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Robinson Crusoe (1997)

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1703: Robinson Crusoe has to leave Scotland for a year, but after months sailing, a storm wrecks his ship. He ends up as only survivor on a desolate island.

Directors:

Rod Hardy (as Rodney K. Hardy), George Miller

Writers:

Daniel Defoe (novel), Christopher Lofton (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pierce Brosnan ... Robinson Crusoe
William Takaku William Takaku ... Man Friday
Polly Walker ... Mary McGregor
Ian Hart ... Daniel Defoe
James Frain ... Robert / Defoe's Publisher
Damian Lewis ... Patrick Connor
Ben Robertson Ben Robertson ... James / Patrick's Brother
Martin Grace ... Captain Braga
Sean Brosnan ... Cabin Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lysette Anthony ... Mrs. Crusoe
Tim McMullan ... Crusoe's Second (as Tim McMulian)
Mal Tobias Mal Tobias ... Patrick Connor's Second
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Storyline

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 Tiny T

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for adventure violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

It was originally made as a U.S. television film for Hallmark in 1994.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 »

Goofs

When Robinson is building his shelter or tree house, a close-up shot shows a nail being driven into wood. Modern in appearance and shape, the nail looks like a galvanized nail bought at a modern hardware store. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel Defoe: I am a journalist Robert, I assure you. I have very little interest in your flights of fancy.
Robert: 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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Connections

Version of Crusoe (1988) See more »

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Really Bad!
31 July 2004 | by AshlevineSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1997 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe See more »

Filming Locations:

Papua New Guinea

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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