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Treasure Island (1990)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | TV Movie 22 January 1990
The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director:

Fraser C. Heston (as Fraser Clarke Heston)

Writers:

Fraser C. Heston (as Fraser Clarke Heston), Robert Louis Stevenson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlton Heston ... Long John Silver
Christian Bale ... Jim Hawkins
Oliver Reed ... Capt. Billy Bones
Christopher Lee ... Blind Pew
Richard Johnson ... Squire Trelawney
Julian Glover ... Dr. Livesey
Isla Blair ... Mrs. Hawkins
Clive Wood Clive Wood ... Captain Smollet
Nicholas Amer ... Ben Gunn (as Nicolas Amer)
John Abbott John Abbott ... Joyce
James Cosmo ... Redruth
James Coyle James Coyle ... Morgan
Michael Halsey ... Israel Hands
Michael Thoma Michael Thoma ... Hunter
Pete Postlethwaite ... George Merry (as Peter Postlethwaite)
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Storyline

Young Jim Hawkins, while running the Benbow Inn with his mother, meets Captain Billy Bones, who dies at the inn while it is besieged by buccaneers led by Blind Pew. Jim and his mother fight off the attackers and discover Billy Bones' treasure map for which the buccaneers had come. Jim agrees to sail on the Hispaniola with Squire Trelawney and Dr. Livesey to find the treasure on a mysterious island. Upon arriving at the island, ship's cook and scalawag Long John Silver leads a mutiny of crew members who want the treasure for themselves. Jim helps the Squire and Hispaniola officers to survive the mutiny and fight back against Silver's men, who have taken over the Hispaniola. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Sail the high seas. Battle the pirates. Live the adventure.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ilha do Tesouro See more »

Filming Locations:

Clovelly, Devon, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although not the most famous, this film is widely considered to be the best and most accurate adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. See more »

Goofs

When the loyals are transporting the treasure to the Hispaniola, Ben Gunn falls down the scuttle carrying a sack of coins. When Silver bends to pick one up, the parrot is seen on his shoulder. In the close-up immediately after this, the parrot is gone. See more »

Quotes

Morgan: I don't feel sharp. Thinking of Flint's whats done me!
Long John Silver: Thinking at all has done you Tom Morgan!
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Connections

Version of Theatre Parade: Treasure Island (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star of the County Down
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Traditional
[Heard in the background during the Bristol tavern scene]
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Superb...
12 August 2002 | by poe426See all my reviews

Along with George C. Scott's performance as Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Charlton Heston's performance as Long John Silver will go down as one of the highlights of 20th century television. In an utterly amazing turn, Heston metamorphosizes chameleon-like into one of literature's most enduring villains. This is the kind of performance that needs to be seen to be believed- and believe it you will! Had Heston chosen, he could very well have become one of The Silver Screen's leading villains. (THE THREE MUSKETEERS and THE FOUR MUSKETEERS are also offered in evidence.) Superb writing and direction by Fraser Heston in aid of must also be noted. Must-see telemovie.


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