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Mysterious Island (2012)

The likeliest group of travelers meet in the strangest way. A few become a tight group as they fight to stay alive in a world unlike they have ever seen.



(screenplay), (novel)


Airs Mon. Nov. 27, 3:30 AM on SYFY



Credited cast:
Julia Fogg
Captain Cyrus Harding
Gideon Spilett
Abby Fogg
Young Captain Nemo
Bonaventure Pencroft
Edrick Browne ...
Neb Nugent
Caleb Michaelson ...
Captain Nemo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pirate (as Oren Hawxhurst)
Private Lynch
Confederate Soldier #2
Tom Ayrton


A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne's 1874 novel "The Mysterious Island", the story begins during the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia. Five northern POWs make the decision to escape the war by hijacking a hot air balloon! Drifting through the night, they wake to find themselves marooned on a desert island, but they aren't alone... Littered with wreckage, the island is home to cast of survivors who have been lost in space and time, including Jules and Abby Fogg, two young women from modern times who become stranded while flying over the Bermuda Triangle. Faced with defending themselves against vicious pirates, terrifying creatures, and an active volcano that's ready to blow, they must find a way to survive and escape the island. Hope only comes when they encounter the island's oldest resident, Captain Nemo himself. With his help, they set to work crafting an escape... but will they make it in time before the island claims them forever? Written by Anonymous

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11 February 2013 (USA)  »

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Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Mark Sheppard, the director and actor who portrays the younger Captain Nemo, is the son of the actor who portrays Captain Nemo, William Morgan Sheppard. See more »


According to the story Nemo disappeared in 1857. And yet his house has modern day heating/air conditioning as shown by the air vents in the ceilings throughout the house. See more »

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Bill W the founder of AA is the last credit in the film See more »


Version of L'île mystérieuse (1973) See more »

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It's an end-product of the human digestion
11 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

I had some expectation why I wanted to watch this film. I had no information about it, except a line that this film is based on J. Verne's book. It started like a normal remake but turned to a surreal vision of a hurt brain about something. After ten minutes it was obvious that the original story and author has only a very loose connection to this film. The story does not worth more. The actors are forming unrealistic characters. It seems that they did their job only for the money without any efforts to play characters -if there is any at all. The director seems not to have minimal assumption about the story had to be filmed. In summary: Primitive story, no connection to the original book. The creators have stolen only a couple of names from J. Verne. Category "Z" actors, but is true that their level of play is comparable with the whole film. It is very difficult to understand who was able to give money for this. Waste of time even a minute. One star what I gave is exactly one star more than it worth, but there is no option for zero.

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