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14 October 1978 (USA) See more »
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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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Gilligan's Island: The Movies that You Haven't Seen
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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?

The Rescue from Gilligans Island TV movie was one of the most viewed shows of all time. The made for TV movie scored 52 % (30.2) in the Nielson ratings which remains of the highest ratings of all time for a TV movie.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Gilligan is being pulled by the shark, while they're in the middle of the ocean, you can clearly see parts of the shoreline and reflections from trees in the water.See more »
[Spotting a Coast Guard helicopter]
Skipper:I can't believe it. After 15 years, we're finally rescued.
Mr. Howell:Rescued.
Mrs. Howell:Rescued.
Ginger Grant:Rescued.
Mary Ann:Rescued.
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Movie Connections:
Ballad of Gilligan's IsleSee more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Luke Warm, 28 December 2013
Author: artpf from United States

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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