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Treasure Island (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  22 January 1990 (USA)
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Young Jim Hawkins, while running the Benbow Inn with his mother, meets Captain Billy Bones, who dies at the inn while it is besieged by buccaneers led by Blind Pew. Jim and his mother fight... See full summary »

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Young Jim Hawkins, while running the Benbow Inn with his mother, meets Captain Billy Bones, who dies at the inn while it is besieged by buccaneers led by Blind Pew. Jim and his mother fight off the attackers and discover Billy Bones' treasure map for which the buccaneers had come. Jim agrees to sail on the Hispaniola with Squire Trelawney and Dr. Livesey to find the treasure on a mysterious island. Upon arriving at the island, ship's cook and scalawag Long John Silver leads a mutiny of crew members who want the treasure for themselves. Jim helps the Squire and Hispaniola officers to survive the mutiny and fight back against Silver's men, who have taken over the Hispaniola. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Sail the high seas. Battle the pirates. Live the adventure.


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A Ilha do Tesouro  »

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Trivia

Charlton Heston, Oliver Reed and Christopher Lee previously appeared together in The Three Musketeers (1973). Both films were later remade by the Walt Disney Company: The Three Musketeers (1993) and Muppet Treasure Island (1996). In both films, Heston's role was played by Tim Curry. See more »

Goofs

When the loyals are transporting the treasure to the Hispaniola, Ben Gunn falls down the scuttle carrying a sack of coins. When Silver bends to pick one up, the parrot is seen on his shoulder. In the close-up immediately after this, the parrot is gone. See more »

Quotes

Long John Silver: What's the matter with you lubbers? Ye'd think ye'd never seen a man with his throat cut before!
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Version of Ostrov sokrovishch (1971) See more »

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The Star of the County Down
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[Heard in the background during the Bristol tavern scene]
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Fond memories
3 August 2001 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Cudoes to all those involved. The Hestons (father and son) for daring to risk a lot (in terms of reputation) on so well known a project. A superb and faithfull re-telling that still manages to surprise (the cannon scene was a beautiful coup de theatre).

This loving adaptation is the only one I remember that includes the haunting image of Israel Hands slowly sinking out of sight in the water... A description I will always remember from the novel and echoed at the very end of Benchley's JAWS.

This television version of Stevenson's book brought back fond memories of a teen-age summer on Prince edward Island, reading the adventures of Jim Hawkins striding the razor's edge between the honest Captain Smolett, and that band of ruffians that follow Long John Silver.


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