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Director:
Writers:
Stewart Harcourt (screenplay) and
Robert Louis Stevenson (novel)
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Release Date:
5 May 2012 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I thought it was good myself See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Eddie Izzard ... Long John Silver

Toby Regbo ... Jim Hawkins

Rupert Penry-Jones ... Squire Trelawney

Daniel Mays ... Dr. Livesey

Philip Glenister ... Captain Smollett

Donald Sutherland ... Flint

Elijah Wood ... Ben Gunn

Shirley Henderson ... Meg Hawkins

Nina Sosanya ... Alibe Silver

Geoff Bell ... Israel Hands

Shaun Parkes ... George Merry

David Harewood ... Billy Bones

Keith Allen ... Pew

Sean Gilder ... Black Dog
Clinton Blake ... Freddie Arrow

Barnaby Kay ... Tom Morgan

Madhur Mittal ... Dick Johnson

David Wilmot ... William O'Brien
Chu Omambala ... Job Anderson
Damien Hannaway ... Alan Tab

Reda Kateb ... David Dujon
Tom Fisher ... Abraham Gray
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... John Hunter
Mal Whyte ... Richard Joyce

Julian Barratt ... Thomas Redruth
Lorenzo Orozco ... Allardyce
Alfredo Salgardo ... Jeremiah Darby

Tommy O'Neill ... Salt
Aurelio Lima ... Seaman 1
Victor Segui ... Seaman 2
Segui Victor ... Seaman 2
Noel Estrella ... Big Gunner
Ernesto Franco ... Little Gunner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Conor O'Gorman ... Merchant
Siobhán O'Kelly ... Livesey's Wife

Tom Wu ... Joe Thoby
Florian Zapra ... Rough Men

Directed by
Steve Barron 
 
Writing credits
Stewart Harcourt (screenplay)

Robert Louis Stevenson  novel

Produced by
Laurie Borg .... producer
Anne Brogan .... executive producer
Ruth Coady .... associate producer
Mark Grenside .... executive producer
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Ann Harrison-Baxter .... executive producer
Susan Holmes .... production executive
Des Martin .... line producer
Alan Moloney .... executive producer
Alan Moloney .... producer
Melanie Stokes .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Antony Genn (music composer)
Martin Slattery (music composer)
 
Cinematography by
Ulf Brantås (director of photography) (as Ulf Brantas)
 
Film Editing by
Alex Mackie 
 
Casting by
Gail Stevens 
 
Production Design by
Rob Harris 
 
Art Direction by
Jo Riddell (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Monica Monserrate 
 
