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The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson 

Richard Thomas stars in this amazing tale of a family looking for adventure only to find themselves marooned on a deserted island. Having no means of provision or shelter they struggled to ... See full summary »




1999   1998  




Series cast summary:
Gareth Howells Gareth Howells ...  Ben Thomas 30 episodes, 1998-1999
Kieren Hutchison ...  Ernst Robinson 30 episodes, 1998-1999
Junior Chile Junior Chile ...  Billy Cobb 30 episodes, 1998-1999
Margo Gunn Margo Gunn ...  Elizabeth Robinson 30 episodes, 1998-1999
Mia Lux ...  Christina Robinson 30 episodes, 1998-1999
Richard Thomas ...  David Robinson 30 episodes, 1998-1999
Charlotte Woollams Charlotte Woollams ...  Joanna Robinson 30 episodes, 1998-1999
Chantelle Yee Chantelle Yee ...  Emily Chan 30 episodes, 1998-1999
K.C. Kelly K.C. Kelly ...  Jed Parsons 24 episodes, 1998-1999


Richard Thomas stars in this amazing tale of a family looking for adventure only to find themselves marooned on a deserted island. Having no means of provision or shelter they struggled to survive against pirates, natives, wild animals and Mother Nature. A movie sure to thrill even youngest in the audience. A story about adventure, love, heartbreak, happiness and human drama, The Adventures Of Swiss Family Robinson is a great adventure for the whole family. Written by Anonymous

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I personally liked it. Good Family viewing.
6 September 2010 | by vanfox12See all my reviews

I feel i must reply to the most recent review of this calling it totally unimaginative. Personally i felt that this version of the book was a good adaptation and original in the fact that it was set out over 30 episodes (by the way all 30 episodes are featured on the DVD albeit there are 10 parts with each set over 3 25 minute episodes. Okay lets get one thing very clear this wasn't ever going to win an EMMY but then its aimed at a family TV audience. While i accept some of the accents are poor especially the Children's accents i don't think the acting is any worse than some of the stuff that is produced in North America some of the TV movies produced there are awful. In many respects it was interesting to find out how a family used to the comforts of civilisation would cope if they became marooned on a desert island and while it is unlikely that in a real situation they would come across all the things that happen to them it is still good viewing and i feel that Richard Thomas gives a good performance as David Thomas as does Margo Gunn as his wife Elizabeth and the chemistry between them seems genuine. There are also good performances from Charlotte Woolams as Joanna and Gareth Howells as Ben. While KC Kelly and Jeffrey Thomas ham it up as the villains of the piece.

I have watched this on DVD a number of times and i still enjoy watching it and while some may find it slightly naive it does teach us the importance of family and working together when the going gets tough in order to survive.

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1 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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Die Robinsons - Aufbruch ins Ungewisse See more »

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