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Islands in the Stream (1977)

PG | | Drama | July 1977 (UK)
An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.

Writers:

Ernest Hemingway (novel), Denne Bart Petitclerc (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
George C. Scott ... Thomas Hudson
David Hemmings ... Eddy
Gilbert Roland ... Captain Ralph
Hart Bochner ... Tom
Susan Tyrrell ... Lil
Richard Evans ... Willy
Claire Bloom ... Audrey
Julius Harris ... Joseph
Brad Savage ... Andrew
Michael-James Wixted Michael-James Wixted ... David
Hildy Brooks Hildy Brooks ... Helga Ziegner
Jessica Rains Jessica Rains ... Andrea
Walter Friedel Walter Friedel ... Herr Ziegner
Charles Lampkin Charles Lampkin ... Constable
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Storyline

An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Average Shot Length = ~5.7 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~4.9 seconds. See more »

Goofs

When the boat is slowly cruising up the river in Cuba looking for refugees, a crew member's hand can be seen moving tree branches away from the camera. See more »

Quotes

Joseph: Tom, will the boys go to this war?
Thomas Hudson: Tommy will be 19 next month.
Joseph: I will pray for short war.
Thomas Hudson: Do it often.
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Great! Visually stunning...excellent writing!
21 August 2005 | by lydia-leroySee all my reviews

Mr. Peticlerc is an excellent writer. He's a wonderful person and I can't wait to see more from him. Islands in the Stream is a visually beautiful film. George C. Scott gave one of his best performances in my opinion. The writing on this film was wonderful because Denne was able to create realistic dialog that forced you to become in the moment. The screenplay was enthralling!! Peticlerc and Hemmingway are an inspiration and an encouragement, that true greatness CAN be achieved. I bought this film and I will forever be grateful for that purchase and the gift that Hemmingway and Peticlerc gave to me personally. I do more than tip my hat but actually throw it high in the air. respectably, Lyd


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