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Castaway (1986)

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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.

Director:

Nicolas Roeg

Writers:

Lucy Irvine (book), Allan Scott
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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
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 »

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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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Interesting imagery, fairly believable
3 August 2001 | by Moondrop_CSee all my reviews

Two people who barely know each other, spend a year on an island together. They suffer malnutrition, stormy weather, and just plain I'm-sick-of-you-itis. I managed to catch this movie a while back on cable. I love watching movies from England, Australia or New Zealand because they're so different from what I'm used to. This movie didn't disappoint there. There was only one thing missing from this movie to make it totally realistic. Amanda Donohoe played a young, presumably fertile woman on an island for 12 months and never so much as had PMS, if you catch my drift. Forgive me, but as a woman, this is something I think of *whenever* I think about being stranded *anywhere* for months at a time. All in all, though, a very entertaining movie.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$483,460
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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