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Ernest K. Gann (story)
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Release Date:
25 June 1980 (USA) See more »
Lost. 2,000 miles at sea in a 40 year old bomber. See more »
When a plane carrying various animals makes a forced landing on a desert island, the only chance to escape is to convert the plane into a boat. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Charles Jarrott obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 6 March 2011, 4:01 PM, PST)

Charles Jarrott obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 6 March 2011, 4:01 PM, PST)

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Directed by
Charles Jarrott 
Writing credits
Ernest K. Gann (story)

Steven W. Carabatsos (screenplay) and
Sandy Glass (screenplay) &
George Arthur Bloom (screenplay)

Produced by
Ron Miller .... producer
Jan Williams .... co-producer
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
Cinematography by
Charles F. Wheeler (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gordon D. Brenner 
Production Design by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
Set Decoration by
Norman Rockett 
Makeup Department
Eddie M. Barron .... hair stylist
Robin LaVigne .... makeup artist (as Robin Dee LaVigne)
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
John D. Bloss .... production manager (as John Bloss)
Bill Venegas .... unit production manager (as William B. Venegas)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Disney Miller .... second assistant director (as Christopher D. Miller)
James W. Gavin .... second unit director
Richard Learman .... assistant director
Louis S. Muscate .... second assistant director
Art Department
Gary Zink .... propmaker (uncredited)
Gary Zink .... welder/fabricator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ben Hendricks .... sound editor (as Ben F. Hendricks)
Bud Maffett .... sound mixer (as Henry A. Maffett)
Herb Taylor .... sound supervisor
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Art Cruickshank .... special effects
Danny Lee .... special effects
Eustace Lycett .... special effects
Richard L. Hill .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Hans Metz .... special effects (uncredited)
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
John F. Bylander .... stunts
Calvin Fukushima .... stunts
Orwin C. Harvey .... stunts (as Orwin Harvey)
Clay Hodges .... stunts
Joe C. Hughes .... stunts
Bobby Porter .... stunts
George Robotham .... stunts
Arthur E. Stagg .... stunts
Gordon Tadao Hirano .... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (as Glenn Wilder)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Delgado .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Dye .... costumer: women
Jack Sandeen .... costume supervisor
Glenn Wright .... costumer: men (as Glenn T. Wright)
Music Department
Richard Bowden .... orchestrator
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Richard Bowden .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gilbert C. Pacheco .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Jay K. Fishburn .... animal handler (as Jay Fishburn)
Jim Prine .... animal handler
Don Spinney .... animal handler
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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97 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
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The movie's title and storyline was a reference to and parody and re-working of the biblical legend of Noah's Ark.See more »
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For fans of Gould, Gardenia, and Ryan hear this ...., 15 June 2016
Author: merklekranz from United States

While Vincent Gardenia and J.P. Ryan only appear in the film's beginning, they are pretty much in character. Gardenia wise cracking and Ryan playing a really small part as a "heavy" after Elliott Gould for money owed to his bookie. The story is rather "formula driven". Plane carrying animals goes down on an island. Japanese Soldiers appear, eventually making friends with Gould and Genieve Bujold. Two kids who were stowaways are the only reason this is a family film. I found them to be more annoying than anything, but obviously they were not going to go away. Once the plane is turned into a raft, we get the expected crisis of the minute, including a shark attack, and a storm. All ends well, and the movie is far from memorable, especially for adults. - MERK

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