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Treasure Island (2012)

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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 ...
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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 motivation on the journey challenges Jim's trust in the entire crew. Written by Anonymous

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5 May 2012 (USA)  »

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A kincses sziget  »

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Did You Know?


Rupert Penrry-Jones also appeared in the series Black Sails that is a prequel of the Treasure island history See more »


There is an aerial shot of the Hispaniola in the open sea on her outbound voyage with no sails set at all yet there is clearly a wake behind the ship suggesting that she has an engine. See more »


Flint: Loyalty. Loyalty, John, is what you can hold in your hand.
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Best Pirate Film/Show I've Seen
3 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'll first point out that I haven't seen any of the other older versions of Treasure Island, nor was I familiar with the story prior to watching this.

My initial feelings are that Pirates Of The Caribbean has been put to shame for it's immature attitude towards pirates, whilst this film is probably the best representation I've seen on screen (but I haven't watched a lot of pirate themed films, to be honest). We are treated to a slightly rugged world of pirates where there are no supermodels running about, quite the opposite for the most part. The way it should be. I think the cleanest looking person in the whole film is Elijah Woods.

Eddie Izzard (Long John Silver) was excellent and perfectly cast in my opinion. I have never thought much of him as an actor before but this certainly changed my mind. Just like PotC is all about Depp, this is all about Izzard. The rest of the cast are also very very good but Izzard really stands out. Sean Gilder also made an excellent pirate, but his on screen time was pretty limited.

I can't comment on how true this is to the original story but I thought it was great entertainment with really good production values and a great overall cast. Easily the best pirate film I've seen.

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