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Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)

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In this sequel to The Blue Lagoon (1980), two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become suntanned teenagers in love.

Director:

William A. Graham

Writers:

Henry De Vere Stacpoole (book), Leslie Stevens (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milla Jovovich ... Lilli Hargrave
Brian Krause ... Richard Lestrange
Lisa Pelikan ... Sarah Hargrave
Courtney Barilla ... Young Lilli (as Courtney Phillips)
Garette Ratliff Henson ... Young Richard (as Garette Patrick Ratliff)
Emma James Emma James ... Infant Lilli
Jackson Barton Jackson Barton ... Infant Richard
Nana Coburn Nana Coburn ... Sylvia Hilliard
Brian Blain Brian Blain ... Captain Jacob Hilliard
Peter Hehir Peter Hehir ... Quinlan
Alexander Petersons Alexander Petersons ... Giddens
John Mann ... First Captain
Wayne Pygram ... Kearney
John Dicks John Dicks ... Penfield
Gus Mercurio ... First Mate
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Storyline

While the general theme of this film resembles "The Blue Lagoon" (the film for which this is a sequel), the basic plot is quite different. We open the film with a ship finding the craft with our original characters in it, Richard and Emmeline dead and Paddy alive. Established in the first film, the only word Paddy ever says is "Richard", so the crew assumes Richard is the infant's name. Taken in by Sarah, a widow with an infant baby girl Lilli, Richard (Paddy) is cared for in a return to civilization. Struck by cholera, the crew of the ship start to die and the captain sets Sarah, Richard, Lilli and a healthy crew member on a lifeboat in an attempt to preserve their lives. With water and food running short, the crew member escorting Sarah and the children becomes dangerous, so Sarah takes the only course of action she feels suitable to preserve the children: she strikes him and throws him overboard. Taking control of the small craft, she eventually guides them back to the island of ... Written by Bree Pearson

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Alone... wild... untamed... On an uncharted island, two young castaways have uncovered the mysteries of life. Now he must rescue her from the one thing that can destroy their love... civilization. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El regreso a la laguna azul See more »

Filming Locations:

Fiji See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,807,854
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While filming was indeed difficult at first, idyllic conditions prevailed as soon as Milla Jovovich and Brian Krause began their scenes. As if on schedule, breathtaking seas of deepest blue and endless azure skies highlighted the filmmaking activity on an expansive white sandy beach outside the village of Lavena. Maravu Beach, Bouma Falls, which cascades into a beautiful pool, and a swamp at Vunitai'awau, also proved to be spectacular locations as filming progressed. A climactic sequence was filmed in a shark channel at Vurevure by underwater photographers Ron Taylor and Valerie Taylor, who at the time were considered by many to be the foremost underwater photographers in the world. See more »

Goofs

Richard continually beats the shark swimming across the reef. A shark can swim from between 25-45mph whereas most Olympic swimmers can only swim about 5mph. He would stand no chance. See more »

Quotes

Lilli: Mother died six years ago.
Capt. Jacob Hilliard: How do you follow the years?
Richard: She taught us. We count the moons, we know that twelve full moon are one year.
Lilli: We have Christmas and Thanksgiving, and Easter, although we're not exactly sure we celebrate them on the right days.
Capt. Jacob Hilliard: It's utterly amazing, the two of you all these years in this remote, Godforsaken place.
Lilli: Not Godforsaken, Captain Hilliard. Not Godforsaken at all.
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Alternate Versions

Both the US pan & scan DVD and the European wide screen DVD are reframed to cut out Lilli's breast in the scene where she's looking at herself in the mirror. The older VHS releases showed her nipple at the very bottom of the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Fifth Element (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

A World of Our Own
Music by Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Produced by Dennis Lambert and Barry Mann
Performed by Surface featuring Bernard Jackson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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23 June 1999 | by KittennSee all my reviews

I loved the original version, well, the 1980 original version, and I found this to be basically a copy which wanted to cash in on the success of the first. The theme was basically the same, with unnecessary violence added in.


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