When Angelino Jack Robinson gets a new job in Australia, he decides to take his wife Ann, sons Shane and Todd and daughter Elisabeth 'Lizzy' by sailing yacht from Hong Kong to Syndney. The ...
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When Angelino Jack Robinson gets a new job in Australia, he decides to take his wife Ann, sons Shane and Todd and daughter Elisabeth 'Lizzy' by sailing yacht from Hong Kong to Syndney. The gun he gets thrown in by Sheldon Blake proves disabled, and for a sinister reason: near Borneo, Blake's men turn up to capture them. The family escapes but loses the yacht on a reef. They build a cool camp on an island. But the pirates keep coming back, and the boys discover why: he hid a treasure in the yacht. Shane is also discovered and captured in more than one way by French plane wreck survivor Françoise, who later teams up with the family.Written by
This film made national news as the trained jaguar took a bite out of one of the people on the set. The next week the same jaguar attacked a stunt person. The jaguar was retired. See more »
In the closing scenes, as Anna, Elizabeth, and Francoise race in the speedboat toward the pirate ship, they are supposed to be in a remote, uninhabited part of the ocean. But in the background a seaport with docks, buildings, and boats is clearly visible. See more »
The family Robinson is shipwrecked on a desert island.The New Swiss Family Robinson (1998) is directed by Stewart Raffill.It's based on the 1812 novel by Johann David Wyss.The real life couple, Jane Seymour and James Keach play Anna and Jack Robinson.The kids, Shane, Todd and Elizabeth are played by John Mallory Asher, Blake Bashoff and Jamie Renée Smith.The villain, Sheldon Blake, is played by the late David Carradine.Yumi Iwama plays Francoise.I think this movie is better than most people give credit for.First of all, it's rather exciting to watch this family trying to cope on a desert island.They have to build a house there, then they face all kinds of dangers, like bumping into a panther and a snake.And meeting with the pirates brings a little action into this movie.And there's also a romantic subplot between Shane and the French plane wreck survivor Francoise.I think the whole family can enjoy this ride.
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