Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island.

Director:

Nicolas Roeg

Writers:

Lucy Irvine (book), Allan Scott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Reed ... Gerald Kingsland
Amanda Donohoe ... Lucy Irvine
Georgina Hale ... Sister Saint Margaret
Frances Barber ... Sister Saint Winifred
Tony Rickards ... Jason
Todd Rippon Todd Rippon ... Rod
John Sessions ... Man in Pub
Virginia Hey ... Janice
Sorel Johnson Sorel Johnson ... Lara / Lucy's friend
Len Peihopa Len Peihopa ... Ronald
Paul Reynolds ... Mike Kingsland
Sean Hamilton Sean Hamilton ... Geoffrey Kingsland
Sarah Harper Sarah Harper ... Swimming Teacher
Stephen Jenn Stephen Jenn ... Shop Manager
Joseph Blatchley ... Registrar
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Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irvine takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the island things prove a lot less idyllic than in the movies, and gradually it becomes clear that it is Lucy who has the desire and the strength to try and see the year through. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Oliver Reed claimed he lost weight in order to make the film using a vodka diet. See more »

Quotes

Gerald Kingsland: I believe in our future here.
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In Tangier Down a Windy Street
By David Mills
Performed by Herbie Mann
From the album "Stone Flute"
Published by Donovan (Music) Ltd.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Underrated Roeg film
2 August 2000 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

After Walkabout this is Nic Roeg's most beautiful film. Stunning photography by Harvey Harrison complements the story of two loners who set out to live on a deserted Pacific island for a whole year. Oliver Reed and Amanda Donohoe are both excellent as the two frustrated Britons who don't exactly enjoy their year together.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Castaway See more »

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Gross USA:

$483,460
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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