Taking a romantic tropical island week off with her boyfriend, an ambitious, decisive New York girl agrees to help her magazine out by covering a story on a neighboring island. The only plane available is piloted by a laid-back heavy drinker with whom she shares a mutual dislike. But she has no choice and he can't refuse the money. When the plane crash-lands on an uninhabited island with little chance of rescue they both wish they had made other arrangements - at least to start with.Written by
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Robin and Frank are seen arriving and departing Macatea on Aloha Airlines, but the airline never operated anywhere near Tahiti. Before ceasing passenger operations in 2008, it only flew between the Hawaiian Islands, the west coast of the US and Canada, and one weekly round trip to Christmas Island in the Gilberts. See more »
[after using their only flare and hitting a palm tree with it]
Oh no! Oh uh oh! Oh nuts!
[waking up still partly drunk]
What the...? What the hell did you do? You wasted our only god damned flare to shoot a god damned palm tree?
I wouldn't have shot the god damned tree if you hadn't rolled into me. I was trying to signal the god damned plane.
What god damned plane?
[points to a commercial airliner in the sky]
That god damned plane.
That god damned plane? That's a commercial airliner! It's 5 miles ...
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The DVD has the credits listed in French; after you go to the first second of chapter 3, and then go back, the credits are suddenly in English. See more »
An entertaining romantic comedy with touches of an adventure movie.
When a hard-working career woman by the name of Robin Monroe (Anne Heche) works for a popular woman magazine. When her nice boyfriend Frank Martin (David Schwimmer) purposed to her to married him. Also to come with him for a week at a tropical island. Once they get there... they meet a gruff, rough cargo pilot Quinn Harris (Harrison Ford). Once the pilot brings them to the island, Robin and Frank start enjoying their vacation. But the trouble starts when her boss (Allison Janney) calls her from their trip to take a photo shoot. Robin asks Quinn to bring her to the location, where she has to go. But once they left the ground to fly, they ended being hit by lighting and crashing to a deserted island and trying to find a way to get back to the tropical island. While Robin and Quinn dislike each other with plenty of problems and troubles. They find themselves chased by pirates (Temuera Morrison, Cliff Curtis and Danny Trejo). Slowly Robin and Quinn start falling for each other.
Directed by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters 1 & 2, Junior, Twins) made this amusing, nicely filmed romantic/comedy/adventure with fun performances by Ford and Heche. This wasn't a huge hit at the box office but it should play well on video. Although involving pirate in the subplot seems out of place with the story. It's entertaining enough to overcome certain flaws in the movie. Probably the best thing of the picture is Ford, which he's especially loose and funny. Certainly worth viewing. Panavision. (****/*****).
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