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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Milla Jovovich ... Lilli

Brian Krause ... Richard

Lisa Pelikan ... Sarah Hargrave
Courtney Barilla ... Young Lilli (as Courtney Phillips)

Garette Ratliff Henson ... Young Richard (as Garette Patrick Ratliff)
Emma James ... Infant Lilli
Jackson Barton ... Infant Richard
Nana Coburn ... Sylvia Hilliard
Brian Blain ... Capt. Jacob Hilliard
Peter Hehir ... Quinlan
Alexander Petersons ... Giddens
John Mann ... First Captain

Wayne Pygram ... Kearney
John Dicks ... Penfield
Gus Mercurio ... First Mate
John Turnbull ... Dawes

Todd Rippon ... Gullion
John Keightley ... LeStrange
Pita Degei ... Chief
Mikaele Nasau ... Lone Cannibal

Annabel Graham ... Baby (as Annabel E. Graham)

Directed by
William A. Graham 
Writing credits
Henry De Vere Stacpoole (book "The Garden of God")

Leslie Stevens (screenplay)

Produced by
Peter Bogart .... co-producer
William A. Graham .... producer
Randal Kleiser .... executive producer
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
Cinematography by
Robert Steadman 
Film Editing by
Ronald J. Fagan 
Casting by
Pennie DuPont 
Production Design by
Jon Dowding 
Art Direction by
Paul Ammitzboll 
Makeup Department
Lesley Vanderwalt .... makeup artist
Jan Zeigenbein .... hair stylist
Production Management
Peter Bogart .... unit production manager
Barbara Gibbs .... unit production manager: Australia & Fiji
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Grinder .... second assistant director
Bob Roe .... first assistant director
Art Department
Peta Black .... set finisher
Ken Hazelwood .... construction coordinator
Chris James .... property master
Temesia Seniloli .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul 'Salty' Brincat .... production sound mixer (as Paul Brincat)
John Dennison .... adr editor
Andy Duncan .... boom operator
Robert Friedman .... foley artist
Joseph Holsen .... sound effects editor
Martha Burns Holsen .... sound effects editor
Dessie Markovsky .... supervising sound editor
Keith Olson .... foley artist
Emile Razpopov .... supervising sound editor
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Stephens)
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Peter Armstrong .... special effects
Brian Pearce .... special effects
Glenn Boswell .... fight coordinator (as Glen Boswell)
Phil Culotta .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Abrahams .... key grip: second unit
Robert Agganis .... assistant camera: second unit
Alan Goldenhar .... gaffer (as Allan Goldenhar)
Gary Hill .... best boy electric
Barry Idoine .... second assistant camera
Darrin Keough .... first assistant camera
Ian McAlpine .... second grip
Jeff McGrath .... gaffer
Vincent Monton .... camera operator: second unit
Roy Price .... third assistant camera
Ron Taylor .... underwater photographer
Valerie Taylor .... underwater photographer (as Val Taylor)
Paul Thompson .... key grip
Geoffrey Wharton .... camera operator (as Geoff Wharton)
Vivian Zink .... still photographer
Casting Department
Debbie Korper .... casting assistant (as Debby Corper)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margot Lindsay .... wardrobe coordinator
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Robert W. Hedland .... first assistant film editor (as Robert Hedland)
Don Roth .... assistant film editor
Gary Simon .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Steve Mccroskey .... music editor
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator
Basil Poledouris .... conductor
Other crew
Rick Anderson .... safety officer
Chris Canute .... studio teacher
Renee Confair .... location manager: Hawaii
Patrick Delaney .... location doctor (as Dr. Patrick Delaney)
Marilyn Heston .... unit publicist (as Marilyn P. Heston)
David Lucas .... boat wrangler
Sue MacKay .... production coordinator
George Mannix .... liaison officer: Nadi
Nicola Moors .... script supervisor
Denise Morgan .... production accountant
Richard Neely .... assistant: Mr. Bogart
Jenny Quigley .... script supervisor
Pam Rasak .... assistant: Mr. Graham (as Pamela Rasak)
Craig Shelton .... safety officer
Jackie Sullivan .... script supervisor
Ron Taylor .... underwater supervisor
Valerie Taylor .... underwater supervisor (as Val Taylor)

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102 min
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Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-12/9 (original rating) | Germany:6 (DVD rating) | Germany:12 (original rating) | Iceland:L | Ireland:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:MG6 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:AL (original rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:15 (DVD rating) | USA:PG-13
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Final cinema movie directed by director William A. Graham.See more »
Factual errors: 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:Mother died six years ago.
Capt. Jacob Hilliard:How do you follow the years?
Richard:She taught us. We count the moons, we know that twelve full moon are one year.
Lilli:We have Christmas and Thanksgiving, and Easter, although we're not exactly sure we celebrate them on the right days.
Capt. Jacob Hilliard:It's utterly amazing, the two of you all these years in this remote, Godforsaken place.
Lilli:Not Godforsaken, Captain Hilliard. Not Godforsaken at all.
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Return to the Blue Lagoon -- Bad films coming full circle, 22 March 2010
Author: jonathanruano from Canada

I can only think of one thing more incomprehensible than making a movie from a bad script and that is for a filmmaker to base his idea for a movie on another movie that is terrible. Normally directors try to rip off good movies, like the guy who directed "The Italian Connection" based on the "The French Connection" (good thinking because sometimes Americans confuse the French and the Italians), or the other fellow who directed the porno "American Booty" based on Sam Mendes' "American Beauty." And if all else fails, do a sequel like "Jaws II" based on the good "Jaws" or "Exorcist II" based on the great "Exorcist." I could go on, except I will be going off track and forgetting to tell you about the time when they decided to make the terrible "Return of the Blue Lagoon" based on the terrible "Blue Lagoon" which must have had the makers of sequels and rip offs scratching their heads.

The problem with "Return to the Blue Lagoon" is the same as the last film. It is not about anything. It seems that the filmmakers felt, in spite of the bad critical reception of the first Blue Lagoon, that an exotic island and two teenagers discovering sex and then fornicating (though we see none of that) was enough to create an entertaining film. Of course, the filmmakers did a little tweaking for this film. There is the sad background story which explains how the two kids got stuck on the island, like the last two kids. Who says that Carl Orff's Carmina Burana does not have any influence over film-making. There is also an egg competition, an encounter with a native, a seductive English girl from the outside and a lascivious sailor. But other than that, Lilli (Milla Jovovich) and Richard (Brian Krause) go through the same motions as Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins as though they were destined to live the exact same lives as the previous couple on the island. What "Return to the Blue Lagoon" really is, if you think about it, is an unsexy pornographic movie for kids; a stage for kids to go through before they see the softcore and hardcore porn films. But even based on that sordid criteria, "Return to the Blue Lagoon" fails because even the sleaziest, worst acted pornos at least do something to your libido. "Return to the Blue Lagoon" does nothing because it has all the bad acting you would expect from a porno without any of any of the great sex (not least because the actors are underage). So if you are interested in a movie where a couple have lots of great sex on a deserted tropical island, watch Lina Wertmueller's "Swept Away by a Mysterious Destiny in the Blue Sea of August" instead. It has gorgeous pictures of a tropical paradise, far better acting, and you won't feel dirty and guilty by the end of the film because the actors, Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato, were both in their thirties (though they look like in the their twenties) at the time of filming.

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