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Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997)

Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons ... See full summary »

Director:

Troy Miller

Writers:

Johann David Wyss (novel) (as Johann Wyss), Lowell S. Hawley (screenplay "Swiss Family Robinson") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dyan Cannon ... Marsha Robinson
Martin Mull ... Doug Robinson
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Jane Robinson
Ryan O'Donohue Ryan O'Donohue ... Roger Robinson
Josh Picker Josh Picker ... Digger
Kevin Weisman ... Brinx
Michael Edward-Stevens Michael Edward-Stevens ... Black Pirate
Nique Needles Nique Needles ... Melvin
Isuara Gualberto Isuara Gualberto ... Cha Cha
Jennifer Holt Jennifer Holt ... Production Assistant
Jeffrey Lampert Jeffrey Lampert ... Producer
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Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons must survive Marsha's complaints while they build a treehouse, meet a handsome carpenter, bond together as a family and fight off the pirates. Written by Kathy Li

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Férias da Família Robinson See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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In the scene where the family are first washed ashore on the island, you can clearly see two people walking a dog on the beach in the background. See more »

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Version of Swiss Family Robinson (1940) See more »

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Not worth my Saturday evening
20 April 2002 | by davroscSee all my reviews

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When this little number came round to the dregs of Channel 5 on UK television (and the name of C5 should make all those who live in the UK quiver with disgust), I watched it against my better judgement, as all the adverts were screaming "starring Sarah Michelle Gellar".

Actually it doesn't! Although Dyan Cannon - now more known as Judge Whipper from Ally McBeal - is refreshing. Unfortunately Martin Mull (the dastardly Headmaster from Sabrina) also stars in this tale and he is fairly awful at the best of times.

This is definitely a tale for children - it has a bad plot, no real emotion and just a few wide holes in the plot. It can still be enjoyable and the tree house and its contraptions amused me for a little while. Yet the introduction of the pirates, the tourists, and the random windsurfer were very stupid.

In the end it's a shame that 90% of the people who watch this film will do so to look back at Sarah Michelle Gellar before she became famous. Oh, and also the dirtier ones to catch a glimpse of her in a bikini.


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