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Treasure Island (1990)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | TV Movie 22 January 1990
The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

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(as Fraser Clarke Heston)

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(as Fraser Clarke Heston), (novel)
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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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22 January 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When sailing through the Windward Passage to Jamaica, the Bounty's crew flew the pirate flag one day for fun. However, this resulted in the Cuban navy sailing out and boarding them. 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

Morgan: I don't feel sharp. Thinking of Flint's whats done me!
Long John Silver: Thinking at all has done you Tom Morgan!
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Version of Treasure Island (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star of the County Down
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Traditional
[Heard in the background during the Bristol tavern scene]
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An awesome version of a Classic!!! WHERE'S THE DVD?!?!?!?
22 October 2005 | by (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

(it would be 10 for 10 if this were released in WIDESCREEN DTS !!!) This TNT backed (probably made for TV) version had me hooked from the first minute. Faithfully following the tale of pirates treasure, we follow young Jim Hawkins from his fascination with Captain "Billy Bones" (a picture perfect performance by the late Oliver Reed) to his adventures aboard the Hispaniola and eventually Treasure Island. The casting is magnificent. Charlton Heston plays his Long John Silver with an air of jaded humanity that we almost empathize with him. The "good guys" are also humanized and show some of their "darker" sides in the course of the telling of the tale. I just wish this would be released on DVD. It is truly an effort of love and a tribute to the great Robert Louis Stevenson. Truly wonderful, Mateys!


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