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Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978)

The castaways must try to readjust to life in civilization after they are rescued from the island.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cindy Smith
June Whitley Taylor ...
Miss Ainsworth
Martin Rudy ...
Mary Gregory ...
Mrs. Devonshire
Glenn Robards ...
Mr. Devonshire


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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Original cast - new movie!







Release Date:

14 October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rescate de la isla de Guilligan  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


As the Howells are asking Gilligan questions to find out about why the Skipper seemed so upset (because of the upcoming tidal wave), Mr Howell is standing with his hands in front of himself as he's speaking. In the next camera shot, his hands are on his hips. See more »


Professor: Miss Ainsworth, turn off your macho!
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Referenced in Cast Away (2000) See more »


Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
Music by George Wyle
Lyrics by Sherwood Schwartz
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A Trip Down Memory Lane
14 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

When I heard that this reunion movie was going to be made, I really looked forward to it. However, once you get past the reunion of the characters and the looking at how they changed (gee, Ginger looks and sounds different) you get just a routine chase movie where a couple of Soviet spies chase Gilligan to get a back a computer disc that came off of one of their satelites. This film might have been a great piece of nostalgia, but it comes up a little short once you get reacquainted with the funniest group of castaways ever.

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