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Magic Island (1995)

Jack Carlisle is a disillusioned 13-year old boy. His mother is always away at work since his father left. He decides to run away, as his mom won't miss him. As he is ready to leave, his ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Lee Armstrong ...
Jessie-Ann Friend ...
Funny Face (voice)
Lady Face (voice) (as Martine Beswicke)
Mad Face (voice)


Jack Carlisle is a disillusioned 13-year old boy. His mother is always away at work since his father left. He decides to run away, as his mom won't miss him. As he is ready to leave, his nanny, convinces him to read this 'magic book'. The book is about a pirate adventure on Magic Island. As Jack reads the book, he is sucked into the world and goes on numerous adventures with Prince Morgan, while fleeing the evil Blackbeard the Pirate. He is even saved by Lily, a beautiful mermaid, whom he falls in love with. Written by Neil Bradley <riplord@aol.com>

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Ilha Mágica  »

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(as Dolby Stereo Digital)


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Did You Know?


the last film where Martine Beswick voiced the lady face. See more »


After Lily saves Jack, they sit on the rocks and talk, and the position of Jack's wet hair keeps changing in every shot. See more »


Supperstein: [Jack's stereo plays loud music] What be that noise, captain?
Blackbeard: What?
Supperstein: I said, "What BE that noise?"
Blackbeard: What?
Supperstein: [music stops] I said, "WHAT BE THAT INFERNAL RACKET?
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Features The Black Pirate (1926) See more »


Performed by Quiet Riot
Produced by Kevin DuBrow and Ricky DeLena
Written by Carlos Cavazo
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A wanna-be-runaway finds more adventure in a book
2 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had forgotten about this movie over several years (by several I mean about 10), until recently.

A couple of days ago, I began to let my mind wander in class and I kept getting hit with these images of exotic beaches, a runaway boy throwing pizza at a sand shark, a pirate and a mermaid, and for the life of me I could not remember where these pictures were coming from. Since I hadn't read a book or seen a movie with a runaway kid and pirates for over 10 years. Once I started thinking about it though, I couldn't get the movie out of my head, so I searched IMDb and found "Magic Island." This was one of my favorite movies when I was younger. While some of the lines are admittedly a little cheesy and the plot is definitely for a younger audience, I can't help but fall in love with it all over again.

It is most definitely a feel good movie. There is no person, child or adult, that hasn't at one point in time wanted to run away and escape the life they are unfortunately stuck in. Magic Island makes you realize that it's okay to be a kid sometimes.

Not to mention that the idea of getting swept onto an island in the Caribbean every time you're upset isn't a bad concept either.

This is definitely a nostalgia movie. One that I'm going to buy for my kids. Definitely a classic.

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