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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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 {J-26}

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11 September 1987 (USA)  »

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$483,460 (USA)
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Actor Richard Johnson a producer on the film actually appears uncredited as Oliver Reed's close friend and attorney. See more »

Quotes

Gerald Kingsland: I believe in our future here.
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Connections

Features The Pumpkin Eater (1964) See more »

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NESSUM DORMA aria from Turandot
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Luciano Pavarotti with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Zubin Mehta
Courtesy of the Decca Record Company Limited
Cat. No. SET 561
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Underrated Roeg film
2 August 2000 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

After Walkabout this is Nic Roeg's most beautiful film. Stunning photography by Harvey Harrison complements the story of two loners who set out to live on a deserted Pacific island for a whole year. Oliver Reed and Amanda Donohoe are both excellent as the two frustrated Britons who don't exactly enjoy their year together.


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