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Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family  -  25 January 1997 (USA)
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Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Marsha Robinson
Doug Robinson
Ryan O'Donohue ...
Roger Robinson
Josh Picker ...
Michael Edward-Stevens ...
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Nique Needles ...
Isuara Gualberto ...
Cha Cha
Jennifer Holt ...
Production Assistant
Jeffrey Lampert ...


Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons must survive Marsha's complaints while they build a treehouse, meet a handsome carpenter, bond together as a family and fight off the pirates. Written by Kathy Li

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Comedy | Family






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25 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Els Robinson de Beverly Hills  »

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1.33 : 1
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In the scene where the family are first washed ashore on the island, you can clearly see two people walking a dog on the beach in the background. See more »


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Not worth my Saturday evening
20 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

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When this little number came round to the dregs of Channel 5 on UK television (and the name of C5 should make all those who live in the UK quiver with disgust), I watched it against my better judgement, as all the adverts were screaming "starring Sarah Michelle Gellar".

Actually it doesn't! Although Dyan Cannon - now more known as Judge Whipper from Ally McBeal - is refreshing. Unfortunately Martin Mull (the dastardly Headmaster from Sabrina) also stars in this tale and he is fairly awful at the best of times.

This is definitely a tale for children - it has a bad plot, no real emotion and just a few wide holes in the plot. It can still be enjoyable and the tree house and its contraptions amused me for a little while. Yet the introduction of the pirates, the tourists, and the random windsurfer were very stupid.

In the end it's a shame that 90% of the people who watch this film will do so to look back at Sarah Michelle Gellar before she became famous. Oh, and also the dirtier ones to catch a glimpse of her in a bikini.

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