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The Island (1980)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  13 June 1980 (USA)
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In New York, the journalist Blair Maynard convinces his editor to travel to Florida to investigate the mysterious disappearance of ships in the Bermuda's Triangle area. Maynard is divorced ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Blair Maynard
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John David Nau
Angela Punch McGregor ...
Beth
Frank Middlemass ...
Windsor
Don Henderson ...
Rollo
Dudley Sutton ...
Dr. Brazil
Colin Jeavons ...
Hizzoner
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Wescott
Brad Sullivan ...
Stark
Jeffrey Frank ...
Justin Maynard
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Doctor #1
Bruce McLaughlin ...
Doctor #2
James J. Casino ...
Doctor #3 (as Jimmy Casino)
Suzanne Astor ...
Mrs. Burgess
Susan Bredhoff ...
Kate
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In New York, the journalist Blair Maynard convinces his editor to travel to Florida to investigate the mysterious disappearance of ships in the Bermuda's Triangle area. Maynard is divorced and his ex-wife sends their son Justin to stay with him while she is traveling with her boyfriend. Maynard brings Justin with him and promises to go to the Disneyland with him. However he tells Justin that they will travel to the Bermuda's Triangle but their plane crashes in an island. Maynard rents the boat of the local Dr. Brazil to fish barracuda with his son. But they are attacked by pirates and Maynard kills one of them in self-defense. They are captured and find that they are trapped in an island with pirates under the command of John David Nau. Maynard is forced to be the substitute for the husband of the widow Beth and Justin is brainwashed and converted into a pirate. Now Maynard tries to find a way out from the pirate island. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,000,000 (USA)
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The disappearances of vessel occur in the Bermuda Triangle. When the movie was made and released, the topic of the real-life disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle was of high topical interest during the mid to late 1970s. Other movies of the period which treated the Bermuda Triangle in its story-lines included Airport '77 (1977); The Bermuda Triangle (1978); Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975) and Mystery in the Bermuda Triangle (1979) as well as the documentary Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle (1978). See more »

Goofs

At the end, when Caine swings the machine gun around and kills the pirates, is an impossible act. The mount only settings in an outward arc, making it impossible to fire on the helo deck that way. See more »

Quotes

Beth: What's that?
Blair Maynard: It's a drug called cocaine.
Beth: What does it cure?
Blair Maynard: Insecurity.
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Great Movie
28 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

One of those films you have seen when you were younger and never forget. Good story, and great ending, I would recommend this movie for anyone who has the fortune to come across it on a late night television channel. Unfortunately, this is probably the only place you will actually get to see it, unless you can find it on VHS. Micheal Caine delivers a great performance, as well as David Warner, who always seems to have obscure rolls in movies. This actor should definitely receive a lot more attention. This is certainly a little treasure to add to your "old movie" shelf. If you have the chance to read the book, it is great as well.


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