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The Castaway Cowboy (1974)

A Texas cowboy is rescued at sea by a 12-year-old boy. While he waits to return home, he decides to help out his rescuer's family.

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Don Tait (story & screenplay), Richard M. Bluel (story) (as Richard Bluel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Lincoln Costain
Vera Miles ... Henrietta MacAvoy
Robert Culp ... Calvin Bryson
Eric Shea ... Booton 'Little Maca' MacAvoy
Elizabeth Smith Elizabeth Smith ... Liliha (MacAvoy housekeeper)
Manu Tupou ... Kimo
Gregory Sierra ... Marruja (Bryson's henchman)
Shug Fisher ... Capt. Cary
Nephi Hannemann Nephi Hannemann ... Malakoma (witch doctor)
Lito Capiña Lito Capiña ... Leleo
Ralph Hanalei Ralph Hanalei ... Hopu
Kim Kahana ... Oka (as Kahana)
Lee Woodd Lee Woodd ... Palani
Luis Delgado Luis Delgado ... The Hatman (loses hat to Costain)
Buddy Joe Hooker ... Boatman taking Costain to ship
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A Texas cowboy is rescued at sea by a 12-year-old boy. While he waits to return home, he decides to help out his rescuer's family.

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South Sea Island Adventure! See more »

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hawaiian Cowboy See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA

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Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Second of two pictures in consecutive years for the Walt Disney Pictures studio for star James Garner who in the previous 1973 had headlined Disney's One Little Indian (1973). Both movies were westerns. See more »

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Booton 'Little Maca' MacAvoy: Mamma! Mamma!
Henrietta MacAvoy: Good heavens, we're right here
Booton 'Little Maca' MacAvoy: Tarnation Mamma I swam one of those critters out just as smooth as butter. Did you see?
Henrietta MacAvoy: Of course we did, dear, and nobody could have done it better.
Lincoln Costain: Aww, well now that's a little thick don't you think? Ain't nobody gonna pin a rose on you just for doing your job. You remember that, Booton.
Booton 'Little Maca' MacAvoy: Ma, Ma, he called me by my right name! Did you hear him? He said it for the first time!
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Look Who's Washed Up in Hawaii!
5 December 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Wayward Texas cowboy James Garner (as Lincoln Costain) washes up on the beaches of Hawaii, is taken home by fatherless (hint, hint!) young Eric Shea (as Booton MacAvoy), meets tightly-outfitted single mom Vera Miles (as Henrietta), helps her ward off slimy suitor Robert Culp (as Calvin Bryson), and saves the family's business. The English performers speak to the smiling Hawaiians like they are mentally retarded; apparently, with good reason. Mr. Garner unfavorably compares them to schoolgirls and Ms. Miles notes, "They do like their fun!" One of them is handy with the spear, so Garner better watch his back!

**** The Castaway Cowboy (8/1/74) Vincent McEveety ~ James Garner, Eric Shea, Vera Miles, Robert Culp


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