In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.
In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.
A mirage, a fantasy, a dream come true; a single man, stranded on a deserted island, finds reprise one morning when a boat carrying 5 gorgeous models drops anchor. Luckily for our man, it's... See full summary »
Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girls-night out, ... See full summary »
John G. Avildsen
Lesley Ann Warren,
On a journey to San Francisco, Richard, his father and cousin Emmeline find themselves on a ship about to explode. Rushed to a lifeboat with Paddy Button, the two children escape while their father (and uncle) are on another lifeboat. In the chaos following, the lifeboats are separated. Paddy, Richard and Emmeline find themselves with no food and no water stuck in the middle of nowhere. After some time, the three come across an uncharted paradise, where Paddy quickly teaches the children fishing, hunting and building. After maybe a month or two, Paddy gets very drunk off a barrel of rum found on the island when they first arrive, and drowns in the middle of the night. Emmeline and Richard, now alone and very scared, move location and rebuild their island home. Many years later, the two young teenagers have developed a very real home, but hormones and feelings between the two strain their friendship, until Richard, who is still very determined to reach San Francisco, is let down by ... Written by
Because of the belief that the "heroic man is supposed to be taller than the woman", Brooke Shields spent much of this movie walking in trenches dug into the beach. This was due to the fact that, despite being only 14 (compared to Christopher Atkins' 18 years), Brooke Shields was already 5'10", dwarfing Chris Atkins height of 5'6". Years later, they would appear on an awards show, this time she standing her full adult height of 6', prompting his comment of "it's like having the 'Statue of Liberty' standing beside me". See more »
After Paddy dies, and the children pack up the dinghy, the handmade toy boat is prominently displayed on top of their belongings. Years later, when they return to the original hut, Richard is digging through the rubble and finds what is left of the toy boat that he clearly took with him. See more »
'The Blue Lagoon' has long been considered a cult classic. However, the film is much more than that. Shields and Atkins, two gorgeous lead actors, are partially nude throughout the film, pulling the attention away from the beautiful story. Look beyond the skin displayed on screen...'The Blue Lagoon' is a great coming-of-age film. It is a film that I personally have enjoyed viewing time and time again. See it for what it is, and you will not be dissapointed. You may even decide to add this one to your collection, it is definately WORTHY!
This film should be remembered for displaying the best performances to date for Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. Shields is still in the limelight, for starring in a few cheap direct-to-video flicks and the surprise-hit show 'Suddenly Susan' from a few years back...and Christopher Atkins has appeared in a few films as well, most notably his role in the '96 film "It's My Party." However, Atkins career took a steep downfall and he lost much of his popularity from 'Lagoon' after he won the Razzie Award for Worst Actor for the movie 'A Night in Heaven' back in '83. Be sure to check out 'The Blue Lagoon.' I give it a good 8/10.
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