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14 October 1978 (USA) See more »
Original cast - new movie! See more »
The castaways must try to readjust to life in civilization after they are rescued from the island. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Sherwood Schwartz obituary
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bob Denver ... Gilligan

Alan Hale Jr. ... Skipper Jonas Grumby

Jim Backus ... Thurston Howell III

Natalie Schafer ... Lovey Wentworth Howell

Judith Baldwin ... Ginger Grant

Russell Johnson ... Professor Roy Hinkley, Jr.

Dawn Wells ... Mary Ann Summers

Vincent Schiavelli ... Dimitri

Art LaFleur ... Ivan

Norman Bartold ... Producer

Barbara Mallory ... Cindy Smith
June Whitley Taylor ... Miss Ainsworth
Martin Rudy ... Dean
Mary Gregory ... Mrs. Devonshire
Glenn Robards ... Mr. Devonshire
Diana Chesney ... Mrs. Fellows
Victor Rogers ... Mr. Fellows
Michael Flanagan ... Director
Martin Ashe ... Butler
Robert Wood ... Tony
John Wheeler ... Studio Guard
Alex Rodine ... 1st Officer

Don Marshall ... FBI Man #1
Mel Prestidge ... Governor's Aide

Lewis Arquette ... Judge

Judd Laurance ... Technician
Michael Macready ... FBI Man #2
Richard Rorke ... Helicopter Pilot
Marcus K. Mukai ... Hawaiian Man
Snag Werris ... Camera Man
Micki Waugh ... Pom Pom Girl
Alisa Powell ... Pom Pom Girl
Portia Stevens ... Pom Pom Girl
Candace Bowen ... Pom Pom Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Machado ... Reporter (uncredited)
Stan Rodarte ... Reporter at homecoming parade (uncredited)

Directed by
Leslie H. Martinson 
Writing credits
Sherwood Schwartz (creator)

Sherwood Schwartz (written by) &
Elroy Schwartz (written by) &
Al Schwartz (written by) &
David P. Harmon (written by) (as David Harmon)

Produced by
Lloyd J. Schwartz .... producer
Sherwood Schwartz .... executive producer
Valton Lee Taylor .... associate producer
Original Music by
Gerald Fried 
Cinematography by
Robert Primes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marshall Neilan Jr.  (as Marshall Neilan)
Casting by
Millie Gusse  (as Mildred Gusse)
Production Design by
Stan Jolley 
Set Decoration by
Anthony Mondell  (as Tony Mondell)
Makeup Department
Greg LaCava .... makeup artist (as Greg La Cava)
Edie Panda .... hairdresser
Production Management
John Thomas Lenox .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Fenaja .... first assistant director
Phil Morini .... second assistant director
Art Department
Wally Graham .... construction coordinator
Sam Loreno Sr. .... property master (as Sam Loreno)
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... re-recording mixer
Eddie Knowles .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Roy Arbogast .... special effects
Kevin Pike .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald W. McLeish .... gaffer (as Ron McLeish)
Ronald Vidor .... camera operator (as Ron Vidor)
Ken Wheeland .... key grip
Casting Department
Myra Harris .... assistant casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michele Dittrick .... costumer: women (as Michelle Dittrick)
Willie Perez .... costumer: men
Editorial Department
Jerry C. Rogers .... assistant editor (as Jerry Rogers)
Location Management
Frawley Becker .... location manager
Music Department
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music editor (as Dan Carlin)
Transportation Department
Myron P. Shepherd .... transportation coordinator (as Mike Shepherd)
Other crew
Randy Aspinall .... production assistant
Shelley M. Friedman .... assistant to producers
Art 'Klondike' Jones .... craft service
Hope Juber .... dialogue coach (as Hope Sherwood)
Lily La Cava .... script supervisor
Marla B. Liebling .... assistant to producers (as Marla Liebling Sawyer)

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95 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) (V)See more »
Ballad of Gilligan's IsleSee more »


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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Opinion of A Teen Fan, 7 July 2005
Author: philippierott from United States

To all the Gilligan's Island Fans out there this is a must see if the 3 seasons of the original t.v. series wasn't enough. This movie however is also a let down after such an irreplaceable classic of such proportions.

One of the main things that caught my attention was the fact that Tina Louise (Ginger) wasn't included in the movie (this was a complete letdown). Although Judith Baldwin was an o.k. look alike (only from certain angles) she tried to hard to be Tina Louise, which really took away from the character. I however will say this it is not easy to replace such a person so good job at doing your best Judith (props to Judith)

Another important aspect as mentioned in another comment is the laugh tracks. These tracks are what help mad Gilligans Island an epic classic which helped in showing the viewers the true comic genius of the classic Gilligans Island.

Another aspect was the way the movies plot was a total letdown. As the castaways try to adjust to the society, their issues are poorly and boringly expressed in what in my opinion are to short and not enough issues to truly show their contempt with society. I however feel the best portrayed was that of the professor (wont tell you how).

I myself find this a good continuation for my fascination with Gilligan's Island after buying the first to seasons and waiting for the third. I see this as a good continuation for my curiosity. Gilligan's Island t.v. series remains untouched (as far as same comic genius is concerned competition wise). I however find this another refreshing clean version of t.v. and movies which gives me hope as a teen in this world that there might be a chance once again for good clean t.v. such of that of Gilligans Island(may it always be remembered).

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