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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.

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(as Fraser Clarke Heston)

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(as Fraser Clarke Heston), (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Long John Silver
... Jim Hawkins
... Capt. Billy Bones
... Blind Pew
... Squire Trelawney
... Dr. Livesey
... Mrs. Hawkins
Clive Wood ... Captain Smollet
... Ben Gunn (as Nicolas Amer)
John Abbott ... Joyce
... Redruth
James Coyle ... Morgan
Michael Halsey ... Israel Hands
Michael Thoma ... Hunter
... George Merry (as Peter Postlethwaite)
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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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22 January 1990 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Richard Johnson (Squire Trelawny) and Christopher Lee (Blind Pew) died only two days apart: Johnson on June 5, 2015 and Lee on June 7, 2015. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Flint's men are attacking the inn, Mrs. Hawkins is carrying a candlestick... with an electric cord running from it. 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 Treasure Island (1934) See more »

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The Star of the County Down
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[Heard in the background during the Bristol tavern scene]
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Very good movie for all ages and great performance by Heston
12 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Although this was a made for TV movie, Ted Turner wanted, and got, a great movie from an old story that has been shot on the screen many times. But none, in my opinion, as good as this.

Charelton Heston's performance was magnificent. Had the movie been produced for theatrical release, I believe that Heston would have gotten nominated for yet another Academy award, as probably would have the cinematography as well.

I highly recommend this movie for a delightful evening that the whole family can and will enjoy. Go ahead, pop some popcorn and find out. And for you true Charleton Heston fans, I'd also recommend another obscure title, "Mother Load."


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