Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must take a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from his professor and takes a plane to find them. But he is not quite sure where they are, and meets smugglers, crazy captains and murderers. Written by
She promised him ten days together in paradise. He never dreamed how far he'd have to go.
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Did You Know?
The film is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson
's Treasure Island (1883) which is mentioned several times in the film by both John Cusack
and Robert Loggia
. Cusack is the young steward character and Loggia the captain of the ship character. The pirates in this case are the father and son team of Jerry Stiller
and Ben Stiller
, who are real life father and son. The damsel in distress is Wendy Gazelle
, who plays (John Cusack')'s girlfriend in the film, who can be loosely claimed as being the treasure as well. See more
The audio for the "jeep" at the beginning of the movie, later to be discovered as driven by his girlfriend, is clearly a V-8 engine. However, the truck being driven is a Suzuki Samurai J13, which features a 1.3 liter 4-cylinder motor. See more
They call me 'Mr. Determined.'
Referenced in Dead
Lessons in Love
Written by Mark King
, Wally Badarou
and Roland Gould
Performed by Level 42
Produced between Wally Badarou
and Level 42
Assistant Producer, Engineer and Mixer: Julian Mendelsohn
© 1986 Copyright by Level 42 Music, Ltd.
Admin. by Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP) and by Island Visual Arts, USA (BMI)
Available on the Polydor album "Running in the family"
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects, a division of PolyGram Records, Inc. See more