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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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SEK 244,787 (Sweden)
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One of a number of Walt Disney productions made about castaways. These include the studio's hit 1960 family castaway film Swiss Family Robinson (1960), their 1962 movie In Search of the Castaways (1962), Shipwrecked (1990), The Castaway Cowboy (1974) and The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980). 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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Bosun: A knot like this could cost a man his life!
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This pirate doesn't bond with this kid
4 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This production of Shipwrecked truly went the corner of the globe for its cinematography. The story took us from Norway, to London, to Sydney and then to the South Seas. Appropriately we got location shooting in the United Kingdom, Spain, Norway, and Fiji.

I'm sure in Norway the novel Haakon Haakonsen was thoroughly enjoyed by boys of all ages. Young Stian Smestad plays the title role in Shipwrecked about a kid whose injured father cannot take on a sea voyage and his lack of payment guarantee will force the family off their farm. So young Haakon takes dad's place on the ship and first port of call is London.

Where they pick up a new mate in Gabriel Bryne, arguably the only cast member you might know. He's not what he seems, he's as much an honest sailor and Lieutenant in the British navy as Long John Silver was a cook. In fact he's in the same profession as Silver and like in Treasure Island in Sydney he gets a few of his fellow pirates on board the ship as crew. They also pick up a stowaway in Louisa Millwood-Haigh who is an orphan trying to get to Calcutta and an uncle.

From Treasure Island we now get a bit of Robinson Crusoe when after a fight Smestad is marooned on a tropical island. If you know both classic novels you know how this will turn out.

Disney Studios released this in America and small wonder that they chose this property to put under their banner. It's a good adventure story for kids with some really nice color cinematography of the South Seas. Young Smestad comes off like a real kid not a Hollywood juvenile. And Gabriel Byrne is the kind of villain you love to see get his. Unlike Treasure Island this don't bond with this kid.


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