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Treasure Island in Outer Space 

L'isola del tesoro (original title)
A space age version of "Treasure Island". Instead of ships, there are spaceships, and instead of an island, there is a planet. This version also includes androids, laser weapons and skeletal remains of colossal space beasts.
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Series cast summary:
Anthony Quinn ...  Long John Silver 5 episodes, 1987
Itaco Nardulli ...  Jimmy Hawkins 5 episodes, 1987
Philippe Leroy ...  Squire Trelawney 5 episodes, 1987
David Warbeck ...  Dr. Livesey 5 episodes, 1987
Klaus Löwitsch ...  Captain Smollet 5 episodes, 1987
Ida Di Benedetto Ida Di Benedetto ...  Mrs. Hawkins 5 episodes, 1987
Renato De Carmine Renato De Carmine ...  Arrow 5 episodes, 1987
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ...  Hands 5 episodes, 1987
Andy Luotto Andy Luotto ...  Ben Gunn 5 episodes, 1987
Enzo Cerusico Enzo Cerusico ...  Augustine 5 episodes, 1987
Biagio Pelligra Biagio Pelligra ...  Blind Pew 5 episodes, 1987
Bobby Rhodes ...  Black Dog 5 episodes, 1987
Bruno Zanin ...  Morgan 5 episodes, 1987
Stanko Molnar ...  Joyce, the Humanoid 5 episodes, 1987
Ernest Borgnine ...  Billy Bones 5 episodes, 1987
Mohamed Badrsalem Mohamed Badrsalem ...  Hispaniola Crewman 5 episodes, 1987
Sal Borgese ...  Paddy 5 episodes, 1987
Francesco Casale Francesco Casale ...  Hispaniola Crewman 5 episodes, 1987
Beppe Chierici ...  Hispaniola Crewman 5 episodes, 1987
Giuseppe D'Aloja Giuseppe D'Aloja ...  Hispaniola Crewman 5 episodes, 1987
Bernard Farber Bernard Farber ...  Hispaniola Crewman 5 episodes, 1987
Pier Luigi Giorgio Pier Luigi Giorgio ...  Louis 5 episodes, 1987
Carlo Monni ...  Pete 5 episodes, 1987
Francesco Tola Francesco Tola ...  Hispaniola Crewman 5 episodes, 1987
Ulrich von Dobschütz Ulrich von Dobschütz ...  Davies 5 episodes, 1987
Hal Yamanouchi ...  Shadow 5 episodes, 1987
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A space age version of "Treasure Island". Instead of ships, there are spaceships, and instead of an island, there is a planet. This version also includes androids, laser weapons and skeletal remains of colossal space beasts.

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Italy | West Germany

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English

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19 November 1987 (Italy) See more »

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Space Island See more »

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(5 parts)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The version released on video in Scandinavia has been cut and runs approx. 2 1/2 hours, and goes under the title "Space Island". See more »

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Remade as Treasure Planet (2002) See more »

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Gotta love the Italians!
29 November 2009 | by udar55See all my reviews

The set up on this film sounds like one of those fake movie announcements that pop up on the internet around April 1rst - an Italian miniseries adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's TREASURE ISLAND but set in space and starring Anthony Quinn as Long John Silver. But it is real and I've seen it. Young Jim Hawkins finds himself going on a intergalactic journey when Billy Bones (Ernest Borgnine, who has the sense to get out early) hands him a treasure map. Directed by Antonio Margheriti, this actually sticks pretty dang close to Stevenson's classic (yes, I've read a book) and features all of the famous bits from the book except with the occasional spaceship and android running around. Quinn just barely saves himself from Richard Harris STRIKE COMMANDO 2 levels of Italian exploitation embarrassment because this production actually looks like they had a budget to work with. There are actually some pretty impressive space ship set here. Plenty of familiar faces fill out the cast including David Warbeck as Dr. Livesy, John Morgan as Hands, Klaus Löwitsch as Capt. Smollet, Bobby Rhodes as Black Dog, Sal Borgese as Morgan, Biagio Pelligra as Pew and Hal Yamanouchi as the amusingly named Pete. The version I watched was actually a condensed one that runs 2 and 1/2 hours.


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