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Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History ()


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A fun behind-the-scenes look into the 60's television series, "Gilligan's Island."

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Herself
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Himself
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Himself
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Tina Louise
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Dawn Wells
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Network Executive #1
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Alan Hale Jr.
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Sherwood Schwartz
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Natalie Schafer
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Jim Backus
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Bob Denver
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Russell Johnson
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Himself
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Network Executive #2
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Friend's Sister
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Director #2
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Director #1
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TV GUIDE Rep.
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Tina Louise's Agent
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Italian Hooker - Sophia
Gloria Grant ...
Henny Backus
Michael White ...
Male Friend #1
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Wardrobe Woman
Traci L. Crouch ...
'70s Girl
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'70s Guy
Rodger Bingham ...
Navy Commander
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Newton N. Minow
Kalena Coleman ...
Chief's Wife
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Diner (as Troy Beyer)
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Editor
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Friend #1 (as Simms Thomas)
Charles Warner Nash ...
Helpful Passenger
Izumi ...
Flight Attendant
Steven Yell ...
Another Passenger
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Studio Guard
Craig Stepp ...
Male Friend #2
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Chris Carver ...
Wellington (uncredited)
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60's Girl (uncredited)
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Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Wellington (uncredited)
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Counter Girl (uncredited)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited)
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George Wyle ...
Himself (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul A. Kaufman

Written by

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Duane Poole ... (teleplay)

Produced by

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Larry Germain ... co-executive producer
Paul A. Kaufman ... executive producer
Anthony Santa Croce ... producer
Dawn Wells ... co-executive producer

Music by

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Laura Karpman

Cinematography by

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Kenneth Zunder

Film Editing by

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Sean K. Lambert ... (as Sean Lambert)

Editorial Department

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James Hightower ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Lori Openden

Production Design by

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Gary T. New

Art Direction by

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Rich Rohrer

Set Decoration by

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Sam Gross

Costume Design by

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Greg LaVoi

Makeup Department

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Tarra D. Day ... key makeup artist (as Tarra Day)
Robin McWilliams ... key hair stylist
Kristina Vogel ... makeup artist
Felicia Linsky ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Polly Lucke ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Brent Winholt ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Kimberly A. Dickens ... production supervisor (as Kimberly Dickens)
Anthony Santa Croce ... unit production manager
Patti Singer ... executive in charge of production
Lynn Stevenson ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Timothy Grant Engle ... second assistant director
Richard T. Schor ... first assistant director
Stephanie Scott ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Paul Breuninger ... property master

Sound Department

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Andre Caporaso ... re-recording mixer
Steve Coker ... sound recordist
Thomas J. Huth ... re-recording mixer (as Tommy Huth)
James L. Pearson ... sound editor
Christopher B. Reeves ... supervising sound editor (as Chris Reeves)
Debby Ruby-Winsberg ... adr recordist (as Debby Winsberg)
Ken Segal ... sound mixer
Andrew Adams ... boom operator (uncredited)
Kamal Humphrey ... sound (uncredited)

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Larry Fioritto ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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John van Barneveld ... graphic designer and animator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Walt Andrus ... camera operator
Eric Dyson ... second assistant camera
Russell Nordstedt ... key grip
Malissa Schayes ... camera loader (2001)
Randy Shanofsky ... first assistant camera
Lon Thompson ... gaffer
Michael Yarish ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Cash Oshman ... Big Crowds: President
Tony Rasmussen ... extras casting
Dianne Young ... casting associate
Mary Ellen Buckley ... crowd casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jay Caplan ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Ivo Deranja ... key assistant location manager
Marc J. Ventimiglia ... location manager (as Marc Ventimiglia)

Music Department

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Shannon Halwes ... music editor
Casey Stone ... music scoring mixer
Llyswen Vaughan ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Mike Davis ... transportation coordinator (as Michael Davis)
Richard Denson ... driver
Matthew Talamantes ... driver
Jay Wylie ... driver

Other crew

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Alex Barnoya ... set medic
Marlene Bergman ... title designer: main titles
Max Burnett ... production coordinator (as J. Max Burnett)
Traci L. Crouch ... assistant: Mr. Kaufman
Jeremy Kent Jackson ... assistant production coordinator
Tom Keniston ... production accountant
Stephen Krug ... production assistant (as Steve Krug)
Carla Meyer ... dialect coach
Suzie Sax ... script supervisor

Thanks

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Steve Cox ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The complete recapping adventure of the seven idiots trapped on a deserted island. No phones, no lights, no motor cars. Not a single luxury. Like Robinson Crusoe, it's primitive as can be. People portray not only Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Tina Louise, Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells but also portray them as their world famous characters. We also get behind the scenes looks at how Sherwood Schwartz attempted to put his show on the air, and how they did casting, and how everyone dealt with the publicity, like people thought Jim Backus and Natalie Scahfer were really married, and when they took a picture of Gilligan, Ginger and Mary Ann for the cover of TV Guide and cut off Mary Ann, and about Tina Louise taking a dislike to her character. The trials and tribulations are explored too, even to the moment when Jim Backus was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and the deaths of he, Alan Hale and Natalie Schafer. The real life Bob Denver, Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells even appear and talk about what they remember back then. Written by Dylan Self

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Taglines The Scandals. The Egos. The Fights. Find out what when on when the cameras went off. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Surviving Gilligan's Island (United States)
  • Gilligan szigete: A kulisszák mögött (Hungary)
  • Sobreviviendo a la isla de Gilligan (Argentina)
  • Gilliganin saaren selviytyjät (Finland)
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  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Dwayne Hickman, who appears here as a network executive, was the star of the earlier TV series "The Many Loves of Doby Gillis", in which Gilligan star Bob Denver had appeared as regular character Maynard G. Krebbs. See more »
Goofs As Dawn Wells, Samantha Harris says she won the 'Ms. Fitness' contest, but there was no such thing at the time "Gilligan's Island" was being filmed. The first fitness contest was held in the mid-nineties. Also, the term "Ms" was not in use at the time. "Miss Fitness" would have been the term used in that era. See more »
Movie Connections Features The Twilight Zone (1959). See more »

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