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The Castaways on Gilligan's Island (1979)

The Castaways finally get permanently rescued and they turn their island home into an exclusive resort.

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Stuck on the same island as before, the castaways find an abandoned World War II bomber that the Professor is able to repair and fly. However, in the attempt to fly to Hawaii, Gilligan falls out and has to parachute down to the island. Against their better judgment, the gang decides to return the island to get him. In a stroke of luck, that saves their lives as an engine collapses upon landing instead of in midair. Even better, a U.S. Navy captain appears saying that their plane was detected on radar long enough for them to follow it to the island. A year later, the island is now a tropical resort spot fully linked to Civilization, and the castaways work as the staff as they work to entertain the various guests they receive. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Busted Pilot
7 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This was pretty much a waste of the original cast. The first reunion movie was fine, but this came off more like a combination of the original series and "The Love Boat". You could pretty much tell that this was supposed to be a pilot for a new version of the show just by the amount of guest stars on here, including Marcia Wallace (formerly of "The Bob Newhart Show") and Tom Bosley (who was on the still popular "Happy Days"). Too bad this follow up came about twelve years too late. I would have loved to have seen how it would have come out closer to the end of the original show.


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