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Shipwrecked (1990)

Haakon Haakonsen (original title)
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A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.

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Nils Gaup

Writers:

O.V. Falck-Ytter (book), Nils Gaup (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stian Smestad ... Haakon Haakonsen
Gabriel Byrne ... Lt. John Merrick
Louisa Milwood-Haigh Louisa Milwood-Haigh ... Mary (as Louisa Haigh)
Trond Peter Stamsø Munch Trond Peter Stamsø Munch ... Jens
Bjørn Sundquist Bjørn Sundquist ... Mr. Håkonsen
Eva von Hanno Eva von Hanno ... Mrs. Håkonsen
Kjell Stormoen Kjell Stormoen ... The Captain
Karl Sundby Karl Sundby ... Bosun
Knut Walle ... Berg
Harald Brenna Harald Brenna ... Steine
John Sigurd Kristensen John Sigurd Kristensen ... Bakken
Geo von Krogh Geo von Krogh ... Old Salt
Frank Krog Frank Krog ... Wernes
Joachim Rafaelsen Joachim Rafaelsen ... Ole
Guy Fithen Guy Fithen ... Thatcher
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Storyline

Haakon Haakonsen didn't want to go to sea so young, but when his father, a Norwegian sailor, comes home with a badly wounded foot in the 1850s, the Haakonsen family finances require him to enlist as ship boy aboard a British ship under Royal Navy authority. After some hazing he buckles up to learn the hard work and gets accepted by the rough crew. Then Royal Navy lieutenant John Merrick is welcomed to take charge of security on a long voyage to Sidney and Calcutta, through pirates-infested waters, but Haakon distrusts him after finding out that he packed concealed weapons; indeed Merrick secretly poisons the captain. Haakon and his guardian angel, his father's best mate Jens, were about to feel the claw of the cat for helping a stowaway when a rock wrecks the ship. Haakon washes up an island where he finds a pirates treasure and weapons. Written by KGF Vissers

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A quest for survival that became the adventure of a lifetime.

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Adventure | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Norway | Sweden | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Fiji See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,871,766, 3 March 1991

Gross USA:

$15,104,156

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,104,156
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A dramatization by Norwegian author O. V. Falck-Ytter's "Haakon Haakonsen. En norsk Robinson" (Haakon Haakonsen. A Norwegian Robinson), an action-adventure story aimed at youths, it was inspired by Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" and published in 1873. See more »

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When Merrick shoots the chain on the ship, the chain breaks before his gun fires. See more »

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Håkon: I thought I'd never see you again. I thought I'd never see anybody again.
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Håkon Håkonsen
30 December 2005 | by BELL_See all my reviews

STORY: Haakon Haakonsen is a young boy which joins his older brother, Jens, on a ship with a mostly foreign crew. As the youngest and most unexperienced member of the crew, Haakons gets a really hard time from the others. But he learns fast, and builds up respect from some of the crew over time. Then one day the ship gets hit by a huge storm, and gets wrecked. Haakon Haakonsen wakes up at an island alone. He now stands in front of many challenges, and gets to use the moral, and the skills he have built up inside of him. He also meets some of the crew-members again, and gets to learn that they don't earn all the respect they had on the ship at all. Haakon now stands in front of the challenge of survival, and then to get off the island..

INFORMATION/RATING: The story's time-line I believe is somewhere in the late 1800's or early 1900, as the ship they work on is a Caravel type of ship, among with other time-like indicators.

This is a movie is a good and typical adventure-movie, which contains moral-like characters, and cynic pirate-like characters. Of course, there is a treasure too:) The story in "Shipwrecked" is a lot like "Mutiny on the Bounty", "Robinson Crusoe", so if you like movies/stories like these, you will very probably enjoy this too! "Shipwrecked" is from 1990, and it's a Norwegian-produced movie, so you cannot expect the hugest Hollywood-effects in it, but i think this could be a positive factor too. Still I believe that this is a indicator to the "User Rating" of the movie. Many watchers forget this when they watch movies. My point is; If "Shipwrecked" was made today, with the same story, I believe the user-rating would be up at 7.0 - 7.5 and maybe even higher. As I use to tell my friends: You need to know what you are watching, if not the watch is being watched:) If you are critically focused when you watch this movie, I'm sure you will find a lot of errors and goofs, but if you watch it with clean sheets I'm sure you'll love it. When I take the production year- and production country in mind, i give this movie: 8 of 10


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