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Treasure Island (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.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Fraser C. Heston's next movie was Needful Things (1993). In that movie, Leland Gaunt (Max von Sydow) sells a first edition of "Treasure Island". See more »

Goofs

After Jim Hawkins cuts the anchor line on the Hispaniola, the vessel is seen underway to the North Inlet where he intends to beach it. Both anchors are still in place at the bow of the ship. See more »

Quotes

[the pirates have heard what appears to be the ghost of Captain Flint]
George Merry: Long John, don't you go crossing no spirit!
Long John Silver: Spirit, eh? Maybe. But man, beast, or spirit... I don't care if it's Beelzebub himself. I'M GONNA GET THAT LOOT!
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Version of Treasure Island (1985) 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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Beyond any shadow of a doubt, the single greatest adaptation available!
10 November 2004 | by eringobragh-1See all my reviews

I read the book about 20 times a week as a kid. I saw every adaptation for the screen. Disney's was crap! Muppet was a joke. Every animated version was dumbed down. Only this one was faithful to the book. Even better, the actors were perfectly cast across the board. Each and every pirate was terrifying. Each and every good guy seemed nice enough until the fights started, at which they were badass!

This movie made me investigate the actors and I was so disappointed that they were all so wonderful in this, but they never had any better roles afterwards.

All actors were great, but the standouts were Julian Glover as Dr. Livesey, Richard Johnson as Squire Trelawney, Clive Wood as Capt. Smollet, and Nicholas Amer as Ben Gunn. Christian Bale, Charlton Heston, and Christopher Lee were fantastic and perfectly cast (surprise, surprise!)

For any kid, whether an actual kid or a kid at heart, let them watch this, rather than every other one (they are, to a one, crappy).


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