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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.

Director:

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 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

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:

Shipwrecked See more »

Filming Locations:

Fiji See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK 60,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,100,000, 31 December 1990
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of a number of Walt Disney productions made about castaways. These include the studio's hit 1960 family castaway film Swiss Family Robinson (1960), their 1962 movie In Search of the Castaways (1962), Shipwrecked (1990), The Castaway Cowboy (1974) and The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980). See more »

Goofs

Jens is supposed to be pronounced "Yahns", but is pronounced "Jehns" in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Håkon: What are you doing here?
Mary: I'm going to Calcutta. Same as you.
Håkon: Why?
Mary: To get away from some busy-bodies who want to put me in an orphanage, alright?
Håkon: Why don't you just live with your parents?
Mary: Because I'm an orphan. If you must know. Why else do you think they'd put me in an orphanage?
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A Wonderful Film
8 July 2003 | by pacmangoSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie since the 2nd grade, so I can only speak from the perspective of a child. It was an amazing movie, and I can still remember the villain well. It was suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. That being said, sure: if I were to see it again today I might see small flaws in the acting and/or plot, but the key here is that it captures the imaginations of children, which was its purpose. I am not rating this movie since I have not seen it for 12 years.


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