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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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George Merry (as Peter Postlethwaite)
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Storyline

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

Director Fraser C. 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

Just after going ashore on "treasure island" Long John Silver engages in a knife fight with a young man named "Tom". During the fight Silver's knife blade bends against the ground in a very rubbery prop knife like way. See more »

Quotes

Long John Silver: One more word of your sauce, and I'll have your liver for breakfast.
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Connections

Version of Return to Treasure Island (1988) See more »

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The Star of the County Down
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Heard in the background during the Bristol tavern scene]
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Very good movie for all ages and great performance by Heston
12 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although this was a made for TV movie, Ted Turner wanted, and got, a great movie from an old story that has been shot on the screen many times. But none, in my opinion, as good as this.

Charelton Heston's performance was magnificent. Had the movie been produced for theatrical release, I believe that Heston would have gotten nominated for yet another Academy award, as probably would have the cinematography as well.

I highly recommend this movie for a delightful evening that the whole family can and will enjoy. Go ahead, pop some popcorn and find out. And for you true Charleton Heston fans, I'd also recommend another obscure title, "Mother Load."


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