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

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Thomas Hudson
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Eddy
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Captain Ralph
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Lil
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Willy
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Audrey
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Joseph
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Tom
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Andrew
Michael-James Wixted ...
David
Hildy Brooks ...
Helga Ziegner
Jessica Rains ...
Andrea
Walter Friedel ...
Herr Ziegner
Charles Lampkin ...
Constable

Directed by

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Franklin J. Schaffner

Written by

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Ernest Hemingway ... (novel)
 
Denne Bart Petitclerc ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Peter Bart ... producer
Max Palevsky ... producer
Ken Wales ... associate producer

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Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography by

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Fred J. Koenekamp

Film Editing by

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Robert Swink

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton

Production Design by

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William J. Creber

Art Direction by

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John Dapper ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Raphael Bretton

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Del Acevedo ... makeup artist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley ... hair stylist (as Lola Skip McNalley)
Rick Sharp ... makeup artist

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Francisco Day ... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. ... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)

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Kurt Neumann ... assistant director
Lorin Bennett Salob ... second assistant director (as Lorin B. Salob)

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Donald L. Nobles ... construction coordinator (as Don Nobles)
Ernie Sawyers ... property master (as Ernie Sawyers Sr.)

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Howard Beals ... sound effects editor
C. Darin Knight ... sound mixer (as Darin Knight)
John Wilkinson ... re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)

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Alex Weldon ... special effects
Kevin Pike ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

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Thomas Laughridge ... camera operator (as Tom Laughridge)
John Murray ... key grip
Gene Stout ... gaffer

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G. Tony Scarano ... wardrobe (as Tony Scarano)

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June Edgerton ... music editor
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator
Harry Bluestone ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Dennis Budimir ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Larry Bunker ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith ... conductor (uncredited)
Artie Kane ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)

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Marshall Schlom ... script supervisor
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Plot Summary

It's 1940 in the British-controlled Bahamas. While the war rages on in Europe, the islands are only peripherally affected by it, with Captain Ralph and his crew smuggling the occasional refugee escaping the war. Twice divorced American Thomas Mann, a man's type of man who works primarily as an industrial artist, has a small close knit group of friends including: Eddy, who, like Tom, drinks a little too much, and who gets into too many fights of his own making especially when he's had a few too many; Lil, a lady of the evening; and Joseph, who takes care of and captains his boat which is used for fishing among other exploits. Three chapters in this phase of Tom's life are told in chronological order. In "The Boys", Tom is expecting a visit from his three sons, who he has not seen in four years and who are going to spend the summer with him: nineteen year old Tommy from his first marriage to Audrey, and fourteen year old Davey and ten year old Andy from his second marriage to Joan. While Audrey was the love of his life but the two who could not be married in destroying the other, Tom and Joan had an abusive relationship, that abuse which Davey is old enough to remember, hence he being the one of the three offspring who does not want to spend any time with his father. In "The Woman", Tom receives an unexpected visit from Audrey, who he has not seen in years. Beyond the reason Audrey has come to the island from New York, further aspects of Tom and Audrey's relationship are illuminated, those aspects past and present, and arguably future. And in "The Journey", Tom decides to sail back to the States largely because of what Audrey had to tell him. Tom's trip ends up not being as he expected, with the war and Eddy affecting what happens. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • The Boys (United States)
  • The Island (United States)
  • The Journey (United States)
  • The Woman (United States)
  • L'île des adieux (France)
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  • 104 min
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Trivia Jerry Goldsmith repeatedly said this was his favorite score he composed. 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Legend of Dinosaurs (1989). See more »
Quotes Thomas Hudson: I know now there's no "one thing" that is true. It is all true.
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