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Castaway (1986)

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 ... See full summary »

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 ... Rod
John Sessions ... Man in Pub
Virginia Hey ... Janice
Sorel Johnson Sorel Johnson ... Lara
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 Joseph Blatchley ... Registrar
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Storyline

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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Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kitaszított See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$483,460
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

UK singer Kate Bush was initially asked to star in the film, but she was put-off by the sexual material of the screenplay. Instead she provided a song. See more »

Quotes

Gerald Kingsland: I believe in our future here.
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Connections

Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Castaways (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Oliver Reed throwing his career away
6 April 2000 | by alicecbrSee all my reviews

What a shame that the star of "Women in Love" and "Oliver" should end his days with such trash as this and "House of Usher". He overacts all through the movie. Of course, the plot is somewhat ridiculous but is every man's nightmare, "What if you were castaway on a desert island (by your own choice) with a beautiful woman who wouldn't let you near her?" She's a complete tease but is not portrayed as the villainess she actually is. She makes me, a woman, ashamed of my sex.

He is usually the gentleman, but despite the writing, Oliver shows the desperation of the man who really got screwed (and didn't). Can't waste any more time on this trivia. Oh, yes, I own the movie in case anyone wants it.


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