Based on the novel written in 1719, this is said to be an action-packed period drama set in the 18th century, but with a contemporary take on race relations -- and a hero who will bear a ... See full summary »
The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered... See full summary »
The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British ... See full summary »
Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left ... See full summary »
The young and self-confident Danny blufs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and ... See full summary »
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 »
If you can't sleep some night, I recommend this flick from 1988 starring pretty Aidan Quinn and the beautiful Seychelle Islands. Very loosely based on "Robinson Crusoe", the story is switched to 1808 America at the beginning with Quinn as a cocky young slave trader who hires a boat to take him to Africa for more human booty. The ship founders on an idyllic unsettled island in a storm and Crusoe and the ship's dog (with a name out of a 50's sitcom) are the only survivors. Crusoe quickly learns to fend for himself and eventually acquires the companionship on an equally-snotty Friday with whom he experiences several life-affirming moments, all exquisitely shot by major cinematographer/minor director Caleb Deschanel. A snore for most adults, this picture might appeal to youngster bookworms on a rainy day.
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