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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.

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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 Island 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

Debut theatrical feature film of actor Hart Bochner. 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

Andrew: [reading a letter from his father] Dear boys, it was good to get your letters and to hear all is going well.
Thomas Hudson: [voice-over] So much has changed since you were here. The war still seems remote to us on the island but yet closer. There are few more refugees coming through in here now. The Germans are sinking a lot of ships in the stream between here and Florida. Sometimes at night, you can see them burning. Often two or three at the time. There isn't enough Navy, British or American, around to do ...
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Referenced in Degrassi: The Next Generation: Islands in the Stream (2004) See more »

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Beautiful Music and Location
24 January 1999 | by DarkEyesSee all my reviews

From the opening score and scenes of the water, I was drawn to watch this movie. It was filmed somewhere in the Caribbean and the location was breathtaking. George C. Scott was perfect in the role of Tom Hudson, an Ernest Hemingway-ish character who was a complicated, lonely artist and expatriate who sculpted, drank, and fished his life away. It wasn't until the tragic end that he came to know what he'd been missing.

The music score was haunting and beautiful. I was so impressed with it that I ordered the soundrack.


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