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The Blue Lagoon ()


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In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual... See more »

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Emmeline Lestrange
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Richard Lestrange
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Paddy Button
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Arthur Lestrange
Elva Josephson ...
Young Emmeline
Glenn Kohan ...
Young Richard
Alan Hopgood ...
Captain
Gus Mercurio ...
Officer
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Lookout (as Jeffrey Means)
Bradley Pryce ...
Little Paddy
Chad Timmerman ...
Infant Paddy (as Chad Timmermans)
Gert Jacoby ...
Sailor
Alex Hamilton ...
Sailor
Richard Evanson ...
Sailor

Directed by

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Randal Kleiser

Written by

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Henry De Vere Stacpoole ... (based on the novel by)
 
Douglas Day Stewart ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Richard Franklin ... co-producer
Randal Kleiser ... producer

Music by

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Basil Poledouris

Cinematography by

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Néstor Almendros ... director of photography (as Nestor Almendros)

Film Editing by

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Robert Gordon

Editorial Department

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Lorenzo DeStefano ... apprentice editor
Dolly Gordon ... assistant editor (as Dolly Fendel)

Casting By

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Vic Ramos

Art Direction by

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Jon Dowding

Costume Design by

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Jean-Pierre Dorléac

Makeup Department

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Irene Walls ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Peter Bogart ... production manager
Barbi Taylor ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter Bogart ... assistant director
Mark Piper ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Allen Brown ... art department staff
Ken Hazelwood ... construction manager
Nick Hepworth ... property master
Clive Jones ... art department staff
Gregg O'Connell ... constructor
Gerry Powderly ... constructor
John Taylor ... art department staff
Nicolaas Van Roosendael ... property buyer

Sound Department

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Wayne Artman ... re-recording mixer
Tom Beckert ... re-recording mixer
Paul Clark ... production sound mixer
John Duffy ... sound editor
Chris Goldsmith ... boom operator
William Hooper ... assistant sound editor
Michael Jiron ... re-recording mixer
Emile Razpopov ... sound effects supervisor

Special Effects by

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Chuck E. Stewart ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

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Jeffrey Kleiser ... special optical effects

Stunts

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Kathy Troutt ... stunt coordinator
Wally Crowder ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Kathy Troutt ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Brostoff ... assistant camera
Ray Brown ... key grip
Peter Lyons Collister ... insert photography (as Peter Lyons)
Ian Dewhurst ... electrician
Jack Endacott ... assistant camera
Tony Holtham ... electrician
Roger G. Jans ... still photographer
Vincent Monton ... additional photographer
Ron Taylor ... underwater photographer
Valerie Taylor ... underwater photographer
Paul Thompson ... second grip
Hal Trussell ... gaffer
Peter Lyons Collister ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Rosalie Joseph ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Aphrodite Kondos ... wardrober

Location Management

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Philip Worth ... location manager

Music Department

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George Doering ... musician
Sam E. Levin ... music editor
Brian May ... music coordinator
Greig McRitchie ... orchestrator
Basil Poledouris ... conductor
Sydney Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by (as The Austrailian Symphony Orchestra)
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Other crew

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Bernadette Franklin ... production assistant
Chi-Chung Fu ... graphic artist: titles (as Chi Chung Fu)
Marilyn Giardino ... script supervisor
Dan Harary ... regional publicist
Fred Harding ... auditor
Rosalie Winkler Karalekas ... production coordinator (as Rosalie Winkler Trencher)
Dessie Markovsky ... dialogue supervisor
Gary Moore ... seaplane pilot
Warwick Ross ... production assistant
Martin Simpson ... unit doctor
Helen Watts ... production secretary

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

On a journey to San Francisco, Richard, his father and cousin Emmeline find themselves on a ship about to explode. Rushed to a lifeboat with Paddy Button, the two children escape while their father (and uncle) are on another lifeboat. In the chaos following, the lifeboats are separated. Paddy, Richard and Emmeline find themselves with no food and no water stuck in the middle of nowhere. After some time, the three come across an uncharted paradise, where Paddy quickly teaches the children fishing, hunting and building. After maybe a month or two, Paddy gets very drunk off a barrel of rum found on the island when they first arrive, and drowns in the middle of the night. Emmeline and Richard, now alone and very scared, move location and rebuild their island home. Many years later, the two young teenagers have developed a very real home, but hormones and feelings between the two strain their friendship, until Richard, who is still very determined to reach San Francisco, is let down by Emmeline when a ship passes by the island and she does not light the signal fire. Throwing her out of the home they had built together, Emmeline attempts to survive on her own but is hurt. After Richard finds her dying, he realizes how he really feels for her and manages to save her. Nature runs its course and their friendship turns into love as the couple learn about the facts of life, when Emmeline has a baby and does not understand why. Written by Bree Pearson

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Taglines A story of natural love. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Blue Lagoon (World-wide, English title)
  • Le lagon bleu (France)
  • El llac blau (Spain, Catalan title)
  • El lago azul (Spain)
  • A kék lagúna (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia After seeing the movie, John Gibbons, a herpetologist (reptile scientist) at the University of the South Pacific, realized that the iguanas that appeared in the film were a distinct species that had never been seen or documented by scientists before. Afterwards, Gibbons visited Nanuya Levu, the Fiji Island where the movie was made, and named the species the Fiji Crested Iguana. See more »
Goofs Richard is right handed as a child but left handed as an adult. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Competitive Sushi Eater (2013). See more »
Quotes Richard Lestrange: What are you LOOKING at?
Emmeline Lestrange: Your muscles.
Richard Lestrange: What about them? You're really acting silly lately, Em. Always saying DUMB things like that. Always LOOKING at me funny! You're not coming down with something, are you? Don't give it to me.
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