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

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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)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy hajótörés  »

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NOK 60,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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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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 is rescuing Mary from a native tribe]
Mary: Håkon! Håkon, I knew you were alive!
Håkon: This is no time for a reunion.
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Sail to the high seas.
12 May 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I would occasionally catch this movie on TV when I was younger, and it always brings out a nostalgic, innocent and adventurous feeling every time I watch it. It is a family-oriented film about a young Norwegian boy named Haakon Haakonsen, who works as a cabin boy on a ship in the 1850s, and then discovers that those on board are actually pirates.

It is a great story to bring the family together, full of adventure, morals and heroism, all supported by some good acting performances from the respective cast and an impressive island and ocean scenery. As a result, this movie kind of reminds me of Disney's Swiss Family Robinson, but is Norwegian-made and the story centers more on the kid than the Robinson movie.

You won't find too much of the Hollywood-style action, drama or suspense in this movie, as evident with the overall simple and innocent atmosphere; it's mostly a feel-good film that has a perfect storybook setting for children, but also suitable for adults.

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