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
It's going to be quite a vacation . . . if he ever gets there!
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Did You Know?
The film is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island which is mentioned several times in the film by both John Cusack
and Robert Loggia
. Cusack as the young steward and Loggia the captain of the ship. 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 Rewind This!
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda
Performed by The Nylons
(as the Nylons),
Courtesy of Attic Records Limited See more