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Crusoe (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | 31 March 1989 (USA)
Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elvis Payne ...
Runaway Slave
Richard D. Sharp ...
Colcol (as Richard Sharp)
Colin Bruce ...
Clerk
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Auctioneer
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Mr. Mather
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Tatik
Patrick Monckton ...
Cook (as Patrick Monkton)
Chris Pitt ...
Kitchen Lad
James Kennedy ...
Captain Harding
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Reverend Milne (as Tim Spall)
Ade Sapara ...
The Warrior
Hepburn Graham ...
Lucky
Raymond Johnson ...
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2nd Victim
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Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.

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31 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crusoe - Etelämeren seikkailija  »

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$315,421 (USA)
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Goofs

When Crusoe comes up from the hull of the ship, after salvaging provisions, there is a CINDER BLOCK in the frame behind Mr. Quinns "Crusoe" character. Cinder blocks were not used until the 1920's. See more »

Connections

Version of Little Robinson Crusoe (1924) See more »

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Visual story-telling at its best
16 November 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I viewed this movie on TV and in Spanish, and it mattered not.

This is visual movie making at its best, the story being told through

gripping physical encounters and gut-wrenching emotions on an

enchanting island. Crusoe and Friday are fiercely strong

individuals who must learn to cooperate to survive. But this version

of the classic story goes beyond mere physical survival and

focuses on how Crusoe, a slave trader in the 1800s, and Friday, a

Black, overcome their innate prejudices and learn to trust, respect,

and finally to help each other survive against life-threatening odds.

The mythic feel of the film is enhanced by wondrous cinematography and sparkling music. Thanks Aidan Quinn, Ade

Sapara, and Director-cinematographer Celeb Deschanel for a

most delightful movie.


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