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Islander (2007)

 -  Drama  -  9 March 2007 (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
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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 ...
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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 by Frank Newberry
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Produced by Pat Thrall
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Film as storytelling, like a yarn spun by an old Yankee salt
30 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm lucky enough to live in a coastal New Hampshire town with a fabulous film program which was lucky enough to score a one-night screening of The Islander. What a film. I knew going in that many of the cast were non-professionals, but I was darned if I could tell which were which. The storytelling was spare, honest and compelling, and everything about the production, right down to the spectacular cinematography of coastal Maine, was there to simply serve the story. The acting was minimalistic and restrained -- and moved me to tears more than once. I also had the luxury of listening to a Q&A with lead actor-writer-producer Tom Hildreth afterward -- what an inspiration he is. Serious, articulate, proud and humble, with wonderful stories about filming on Vinylhaven. This is indie film-making at its very best, and deserves to be seen by the widest audience possible. I know I'll be out there spreading the word...


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