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Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997)

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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(novel) (as Johann Wyss), (screenplay "Swiss Family Robinson") | 1 more credit »
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Marsha Robinson
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Doug Robinson
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Jane Robinson
Ryan O'Donohue ...
Roger Robinson
Josh Picker ...
Digger
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Brinx
Michael Edward-Stevens ...
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Nique Needles ...
Melvin
Isuara Gualberto ...
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Jennifer Holt ...
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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 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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25 January 1997 (USA)  »

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As Férias Da Família Robinson  »

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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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The Robinsons learn on a remote island family values
11 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

This isn't the best adaption of the Swiss Family Robinson story you'll ever see. And while I almost fell asleep during the film, I managed to stay awake and finish it.

The story is about the family Robinson, Marscha, Doug and their children Roger and Jane Robinson. Their yacht gets hijacked by three pirates. After the family dispatches the pirates they get stuck in a storm. The next thing they know they're trapped on an island. The family has no trouble at all with surviving on the island, they make a very fancy treehouse and even use electricity. The story is especially focused on Mrs Robinson who never paid any attention to her family at home, Beverly Hills. The whole event brings the family closer to each other. Another inhabitant of the island, Digger, tells Mr and Mrs Robinson that their kids are capable of so much more than they realize. On the island the family really learn what a loving family is all about.

The story is very predictable and the pirates are a bit annoying, the fun part of the movie is the house of the Robinsons. Whatever they want, they manage to make it. It's uncanny. Even MacGuyver would see green if he saw the Robinson's house on the island.

So why did I watch it? Sarah Michelle Gellar, how's that for a reason? Not that her role is so big. While this film will never be on of my favorites, it's very entertaining in the traditional Disney style. Just don't take this movie seriously.


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