Treasure Island (2012)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure  |  5 May 2012 (USA)
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Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, whose true ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Hawkins
Alibe Silver
Clinton Blake ...
Freddie Arrow


Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, whose true motivation on the journey challenges Jim's trust in the entire crew. Written by Anonymous

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A kincses sziget  »

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Did You Know?


Eddie Izzard used Winston Churchill as inspiration, when transforming into the role of Long John Silver. See more »


After Jim has killed Israel Hands he leaves the Hispaniola on the beach with the mainsail unfurled and returns to the stockade. When he and the others return to the ship, the sail is furled. See more »


Long John Silver: Jim, if you ever want help or advice...
Jim Hawkins: ...I won't be coming to you.
Long John Silver: Yeah, that's probably best.
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Good entertainment
14 January 2012 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this short series even though, like another viewer, I have not read the book or seen other film interpretations. Having watched it, I am going to read the book. After, I might rant at the screen for 3 hours as another reviewer says, but as a first impression, I thought it was good entertainment.

I particularly liked how the film had these moments which hinted at sinister forces and "black magic"—how they break into a haunting, mournful sea shanty as they're weighing anchor etc.

Eddie Izzard is superb—very likable and very real. A hard but pragmatic man, he steals the show. Yes, it must have been easy money for Donnie Sutherland but what the hey.

The difference between this film and Pirates of the Caribbean, is that this is a drama (gutsy, real) and Pirates is a comedy. Sure the film has it flaws but it gripped me from the beginning to the end. Very good.

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