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Savage Island (2004)

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Julia Young and Steven Harris are having marital troubles, but on a weekend trip to visit Julia's family on the remote Savage Island, marital problems quickly become the least of their ... See full summary »


Jeffery Scott Lando (story) (as Jeffery Lando), Kevin Mosley (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Kristina Copeland Kristina Copeland ... Julia Young Harris
Zoran Vukelic ... Lenny Savage
Steven Man ... Steven Harris
Mathew Turner Mathew Turner ... Alex Harris
Hannah Lando Hannah Lando ... Alex Harris (voice) (as Hannah Scott Lando)
Gregg Scott Gregg Scott ... Joe Savage
Brendan Beiser ... Peter Young
Kyle Sawyer Kyle Sawyer ... Jimmy Savage
Beverley Breuer ... Beth Young
Don S. Davis ... Keith Young (as Don Davis)
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Eliah Savage
Lindsay Jameson ... Mary Savage
Sheila Tyson ... Mary Savage (voice)
Nahanni Arntzen Nahanni Arntzen ... Rebecca Savage


Julia Young and Steven Harris are having marital troubles, but on a weekend trip to visit Julia's family on the remote Savage Island, marital problems quickly become the least of their worries. An intense struggle between the Young and the Savage families, the only residents living on the island, takes thrills and chills to a whole new and disturbing level. The Savages, a bunch that take the terms 'hillbilly', and 'hick' to a new frontier, are out to claim Steven and Julia's baby as payment for the death of their own son who was accidentally run over by Julia's pot-head younger brother. Written by Shawn Bishop <shawnbishop@springtide.ca>

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The Family that slays together, stays together. See more »


Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language, some drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadman's Island See more »

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Miridien Entertainment See more »
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All of the post-production work except for the sound was performed on a G3 iMac in the director's living room. See more »


When Lenny is chasing Steven through the woods, he first has a beard when he is in the bed room with Julia, but when he's chasing him it disappears. See more »


Keith Young: It's all about progress Steven: the unstoppable wave of progress.
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Stupid Screenplay, Amateurish Cinematography, Good Acting
23 December 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Julia (Kristina Copeland) travels with her husband Steven Harris (Steven Man) and their baby son Alex to spend a couple of days with her family in Savage Island, an island of their own. The couple expects to resolve their issues along the weekend in the remote island. While waiting for the boat, Julia and Steven meet two weird men in the harbor, and when her brother Peter (Brendan Beiser) arrives, he explains that a family of hillbilly squatters is living in the island. The reckless Peter smoke pot while driving the truck in the night and turns the headlight off to show off; however, he accidentally runs over the young son of the Savage's family, but in the dark he believes he has hit an animal. Later, the Savage family claims Alex as a compensation for their lost son. The Young family does not accept the trade, and they initiate a deadly war between families.

"Savage Island" is a very low-budget movie, with a stupid screenplay, amateurish cinematography but surprisingly good acting. The flawed story is totally absurd, and there are many unbelievable situations. For example, how could two men leave two women with the baby alone in the road during the night with the menace of the deranged family? The logical procedure would be going immediately to the continent and bringing police force to rescue Peter. Then the Young family vanishes; Julia and Steven leave their car in the continent and their house and friends, and nobody chases them? Peter calls his sister Julia of Alex when he arrives with the boat in the beginning. There are so many flaws in this flick that I could spend many lines writing about this subject. I believe this film was filmed with a home video camera so awful the images are. The good cast deserved a better material to work. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Ilha de Sangue" ("Island of Blood")

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