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Strange Holiday (1970)

Ten young boys are shipwrecked somewhere in Oceania.

Director:

Mende Brown

Writer:

Jules Verne (concept)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaeme Hamilton Jaeme Hamilton ... Briant
Mark Healey Mark Healey ... Doniphan
Jaime Massang Jaime Massang ... Moco
Van Alexander Van Alexander ... Gordon
Ross Williams Ross Williams ... Jacob
Simon Asprey Simon Asprey ... Iverson
Peter Alexander Peter Alexander ... Garnett
Michael Barry Michael Barry ... Service
Mark Lee ... Costar
Larry Crane Larry Crane ... Wilcox
Carmen Duncan ... Castaway Nurse Kate
Ben Gabriel Ben Gabriel
Mark Hertson Mark Hertson
Goff Vockler Goff Vockler
Tony Allen Tony Allen ... (as Tony Allan)
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Storyline

Ten boys and a dog are shipwrecked on an island in the Pacific. After a storm they discover another boat has been shipwrecked on the island. They make friends with two of the survivors, a nurse and ship's carpenter, but discover there are three other survivors who are ruthless mutineers. The children manage to outwit the mutineers, the carpenter builds them a boat and they sail home. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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A fun filled adventure drama with ten fantastic kids on a Pacific island.

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Adventure | Family

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Edited into CBS Children's Film Festival: Strange Holiday (1975) See more »

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A children's film that would have difficulty holding the attention of a first grader!o
10 November 2001 | by uds3See all my reviews

"Ridiculous" is probably the best word to describe this time-waster, a kid's film ranked somewhere between TREASURE ISLAND and HOME ALONE. What WERE the Producers thinking?

Through circumstances that simply aren't worth enlightening you with, ten boys and the obligatory canine, are shipwrecked on a desert island. (Why can't anyone be shipwrecked just off Hawaii or the coast of Florida?) Their lives are then intruded upon by a bunch of scheming adults, who if they'd watched BABY GENIUSES would know, never come out winners!

Screenplay was somewhat loosely adapted by Producer/Writer/Director Brown, from an original story called "Deux Ans En Vacance" (Two Years On Holiday) by none other than Jules Verne. For what it is worth, it was filmed entirely in Sydney.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1978 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Boys of Lost Island See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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