Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival on the island, until he meets Friday, a tribesman whom he saves from being sacrificed. Initially, Crusoe is thrilled to finally have a friend, but he has to defend himself against the tribe who uses the island to sacrifice tribesmen to their gods. Over time, their relationship changes from master-slave to a mutual respected friendship despite their difference in culture and religion.Written by
It was originally made as a U.S. television film for Hallmark in 1994. Miramax then bought the rights to capitalize on Pierce Brosnan being named the latest James Bond, with a plan to distribute it as a theatrical release. It was finally released on television in the U.S. in 2001. See more »
At the beginning of the voyage, Crusoe is wearing a wedding ring. He hasn't gotten married yet. See more »
I am a journalist Robert, I assure you. I have very little interest in your flights of fancy.
You Daniel Defoe are a writer. It's your destiny as such to bring this remarkable man's story, a story of intense struggle, extraordinary friendship, and undying love to the world.
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My mother once told me that if I don't have something nice to say that I should stay quite. But this movie was so bad that I can't keep my silence. Those of you with great standards please forgive me for I have to say these bad thoughts...This film deserved a much better director and I can't tell you how disappointed I was by Pierce Brosnin. The script, cinematography, editing, acting, and directing failed to elecite any interest of staying awake. To all those who love a good adventure film...stay away. The money you would spend on this film's rental could feed a poor child somewhere in the world. I am really sorry, Mom.
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