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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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In a secluded paradise... surrounded by a coral sea, a boy and a girl grew up alone. Now they are experiencing the first awakenings of love. A love that can only be threatened... by discovery. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return to the Blue Lagoon See more »

Filming Locations:

Fiji See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,277,428, 4 August 1991

Gross USA:

$2,807,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,807,854
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the ship that visited the island was "TRADEWIND" whilst the name of the small sail boat was "LA VOLANTE". See more »

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When the Tradewind arrives at the island, Captain Hillard says, "Keep them in your sights. They may not be civilized.", to which Richard replies, "Civilized. C-I-V-I-L-I-Z-I-D." See more »

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scrolling text: 1897 - Fifteen years before our story begins, two children were shipwrecked on an uncharted island. The little boy and girl grew up alone in this lost paradise. As man and woman, they discovered a pure and natural love. In time, a child was born. But in a tragic accident, they were driven out to sea away from their island. Drifting for days, they believed that their lives and the life of their baby were at an end. Then a passing vessel drew near...
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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 »

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Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Civil Wars (1992) 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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Lukewarm leftovers
21 July 2013 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

RETURN TO THE BLUE LAGOON, made 11 years after the successful first film, is one of those movies that's happy to reprise the plot of the original while adding a few twists and tweaks of its own. It's an entirely superfluous kind of film that sees yet another couple of kids washed up on a desert island and having to fend for themselves against nature and their fellow man.

There are a few differences here - the adult with them is a woman, the boy is the son of the couple from THE BLUE LAGOON, they're staying in the same place so make use of the already-there house, etc. - but none of them make a difference. Once again the film is all about puberty, isolation, love and family, except as it's not original it feels like a lukewarm rehash of the first movie.

The acting doesn't really sit right either. The age gap between Milla Jovovich and Brian Krause is too obvious, and Krause is as equally wooden as Christopher Atkins before him. Jovovich definitely has something feral within her, but less use is made of that as in THE FIFTH ELEMENT, which handled her unique qualities perfectly. Director William A. Graham made a career of TV movies and although RETURN TO THE BLUE LAGOON had a theatrical release, it feels very much like a second-rate outing in every respect.


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