle cast looks very tired and old, and seeing them try to get the energy to do their shtick is a sad sight. In fairness to the cast, they were working with an incredibly bad script. The gags are as tired and old as the cast. Not only that, but the movie doesn't seem to know what to do with its premise, having the rescued castaways doing things that don't seem the least bit comically inspired. Also, an incredible amount of time is spent on the subplot with the communist spies hunting for Gilligan's medallion, a subplot that's ultimately for nothing and could have easily been written out without affecting the rest of the story in the least bit. This sorry excuse for a movie should be marooned on an uncharted island.
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