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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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Director Fraser Clarke Heston played the younger version of his father's (Charlton Heston) character Moses in The Ten Commandments (1956). Cast member Christian Bale went on to play Moses in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). See more »

Goofs

When the loyals are transporting the treasure to the Hispaniola, Ben Gunn at one point is heard to say "Haul aweigh, sir!" but he is clearly seen to say something else. 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 Treasure Island (1950) See more »

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The Star of the County Down
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Beyond any shadow of a doubt, the single greatest adaptation available!
10 November 2004 | by (Irving, TX) – See all my reviews

I read the book about 20 times a week as a kid. I saw every adaptation for the screen. Disney's was crap! Muppet was a joke. Every animated version was dumbed down. Only this one was faithful to the book. Even better, the actors were perfectly cast across the board. Each and every pirate was terrifying. Each and every good guy seemed nice enough until the fights started, at which they were badass!

This movie made me investigate the actors and I was so disappointed that they were all so wonderful in this, but they never had any better roles afterwards.

All actors were great, but the standouts were Julian Glover as Dr. Livesey, Richard Johnson as Squire Trelawney, Clive Wood as Capt. Smollet, and Nicholas Amer as Ben Gunn. Christian Bale, Charlton Heston, and Christopher Lee were fantastic and perfectly cast (surprise, surprise!)

For any kid, whether an actual kid or a kid at heart, let them watch this, rather than every other one (they are, to a one, crappy).


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