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Shipwrecked (1990)
"Haakon Haakonsen" (original title)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family  |  1 March 1991 (USA)
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A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stian Smestad ...
Haakon Haakonsen
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Lt. John Merrick
Louisa Milwood-Haigh ...
Mary (as Louisa Haigh)
Trond Peter Stamsø Munch ...
Jens
Bjørn Sundquist ...
Mr. Håkonsen
Eva von Hanno ...
Mrs. Håkonsen
Kjell Stormoen ...
The Captain
Karl Sundby ...
Bosun
Knut Walle ...
Berg
Harald Brenna ...
Steine
John Sigurd Kristensen ...
Bakken
Geo von Krogh ...
Old Salt
Frank Krog ...
Wernes
Joachim Rafaelsen ...
Ole
Guy Fithen ...
Thatcher
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Storyline

Haakon Haakonsen didn't want to go to sea so young, but when his father, a Norwegian sailor, comes home with a badly wounded foot in the 1850s, the Haakonsen family finances require him to enlist as ship boy aboard a British ship under Royal Navy authority. After some hazing he buckles up to learn the hard work and gets accepted by the rough crew. Then Royal Navy lieutenant John Merrick is welcomed to take charge of security on a long voyage to Sidney and Calcutta, through pirates-infested waters, but Haakon distrusts him after finding out that he packed concealed weapons; indeed Merrick secretly poisons the captain. Haakon and his guardian angel, his father's best mate Jens, were about to feel the claw of the cat for helping a stowaway when a rock wrecks the ship. Haakon washes up an island where he finds a pirates treasure and weapons. Written by KGF Vissers

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A quest for survival that became the adventure of a lifetime.

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1 March 1991 (USA)  »

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A nagy hajótörés  »

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NOK 60,000,000 (estimated)

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SEK 244,787 (Sweden)
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A dramatization by Norwegian author O. V. Falck-Ytter's "Haakon Haakonsen. En norsk Robinson" (Haakon Haakonsen. A Norwegian Robinson), an action-adventure story aimed at youths, it was inspired by Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" and published in 1873. See more »

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Haakon's footwear repairs itself as he spends time on the island. When he's washed ashore, he's barefoot, or nearly so, and when he falls into the pit he has just part of a shoe on his right foot. Then, as he builds the boobytraps, he has parts of shoes on both feet. He sees the flare from the other island, builds a boat and launches it barefoot - then wades out of the water on the other island wearing two completely intact shoes. See more »

Quotes

Håkon: I just want to be a true sailor.
The Captain: I've never known a truer.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode dated 5 December 1991 (1991) See more »

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Highly entertaining -- great family film that bears repeat viewings
30 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good, clean fun for the family. We first watched this movie 10 years ago when my kids were under 6. They're all teenagers now and they still enjoy this movie. It's a great adventure story that's a throwback to a simpler type of movie-making, relying on character development and plot rather than special effects. The villains aren't cartoons, and Haakon is a believable protagonist. If sex, graphic violence, gratuitous profanity, and anti-heroes are your idea of a good time, you'll hate this movie. But if you crave films that you wouldn't be embarrassed to have three or four generations watch, you'll love this one -- again and again.

PS -- the thing with Haakon's shoes IS hilarious!


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