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Robinson Crusoe (1997)

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 »

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(as Rodney K. Hardy),

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William Takaku ...
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Mary McGregor
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Robert / Defoe's Publisher
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Patrick Connor
Ben Robertson ...
James / Patrick's Brother
Martin Grace ...
Captain Braga
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Cabin Boy
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Crusoe's Second (as Tim McMulian)
Mal Tobias ...
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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

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Drama | Adventure

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

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12 June 1997 (Singapore)  »

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Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe  »

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The day before production started on this film, 8 June 1994, Pierce Brosnan was being introduced to the press as the new James Bond at the Regent Hotel in London. He was already sporting his Robinson Crusoe beard. See more »

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(at around 34 mins) The camera zooms out over the "uninhabited" island. Clearly visible are over a dozen modern beach-front houses in a row along two beach sections. See more »

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[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.
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Version of BBC Play of the Month: Robinson Crusoe (1974) See more »

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What a butchery of a classic tale!
15 November 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When will Hollywood learn to be faithful to timeless classics. The producers of this hap-hazard adaptation of the timeless classic had the audacity to include references to Daniel Defoe in both the title and the film itself - why then did they not stay true to his classic story?

From the very first to the very last, this films strays so far from the novel that i am surprised they can even retain the title.

Stick to the book, or any of the other adaptations of the tale - but stay well clear of this version.

I believe that the only way to enjoy this version is to watch it without ever reading the novel - but even then that's quite a stretch.


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