Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  2 August 1991 (USA)
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In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Hargrave
Courtney Barilla ...
Young Lilli (as Courtney Phillips)
Young Richard (as Garette Patrick Ratliff)
Emma James ...
Jackson Barton ...
Nana Coburn ...
Sylvia Hilliard
Brian Blain ...
Capt. Jacob Hilliard
Peter Hehir ...
Alexander Petersons ...
John Mann ...
First Captain
John Dicks ...
Gus Mercurio ...
First Mate


While the general theme of this film resembles "The Blue Lagoon" (the film for which this is a sequel), the basic plot is quite different. We open the film with a ship finding the craft with our original characters in it, Richard and Emmeline dead and Paddy alive. Established in the first film, the only word Paddy ever says is "Richard", so the crew assumes Richard is the infant's name. Taken in by Sarah, a widow with an infant baby girl Lilli, Richard (Paddy) is cared for in a return to civilization. Struck by cholera, the crew of the ship start to die and the captain sets Sarah, Richard, Lilli and a healthy crew member on a lifeboat in an attempt to preserve their lives. With water and food running short, the crew member escorting Sarah and the children becomes dangerous, so Sarah takes the only course of action she feels suitable to preserve the children: she strikes him and throws him overboard. Taking control of the small craft, she eventually guides them back to the island of ... Written by Bree Pearson

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Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El regreso a la laguna azul  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)


$2,807,854 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Star Milla Jovovich said that this is the worst film she has ever done. See more »


Richard continually beats the shark swimming across the reef. A shark can swim from between 25-45mph whereas most Olympic swimmers can only swim about 5mph. He would stand no chance. See more »


Lilli: I always weather a storm well. I get that from Mother.
Richard: Yes, you do. Captain Hilliard says he wants to set sail at dawn.
Lilli: [sadly] I guess that means that Captain Hilliard's daughter wants to set sail at dawn.
Richard: I don't care what she wants. I don't care about her at all, I know that now, Lilli. Do you understand? You're the most important thing in the whole world to me.
Lilli: Well you can set sail at dawn... But we're not going.
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Follows The Blue Lagoon (1980) See more »


Music by Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Produced by Dennis Lambert and Barry Mann
Performed by Surface featuring Bernard Jackson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Squeezed lemon
29 December 2011 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Great expectation. And dusty taste. Blue Lagoon was charming and exotic. The Return was only cold soup. Nothing more. Same recipes, same ingredients, beautiful actors, tropical place. And few drops of fight to remove the taste of verdigris. It was not a disappointment but a donkey loaded with too high expectations. In fact, a summer movie, best for a season, like many songs. End of a story who gives impressive hopes and which is little than a hen with golden eggs. Because everything to be said was said. Fundamental error - the dreams of producer and naivety of director. It is natural - a squeezed lemon can not be fresh in any fridge.

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