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Crusoe (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | 31 March 1989 (USA)
Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.

Director:

Caleb Deschanel

Writers:

Daniel Defoe (book), Walon Green (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Quinn ... Crusoe
Elvis Payne Elvis Payne ... Runaway Slave
Richard D. Sharp Richard D. Sharp ... Colcol (as Richard Sharp)
Colin Bruce Colin Bruce ... Clerk
William Hootkins ... Auctioneer
Shane Rimmer ... Mr. Mather
Jimmy Nail ... Tatik
Patrick Monckton Patrick Monckton ... Cook (as Patrick Monkton)
Chris Pitt Chris Pitt ... Kitchen Lad
James Kennedy James Kennedy ... Capt. Harding
Timothy Spall ... Rev. Milne (as Tim Spall)
Ade Sapara ... The Warrior
Hepburn Graham Hepburn Graham ... Lucky
Raymond Johnson ... 1st Victim
Ricco Ross ... 2nd Victim
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Storyline

Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Крузо See more »

Filming Locations:

Avala Studios, Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,010, 2 April 1989

Gross USA:

$315,421

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$315,421
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Island Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

This was first announced in 1973. See more »

Goofs

When Crusoe comes up from the hull of the ship, after salvaging provisions, there is a CINDER BLOCK in the frame behind Mr. Quinns "Crusoe" character. Cinder blocks were not used until the 1920's. See more »

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Version of Little Robinson Crusoe (1924) See more »

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Better than other versions
30 November 2012 | by regahsofSee all my reviews

Several years ago my brother and I tried, largely in vain, to find a Robinson Crusoe film adaptation that satisfied our deep curiosity with the story. We had read the fabulous work and knew its major themes, so searching for a visual adaptation was exciting. We found one version with Pierce Brosnan and then a black and white one, both of which were not fulfilling. This movie picks up the quest for a visual characterization of Daniel Defoe's title character and leaves me somewhat satisfied, at least more so than the previous ones I've seen. Missing the first few minutes, I began in on the movie just after Crusoe is shipwrecked. The film has great visuals and moves from one event/occurrence to another pretty steadily, but it was lacking in both depth of the Crusoe character and a general study of the character's relationship to nature and God, two aspects that the original story effectively focuses on. I did not experience a depth of connection with Aidan Quinn, who played Crusoe, and it feels like he is more just a random character in a made for TV movie rather than the rugged, time tested, and matured Robinson Crusoe I tend to imagine. I kept hoping the movie would have a "7" or "14" or even "21 years later" scene where we gasp and wonder how the time has changed Crusoe and wonder what he's been up to, like in "Cast Away" with Chuck Nolan. While there are some touching moments, I give it 6/10 stars for the previous reasons. I wanted a more integrated piece that zeroes in on the man Robinson Crusoe rather than a film that jumps from one island event to another and doesn't return to the title character and his story. Still, it's watchable.


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