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Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irvine takes a chance on contacting him and ... See full summary »

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Sister Saint Margaret
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Sister Saint Winifred
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Jason
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Rod
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Man in Pub
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Sorel Johnson ...
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Len Peihopa ...
Ronald
Paul Reynolds ...
Mike Kingsland
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Geoffrey Kingsland
Sarah Harper ...
Swimming Teacher
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Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irvine takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the island things prove a lot less idyllic than in the movies, and gradually it becomes clear that it is Lucy who has the desire and the strength to try and see the year through. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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11 September 1987 (USA)  »

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A kitaszított  »

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$483,460 (USA)
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UK singer Kate Bush was initially asked to star in the film, but she was put-off by the sexual material of the screenplay. Instead she provided a song. See more »

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BE KIND TO MY MISTAKES
Written and Performed by Kate Bush
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Interesting imagery, fairly believable
3 August 2001 | by (GA, USA) – See all my reviews

Two people who barely know each other, spend a year on an island together. They suffer malnutrition, stormy weather, and just plain I'm-sick-of-you-itis. I managed to catch this movie a while back on cable. I love watching movies from England, Australia or New Zealand because they're so different from what I'm used to. This movie didn't disappoint there. There was only one thing missing from this movie to make it totally realistic. Amanda Donohoe played a young, presumably fertile woman on an island for 12 months and never so much as had PMS, if you catch my drift. Forgive me, but as a woman, this is something I think of *whenever* I think about being stranded *anywhere* for months at a time. All in all, though, a very entertaining movie.


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