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David Robinson is being shipped off to a penal colony. His wife and kids are allowed to accompany him. A storm strikes the ship and the family (save for one son, Jacob) are trapped below ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Beeson

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Johann David Wyss (novel), Anton Diether (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Liam Cunningham ... David Robinson
Brana Bajic Brana Bajic ... Lara Robinson
Roger Allam ... Thomas Blunt
Jesse Spencer ... Fritz Robinson
Neil Newbon ... Ernst Robinson
Andrew Lee Potts ... Jacob Robinson
Charlie Lucas Charlie Lucas ... Young Jacob
Rided Lardpanna Rided Lardpanna ... Namatiti
Jenna Harrison ... Emily Montrose
Emma Pierson ... Sarah Robinson
Bonnie Wright ... Young Sarah
Rupert Holliday-Evans Rupert Holliday-Evans ... Roberts
Francis Magee ... Pickles
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Costigan ... Quirk
James Embree ... Violent Prisoner
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David Robinson is being shipped off to a penal colony. His wife and kids are allowed to accompany him. A storm strikes the ship and the family (save for one son, Jacob) are trapped below deck. Jacob is raised by pirates, and the family gets out of the boat and on to land, salvaging as much as they can from the boat, including dogs, chickens, and muskets. They learn to survive and build a shelter on land. Then, Jacob's pirates kidnap Emily, the daughter of a sea-captain. She escapes onto the island and becomes a love interest with Fritz and Ernst. Jacob is reunited with his family during a battle with the pirates over Emily, and she is returned to her father. In the end, the family goes their own ways, some staying on the island, some going home. Written by Kendra <dzerted_island_grrrl@hotmail.com>

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A lakatlan sziget kalandorai See more »

Filming Locations:

Krabi, Thailand

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(2 parts)

Color:

Color
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When Ernst and his father come back from a hunt, Ernst puts a bag down on the table that can only be holding one small piglet. However, in the next scene, there are two piglets, not one, roasting on a spit. See more »

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Ernst Robinson: Girls. If it weren't for girls, I'd never go back. Would you?
Fritz Robinson: What about books? You'd go back for books.
Ernst Robinson: Well, obviously books! But apart from girls and books...
Fritz Robinson: Music.
Ernst Robinson: True.
Fritz Robinson: So, apart from music, food, books, and girls, you'd stay on our island.
[long pause]
Fritz Robinson: And Jacob.
[long pause]
Fritz Robinson: You know, if he's found his way back to London, he's probably having a wonderful time with the music, food, books, and girls. In fact, he's probably thinking "If it weren't for the music, food, books, and girls, I'd ...
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TV Movie of the year!
30 December 2002 | by Scallie1011See all my reviews

Wonderful portrayal of the timeless classic, Swiss Family Robinson. A great film for all the family. It's exciting, moving, has wonderful photography and is excellently directed. Shipwrecked and separated from their youngest son, the Robinsons set about surviving on a deserted shore. Pirates and the inevitable return of their estranged son makes compulsive viewing. Congratulations Hallmark.


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