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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 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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A nagy hajótörés  »

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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 Haakon drops a crate with explosives in it onto a bonfire, it blows up before it reaches the bonfire. See more »

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Håkon: What are you doing here?
Mary: I'm going to Calcutta. Same as you.
Håkon: Why?
Mary: To get away from some busy-bodies who want to put me in an orphanage, alright?
Håkon: Why don't you just live with your parents?
Mary: Because I'm an orphan. If you must know. Why else do you think they'd put me in an orphanage?
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Just like a family film should be.
8 September 1999 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

OK, it is not the greatest film of the century. OK, the characters are not so very three-dimensional, OK, they do not develop very much through the film, OK, the end is as predictable as the one of "Cinderella". But it really does not matter. I watched 'Håkon Håkonsen' with kids and they loved it - they kept talking about it for a long time after we had finished. To my considerable surprise, I found myself greatly amused too. It is a family film in the true sense of the word, it has a hero and a heroine and a bad guy - perfectly cast with a chilling Gabriel Byrne - lots of action and adventure, humor, serious moments, and a happy ending. In a sense it resembles some Disney productions, but lacks the slightly superficial, American touch. It is a good film, a good story, created by people who want to tell children a fairy-tale and who knows how to do so. Recommended.


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