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Islander (2006)

R | | Drama | 25 June 2006 (USA)
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After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of ... See full summary »

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Eben Cole (as Thomas Hildreth)
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Cheryl
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Popper
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Pokey
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Jimmy
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Old Man Cole
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Emily Bess
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T. Hardy
Mary Lou Bagley ...
Doreen
Ed Conway ...
Karl
Emma Ford ...
Sara
Zack Batchelder ...
Wyatt Bess
Patricia Randell ...
Wilma
Walter Day ...
John John
Dick Barron ...
Maynard
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After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Maine coast, Islander captures the grit and integrity of this hard working community and celebrates man's unerring need for redemption. Written by Renee Tsao

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No man is an island

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality
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While fishing with Popper, Eben says "you might be on to something only hauling every third day," referring to the quantity of lobsters caught in relation to the other fishermen. The typical fishermen hauls 800 traps (the legal limit in Vinalhaven's management zone) and the break down is 3 days, 250/250/300. Then the cycle repeats. So even though they are fishing every day, each set of gear is hauled every third day, thus negating the point Eben was trying to make. See more »

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Written and Performed by Ian McCrudden and Billy Mallery
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Pulls you in; great visuals and sound track
28 June 2006 | by (Claremont, CA) – See all my reviews

I just saw Islander at the LA Film Festival and liked it very much. It's a story about lobster fishermen living on a island 16 miles off the coast of Maine: their lives and their livelihood. The focus is on acceptance within this close-knit community. I found it surprisingly persuasive. The scenes on and about the island (off Rockport, Maine -- filmed on location) were stunning and the development of the key characters was quite well done. Expect to see this film in theaters soon, hopefully in distribution not confined to "art" theaters. This is a professional movie in every way and deserved to be seen. I suspect it will do well in the LA Film Festival and others.


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