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Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 14 October 1978
The castaways must try to readjust to life in civilization after they are rescued from the island.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gilligan
... Skipper Jonas Grumby
... Thurston Howell III
... Lovey Wentworth Howell
... Ginger Grant
... Professor Roy Hinkley, Jr.
... Mary Ann Summers
... Dimitri
... Ivan
... Producer
... Cindy Smith
June Whitley Taylor ... Miss Ainsworth
Martin Rudy ... Dean
Mary Gregory ... Mrs. Devonshire
Glenn Robards ... Mr. Devonshire
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When a decaying Russian satellite crashes on the island, the Professor uses a key component for a barometer. With that device, he learns that a massive wave is going to swamp the island. In desperation, the castaways lash their huts together into one structure in order to have any chance to ride the disaster out. The wave strikes the island and the hut is swept out to sea. Once there, Gilligan accidents starts a fire trying to cook a meal and nearly burns the floating hut down. Occupied with stopping the fire, the gang fails to notice that the smoke caught the attention of a naval helicopter who summoned a ship to rescue the castaways. In triumph, they return to Hawaii, only to learn that things have changed over the years and they will have trouble fitting in. To further complicate matters, two Russian spies are after that the key component that Gilligan now wears as necklace. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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14 October 1978 (USA)  »

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Rescate de la isla de Guilligan  »

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The Rescue from Gilligans Island TV movie was one of the most viewed shows of all time. The made for TV movie scored 52 % (30.2) in the Nielson ratings which remains of the highest ratings of all time for a TV movie. See more »

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After saving Mr Howell when he fell into the ocean, the Professor gets back in the floating hut with his hair wet & matted down. A few minutes later, he sticks his head out of the back of the hut to look for Gilligan and his hair is completely dry and groomed. See more »

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[The seat of the chair the Skipper is sitting in has been varnished]
Skipper: What could be stupider than varnishing the seat of a chair?
Gilligan: Sitting in the seat of a chair that's just been varnished.
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Spoofed in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror III (1992) See more »

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Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
Music by George Wyle
Lyrics by Sherwood Schwartz
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One of the best Reunion Movies
14 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Even though Tina Louise is missing from the movie, and the cast looks older, they still pulled off a very convincing movie. Unlike the Andy Griffith reunion where Barney is still deputy, which doesn't make any sense because he had been a Raleigh detective by the end of the original series, or the Dick Van Dyke Reunion where mush of the script doesn't make a bit of sense, especially the part of Rob playing on his computer. Unlike these and other reunions of 60s sitcoms, Rescue from Gilligan's Island makes sense. The castaways had been on the island for 15 years, and any hope of being rescued has long since past, which accounts for the fact that the castaways look much older. The radio has been dead for years, and the barometer doesn't work either, until Gilligan finds a disc on the Lagoon from a Soviet satellite.

The Professor is able to fix the barometer to only find out that a storm is coming, which will wash away the island. Thus, the castaways build a boat by joining all three huts together (why they didn't think of that before, we'll never know), and then are rescued later on. Each person returns to pick up his/her life, but things aren't going very well. Gilligan and the Skipper have to prove that it wasn't the Skipper's fault for the shipwreck, Ginger will not do a nude scene, Mary Anne doesn't love her fiance of 15 years, and the Howells' are being taken for their money. Also, the Professor has become a celebrity, instead of the scientist he wanted. It's a great story-line, much better of any TV reunion movie.

Although Tina Louise is absent, Judith Baldwin's performance is a fair one, convincing enough, although she does look younger than everyone else. The movie lacks in a few places, but it's overall a great movie, and is very much like the series, silly but classic. At the end of it, they're shipwrecked again on the same island, which in one way doesn't make sense because didn't the island get washed away in the storm? But hey, it's like the series, silly to the end.


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