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23 April 1987 (Canada) See more »
The story of a young woman alone on an island and a young man washed ashore from a shipwreck. She nurses him back to health, falling in love with him along the way. | Add synopsis »
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Dack Rambo ... Matt
Susan Almgren ... Tamara
Walter Massey ... Ezra
Arthur Grosser ... Doc Hamilton
Barry Blake ... Harbour Master
Philip Pretten ... Tom

Directed by
Jim Kaufman 
Marc F. Voizard 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Serita Deborah Stevens 

Produced by
Kenneth Atchity .... executive producer
Stewart Harding .... executive producer
Original Music by
Lewis Furey 
Cinematography by
René Verzier 
Film Editing by
François Gill 
Production Design by
Michael Joy 
Art Direction by
Lynn Trout 
Set Decoration by
Guy Lalande 
Costume Design by
Lyse Bédard 
Makeup Department
Serge Morache .... hair stylist
Colleen Quinton .... makeup artist
Production Management
Karl Archambault .... assistant unit manager
Ken Korrall .... unit manager
Pierre Laberge .... production manager
Marilyn Majerczyk .... production supervisor
Art Department
Richard Tassé .... assistant set dresser
Sound Department
Henri Blondeau .... sound
David McKeown .... stunt coordinator
Jennifer McKeown .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Sylvain Bernier .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Lee Daniels .... casting: Los Angelas
Vera Miller .... casting: Montreal
Nadia Rona .... casting: Montreal
Music Department
Richard Grégoire .... conductor
Transportation Department
Tim Parkinson .... driver
Other crew
Sandrine Fayos .... continuity
Michel Guay .... location manager

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Uneven, but not horrible, 30 August 2005
Author: wendy-spammage from Canada

The story is pure romance novel stuff, of course: woman recently jilted runs away to be alone in a remote place (in this case, on a small island) to lick her wounds. There is a terrible storm, howling wind, rain, etc., and the following morning she finds a wounded man washed up on the shore in front of her rented house. With help, she gets him into her house and nurses him back to health, and when he awakens, he doesn't remember anything about himself. The only clue to his identity is the message engraved on his watch: "To Matt, with love". Love blossoms, of course.

The writing is uneven and the story leaps over some potentially dramatic scenes in favour of the romantic ones, which left me a little unsatisfied. Their relationship seemed to race along without any real foundation except physical attraction - there was never a common interest or taste identified, so the relationship didn't seem as solidly believable as some in the SoL series. Some of the dialogue is awfully stilted and corny. The acting is uneven in places and is certainly not among Dack Rambo's best work, but I think much of that is due to the unevenness of the script. He is handsome, and Susan Almgren is pretty, with far too much blonde hair. The wardrobe lady needs to be smacked for putting Dack in a blue shirt with black somethings on, that looked like a pajama shirt.

The sex scene is short and mostly glossed-over, disappointingly.

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