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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 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:

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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 »

Connections

Version of Play for Today: Man Friday (1972) See more »

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4 November 2014 | by max843See all my reviews

"Crusoe" came on in the middle of the night on Multiplex. Do remember the buzz in 88 before it was released. Surprised it didn't do better in the American market.

Optics are stunningly beautiful, sets appear authentic to my unprofessional eye - and Serbia is absolutely gorgeous. Sinful what has happened to that country.

Beginning scenes reminiscent of recent films such as "12 Years A Slave" and others. Painful to watch, but a necessary back story. Agree with previous reviews that this version of Daniel Defoe's story conveys well the isolation, desperation and redemption of man. Good on director Caleb Deschanel.

Thought it was a bit too convenient our hero just happened to retrieve a razor, soap and other necessities from the wreck. And especially, his ship-launching skills were a wonder to behold.

Loved Aiden Quinn's interaction with the ship's dog, especially compared to his first encounter with Hepburn Graham. Telling.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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