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Shipwrecked (1990)

Haakon Haakonsen (original title)
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 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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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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NOK 60,000,000 (estimated)
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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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When Merrick shoots the chain on the ship, the chain breaks before his gun fires. See more »

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Mr. Hakonsen: They don't pay a man who is laid up in his bunk. I have come to ask that... If you would extend my loan.
Wernes: How bad is your leg?
Mr. Hakonsen: It doesn't look like I'll be going back to sea.
Wernes: Then I don't see how I can extend your loan any longer.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode dated 5 December 1991 (1991) See more »

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Delightful film for all ages
13 June 1999 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Shipwrecked is a tale about a young boy who finds his destiny and friends along the way. It is quite an interesting movie, very different and more thoughtful than most American movies. Stian Smestad does an excellent job as Hakon Hakonsen, and the actors who played Mary and Jens were wonderful also. This is a timeless classic with a good lesson in it. *** out of ****


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