Costume Design by
Lorna Marie Mugan 
 
Makeup Department
Muriel Bell .... key hair stylist
Dominique Borrel .... key make up artist
Deirdre Fitzgerald .... makeup artist
Jacqueline Fowler .... makeup designer
Anna Gronerus .... hair assistant
Paul Hyett .... prosthetics
Nadia Macari .... daily makeup artist
Lorraine McCrann .... additional make up artist
Tina Phelan .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ellen Gordon .... unit production manager
Lucie Graves .... post-production supervisor
Georgina O'Connor .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Aherne .... first assistant director
Noel Corbally .... trainee assistant director
Sandra Corbally .... third assistant director
John Haugh .... trainee assistant director
Eimear Kelly .... trainee assistant director
Diego Vazquez Lozano .... second unit director
Jose Gilberto Molinari-Rosaly .... first assistant director
Niall Owens .... trainee assistant director
Jonathan Quinlan .... assistant director (as Johnathon Quinlan)
Statten Roeg .... second unit director
Juan Esteban Suárez .... second assistant director
Anne Warter .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul Alfaro .... greensman
Eddie Antunez .... set dresser
Sally Ashton .... art department runner
Jon Beer .... assistant art director
Gladys Bustos .... property master
Stephen Daly .... stand-by art director
Darien Delgado .... construction foreman
Cos Egan .... set dresser
Jorge Fernandez .... props
Alan Finglas .... carpenter
Warren Flanagan .... concept art: Rhi Entertainment
Tuireann Herriott .... prop buyer
Juan Guallini Indij .... head greensman
Ronan Kennedy .... stand-by prop
Francisco 'Panchi' López-Franco .... set dresser
Nicky MacManus .... construction manager
Luis Maldonado .... key on-set dresser
Carmen Marie Colon Mejia .... props production assistant
Sorely Muentes .... art department coordinator
Philip Murphy .... props
Wilhem Perez .... scenic artist
Edwin Ryan .... sculptor
Jimmy Santos .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Antonio Betancourt .... sound mixer
Christian Byrne .... second boom operator
Ray Cross .... sound recordist
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer
Robert Edwards .... adr mixer
Andrew Felton .... boom operator
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
Richard Fordham .... dialogue editor
Simon Gershon .... supervising sound editor
Luis Antonio Landrau .... boom operator
Ben Norrington .... dialogue editor
Emmet O'Donnell .... adr recordist
Jonathan Smith .... sound effects editor
Danton Tanimura .... sound editor
Sacha Walker .... sound effects editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Caban .... special effects coordinator
Conor Coughlan .... special effects supervisor
Chris Cullum .... special effects foreman
Dave Cullum .... special effects technician (as David Cullum)
Seamus O'Neill .... special effects assistant
Stephen Sutton .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Mariana Acuña Acosta .... digital compositor
Gary J. Brown .... visual effects artist
Dominic Bunjevac .... visual effects producer
Carlos Diego .... visual effects artist
Diego Vazquez Lozano .... visual effects supervisor
Rajesh Patel .... digital artist
Lucita Peek .... visual effects artist
John Perrigo .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Drew Leary .... assistant stunt coordinator
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ciarán Barry .... camera operator
Sean Cahill .... rigging electrician
Paul Deane .... digital image technician
J.L. Del Toro .... camera pa
Brendan Dempsey .... electrician
Richie Donnelly .... first assistant camera
Andrés Figueroa .... grip (as Jose Andre Figueroa)
Simon Keenan .... camera trainee
Zoraida Luna .... first assistant camera
Conor Lynch .... video assist operator
Guillermo Gil Martin .... camera trainee
Michael McDermott .... gaffer
Philip McKeon .... assistant camera
Abner Medina .... first assistant camera
Alfredo Melendez .... data management
Raphy Molinary .... aerial photographer
Raphy Molinary .... camera operator
Raphy Molinary .... director of photography: "a" camera, second unit
Raphy Molinary .... underwater photographer
Felix Nunez .... best boy grip
Angel Pastrana .... key grip
Patrick Redmond .... still photographer
Francisco Román .... still photographer
Declan Ryan .... balloon light technician
Su-Jeng Sang .... data management
Carlos Zayas .... camera operator: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Patricia Alonso .... extras casting
Jane Ripley .... additional casting
Toby Spigel .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vanessa Breen .... wardrobe assistant
Isabel Gandia .... costume assistant
Ali Lammari .... key set costumer
Rhona McGuirke .... costume supervisor
Karen Rigg .... set costumer
Tara Roughneen .... wardrobe trainee
Magdalen Rubalcava .... costume assistant
Gladyris Silva .... wardrobe assistant
Cassandra Steyn-Taylor .... set costumer
Sarah Touaibi .... costume assistant
Loida Viera .... set costumer
Zuzana Zilkova .... costume maker
 
Editorial Department
Sarah Caraher .... facilities support
Michelle Cort .... digital intermediate technician
Carl Cullen .... second assistant avid editor
Anya Dillon .... assistant editor
Tim Drewett .... digital intermediate technician
François Kamffer .... digital intermediate technician
Stephen Kidney .... assistant editor
Des Murray .... on-line editor
Robbie O'Farrell .... on-line editor
Steve Owen .... data transfer
Jateen Patel .... digital intermediate technician
Gareth Spensley .... colorist
Katelin Westwood .... data transfer
 
