MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 206 this week

Robinson Crusoe (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Adventure  |  12 June 1997 (Singapore)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 8,970 users  
Reviews: 39 user | 6 critic

Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left ... See full summary »

Directors:

(as Rodney K. Hardy) ,

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 24 Feb 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 12 Dec 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 08 May 2014
 
50
a list of 41 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Robinson Crusoe" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Robinson Crusoe (1997)

Robinson Crusoe (1997) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Robinson Crusoe.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández, Felipe de Alba
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An art film brings a strongly actual topic in a very original way, a topic that interferes with the theme of intercultural dialog of two different cultures in the European context. two men,... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sabol
Stars: Vica Kerekes, Roman Luknár, Michal Soltész
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sailor is stranded on a desert island.

Director: Stanislav Govorukhin
Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Irakli Khizanishvili, Evgeniy Zharikov
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (TV Mini-Series 1964)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Shipwrecked on an uninhabited island, Robinson Crusoe fills his time in either building a shelter for himself, or by reminiscing about the years he spent at sea and the adventures that led ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Fabian Cevallos, Erich Bludau
Crusoe (2008–2009)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Based on the novel written in 1719, this is said to be an action-packed period drama set in the 17th century, but with a contemporary take on race relations -- and a hero who will bear a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Neill, Philip Winchester, Tongayi Chirisa
Grey Owl (1999)
Biography | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.

Director: Richard Attenborough
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Stewart Bick, Vlasta Vrana
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West
The Nephew (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A little island off Ireland. A small town. An old conflict. Fresh wind.

Director: Eugene Brady
Stars: Niall Toibin, Sinéad Cusack, Luke Griffin
Crusoe (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.

Director: Caleb Deschanel
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Ade Sapara, Elvis Payne
The Match (1999)
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two Scottish pub soccer teams play each other in order to resolve a century-old grudge. Whoever wins the game gets to keep the other team's pub.

Director: Mick Davis
Stars: Max Beesley, Isla Blair, James Cosmo
Don't Talk to Strangers (TV Movie 1994)
Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Unhappy marriage causes divorce. Brosnan (new husband) and wife attempt to build a new life, and move to a new state. However, the ex-husband follows and the story unfolds from there.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Shanna Reed, Terry O'Quinn
Robinson Crusoë (TV Movie 2003)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Thierry Chabert
Stars: Pierre Richard, Nicolas Cazalé, Jean-Claude Leguay
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
William Takaku ...
...
Mary McGregor
...
...
Robert / Defoe's Publisher
...
Patrick Connor
Ben Robertson ...
James / Patrick's Brother
Martin Grace ...
Captain Braga
...
Cabin Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Tim McMullan ...
Crusoe's Second (as Tim McMulian)
Mal Tobias ...
Patrick Connor's Second
Edit

Storyline

Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival on the island, until he meets Friday, a tribesman whom he saves from being sacrificed. Initially, Crusoe is thrilled to finally have a friend, but he has to defend himself against the tribe who uses the island to sacrifice tribesman to their gods. During time their relationship changes from master-slave to a mutual respected friendship despite their difference in culture and religion. Written by Tiny T

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for adventure violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 June 1997 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (dvd release)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed in 1994. Never released theatrically in the USA, nor in the UK. See more »

Goofs

Friday refers to Crusoe by name before Crusoe tells it to him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel Defoe: I am a journalist Robert, I assure you. I have very little interest in your flights of fancy.
Robert: You Daniel Defoe are a writer. It's your destiny as such to bring this remarkable man's story, a story of intense struggle, extraordinary friendship, and undying love to the world.
See more »

Connections

Version of Robinson Crusoe (1933) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Until civilization intrudes
3 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Although this is far from a faithful adaption of Daniel Defoe's classic novel from the 18th century, this version of Robinson Crusoe holds up fairly well and captures what that polemic writer was trying to say about cultures and how they clash. A number of assumptions about what his character Crusoe had about the superiority of his civilization are shattered.

Two men from totally different worlds manage to communicate and establish a friendship. To be sure it is one of necessity as Crusoe is cut off from his world and Friday, the cannibal he befriends is exiled from his tribe. Still they do get along until civilization intrudes.

Pierce Brosnan is in the title role and aborigine actor William Takaku plays Friday. Defoe himself is written into the film as he is given a purported journal written by Crusoe and as he reads it Brosnan narrates the story. Defoe is played by Ian Hart and Defoe as political polemicist as well as novelist had some advanced views considering the time he lived in.

Brosnan and Takaku do very well in their roles. It's a good story with moral if not plot intact.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Excellent Movie jmac332083
what part of Australia? heidibird
Pretty well armed, huh? Gee_Jay
Goof? seriously? wolfgirv
Alexander Selkirk jeuk
Underrated? Zeze87
Discuss Robinson Crusoe (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?