David Robinson is being shipped off to a penal colony. His wife and kids are allowed to acompany him. A storm strikes the ship and the family (save for one son, Jacob) are trapped below ... See full summary »
David Robinson is being shipped off to a penal colony. His wife and kids are allowed to acompany him. A storm strikes the ship and the family (save for one son, Jacob) are trapped below deck. Jacob is raised by pirates, and the family gets out of the boat and on to land, salvaging as much as they can from the boat, including dogs, chickens, and muskets. They learn to survive and build a shelter on land. Then, Jacob's pirates kidnap Emily, the daughter of a sea-captain. She escapes onto the island and becomes a love intrest with Fritz and Ernst. Jacob is reunited with his family during a battle with the pirates over Emily, and she is returned to her father. In the end, the family goes there own ways, some staying on the island, some going home. Written by
When Jacob is holding a gun on Pickles, he is initially holding it in his right hand, but when the camera angles changes a couple times, he is suddenly holding it in his left hand. See more »
Girls. If it weren't for girls, I'd never go back. Would you?
What about books? You'd go back for books.
Well, obviously books! But apart from girls and books...
So, apart from music, food, books, and girls, you'd stay on our island.
You know, if he's found his way back to London, he's probably having a wonderful time with the music, food, books, and girls. In fact, he's probably thinking "If it weren't for the music, food, books, and girls, I'd ...
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in which a family gets marooned on an island in paradise. The period is roughly 18th or 19th century, and dad gets convicted as a felon by the English court because, being a parson and a religious fanatic, he refuses to swear allegiance to the crown. As punishment, he is to be shipped off to a penal colony south of the equator, and his wife petitions the court to let her and the kids come along. A big storm wrecks the ship and the family ends up on an island, except for one of the sons, who ends up being raised by pirates. How the family survives, and eventually becomes reunited becomes the substance of the story, but there are problems. It's very slow moving. The lighting is unnecessarily poor in many critical scenes, as though striving for "realism," but mostly it's just rather annoying. Nor are the characters all that appealing. Attempts to introduce a few romantic moments mostly fall flat, and in the end, we are actually left to feel sorry for the bad guy!
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