Music Department
Hilary Skewes .... musician contractor
 
Transportation Department
Paul Cullen .... transportation captain
Raul Delgado .... driver: set dec
Luis A. Jurado .... transportation captain
Josiuan Rojas .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Charles Bodycomb .... set armorer
Arran Brownlee .... title designer
Corran Brownlee .... title designer
Rocío García Bruckman .... production secretary
Fiona Conlon-McKenna .... assistant production co-ordinator
Noel Corbally .... production assistant
María de Orduña .... assistant location manager
Rose Garnett .... script editor
Sonia González Riera .... set production assistant
Will Gore .... location assistant
Vicki Kisner .... assistant to alan moloney
Stephen Lippross .... first assistant accountant
Michelle Malley-Campos .... production assistant
Daniel F. Malone .... marine coordinator
Mariant Medina .... set production assistant
Barry Newman .... assistant location manager
Tanoa Parks .... production accountant
John Patteson .... assistant: armorer
Jesús A. Romero .... production assistant
Raysa Sanchez .... production assistant
Coraly Santaliz .... script supervisor
Eli Shallcross .... set intern
Debbie-Lynn Siegel .... payroll accountant
Karen S. Uphoff .... location manager
Eric Vega .... production coordinator
Nacha Zurinaga .... assistant production coordinator
 

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87 min | 90 min (2 parts)
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Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When Ben Gunn is talking to Jim Hawkins at the blockade on the island, just before the fight, you can clearly see a fine mesh, which seems to be peeling off, on Ben Gunn's chin which is holding his beard and moustache on.See more »
Quotes:
Long John Silver:I say she's a lovely ship, sir. Well chosen.
Squire Trelawney:Thank you.
Long John Silver:She's got an arse on her that would sit well on any rollicking sea. I always say a man who could choose a good horse could choose a good ship, just by looking at its arse. And you, sir, look like a man who knows his way around a horse's arse.
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27 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
I thought it was good myself, 15 January 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Previous to this Treasure Island, I saw three other versions of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson story, the 1950 film, the Muppet film and the 1990 TV film. Of the three the best was the 1990 one, though all three have many good merits with the performance of Long John(especially Robert Newton's) being the main good asset in all three.

This Treasure Island I did enjoy compared to the mix of treasures and disappointments that were on Christmas TV, but I personally don't consider it in the same league in the above. I don't think it is perfect, and I can understand why some have been disappointed, while most of the camera work is good and fluid, some of it in the sped up action scenes looks odd and somewhat frenzied.

Dr. Livesey is also a much less interesting or likable character compared to his novelistic counterpart. Dr. Livesey in the book was one of my favourites but his rather "wimpy" persona here made me quickly irritated by him. The sound is serviceable, though I do agree that it is sometimes hard to hear what the actors are saying.

However, the locations are really striking and effort is made to make them authentic. The costumes are likewise sumptuous, and the music while not exceptional is suitably rousing. The story, complete with an interesting opening that was a welcome addition to the storytelling I thought, gripped me throughout and the script is witty.

Casting-wise, I thought it was fine, likewise with the acting. Dr. Livesey may have been disappointing, but I blame the writing more than Daniel Mays. It is not a great performance by all means, but Mays is much better than he was in his miscast role in the awful Outcasts, and tries his best. If anything for me, Elijah Wood was the weak link in the cast as Ben Gunn, I can't place my finger exactly on why it is, maybe the wooden delivery of the lines or the lack of charisma but his performance came across as bland.

However, while he was deserving of more considering his calibre, Donald Sutherland does a good job playing Flint. Toby Regbo is appealing also as Jim, Phillip Glenister is excellent as Captain Smollet, and while like Livesey(though not as badly affected) Trelawny is not as interesting as he is in the book Rupert Penry-Jones, ever the conscientious and reliable actor he is, gives his all to the role and it works.

I do agree with those who say that Eddie Izzard steals the show. Long John is such a delicious character to portray, but also one that can easily fall into caricature. Izzard I admit I wasn't expecting to work, I worried he would be too hammy as well as the falling into caricature trap. But no, there is a sense of menace to him, but also some humanity as well, not to mention a good deal of humour and understatement; he mayn't quite erase the performances of Robert Newton, Charlton Heston and Tim Curry, all great performances in their own right, but it is a worthy take and enough to make this Treasure Island even more enjoyable.

Overall, I enjoyed it. Is it great or outstanding? No. Is it good and worth watching? I think so. I understand the disappointment of some, but as much as I love the other three versions and the book, I did try to judge this on its own terms and found it helped to enable me to enjoy it. 7.5/10 Bethany Cox

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