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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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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Only producing credit of director William A. Graham. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[first lines]
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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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 »


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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Oh God....the horror.
15 November 2004 | by crazyrabbitsSee all my reviews

Oh boy. Where do I start...this movie...words are failing me...it's just so incomprehensibly bad. Whose idea was it to make this piece of trash, anyway? The plot sucks, the characters REALLY suck, and it looks like the film crew just ripped off half the scenes from the first film. There are plot holes galore: how do you get pneumonia from standing outside for 30 seconds in the rain, when you waited out a storm while standing outside not 10 minutes before? Where did the cannibal people come from all of a sudden? Why is that old guy who's the skipper on that ship look exactly like that old guy who took care of the children in the first movie? If you have the chance to be rescued, why do you stay in isolation on a tropical island? How did the parents die if the sailor at the end of the first movie said they were alive? The main "actors" in this movie have horrible acting skills. There's no plot whatsoever. It just boggles the mind! I need a stiff drink.


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