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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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Sarah Hargrave
Courtney Barilla ...
Young Lilli (as Courtney Phillips)
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Young Richard (as Garette Patrick Ratliff)
Emma James ...
Jackson Barton ...
Nana Coburn ...
Sylvia Hilliard
Brian Blain ...
Capt. Jacob Hilliard
Peter Hehir ...
Quinlan
Alexander Petersons ...
Giddens
John Mann ...
First Captain
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Kearney
John Dicks ...
Penfield
Gus Mercurio ...
First Mate
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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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In a secluded paradise... surrounded by a coral sea, a boy and a girl grew up alone. Now they are experiencing the first awakenings of love. A love that can only be threatened... by discovery. See more »


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Also Known As:

El regreso a la laguna azul  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,807,854 (USA)
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The film was made and released about sixty-eight years after its source novel "The Garden of God" by Henry De Vere Stacpoole had been first published in 1923. See more »

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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 »

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scrolling text: [first lines - scrolling text] 1897 - Fifteen years before our story begins, two children were shipwrecked on an uncharted island. The little boy and girl grew up alone in this lost paradise. As man and woman, they discovered a pure and natural love. In time, a child was born. But in a tragic accident, they were driven out to sea away from their island. Drifting for days, they believed that their lives and the life of their baby were at an end. Then a passing vessel drew near...
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A WORLD OF OUR OWN
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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This film rocks!
29 December 2004 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This film was absolutely beautiful. I can't understand so many people having a problem with it. Everybody says its horrible, why, what is so horrible about it? It made me wanna become more natural and relaxed, knowing that nature is truth and purity while civilization is corruption and a lie. This movie is definitely for Milla Jovovich and Brian Krause fans. Milla's acting seems very inexperienced and like she doesn't care about it, but that actually makes her seem more natural, although I wish she would be more professional. Brian Krause does an average job, but again when you watch the movie the last thing you think about is how the actors act. What gets you the most about this movie is its beautiful message about how a human being should be, beautiful and pure in all ways.I definitely recommend this film.


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