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(1987)

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Debut cinema movie as an actor for Ben Stiller.
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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.
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The only ever cinema movie [to date, July 2014] that features both Ben Stiller and John Cusack.
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Along with Tapeheads (1988) and Say Anything... (1989) this movie was one of the final 1980s youth-oriented comedies of lead actor John Cusack.
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First theatrical feature film written and/or directed in about five years for co-writer/director Steven Lisberger whose last cinema movie at the time had been Disney's TRON (1982).
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First big screen appearance of real life father and son Jerry Stiller and Ben Stiller together in the same movie who actually do portray a father and son. The pair also collaborated together in two shorts the same 1987 year: Shoeshine (1987) and The Hustler of Money (1987).
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Tom Mankiewicz, who was the creative consultant on the film, did an uncredited re-write on the film.
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The name of the educational institution was the "Burnham Preparatory School for Boys". This was actually in reality portrayed by the real-life St. Michaels University School in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
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According to the book "My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey Through Hollywood" (2012) by Tom Mankiewicz, Anthony Michael Hall was considered for the lead role of Dan Bartlett which in the end was cast with John Cusack.
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Cast actors Monte Markham and Shelley Fabares were "requisite minor television stars" according to Caryn James in 'The New York Times'.
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'The New York Times' review said that the movie "makes Gilligan's Island (1964) look like The Night of the Iguana (1964)".
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First lead acting role in a cinema movie of actress Wendy Gazelle.
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Final cinema movie [to date, July 2014] as a screenwriter for writer-director Steven Lisberger.
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Debut cinema movie as an actor for director of photography Frank Tidy.
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Star John Cusack, who appeared in a number of 1980s teenpics, later on went on to revisit the genre about twenty-three years later after this film, with Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). Both of these two pictures have titles which are prefixed with the word "Hot".
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Names of sea vessels seen in the film included "Albatross" and the movie's main boat the "Crystal Slipper".
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One of several 1980s teen-pics featuring actor John Cusack.
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The region and body of water setting where most of the movie took place was the Caribbean (or Carribean Sea) in the Atlantic Ocean.
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One of a number of 1980s teenpic comedies starring John Cusack, others being Class (1983), Sixteen Candles (1984), Tapeheads (1988), The Sure Thing (1985), Say Anything... (1989), Better Off Dead... (1985), Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) and One Crazy Summer (1986).
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The nick-name of Robert Loggia's MacClaren pirate character was "Mac".
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The picture was released the 1987 year before the similarly titled 1988 cinema movie "Deadly Pursuit" (Shoot to Kill (1988)).
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Frank Tidy: The film's cinematographer as a Britisher.
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