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Miss Castaway and the Island Girls (2004)

Miss Cast Away (original title)
A spoof that combines Cast Away with Miss Congeniality, Planet of the Apes, Love Boat, Gilligan's Island, The Sixth Sense, Jurassic Park, and more




Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Maximus Powers
Charlie Schlatter ... Mike Saunders
Joyce Giraud ... Julie
Stuart Pankin ... Noah
Evan Marriott ... Joe Millionaire
Michael Jackson ... Agent M.J.
Eugene Greytak ... Your Holiness (as Gene Greytak)
Richard Halpern Richard Halpern ... Groovy Guy
Lyle J. Mortensen Lyle J. Mortensen ... Vice Persident
Douglas Dunning Douglas Dunning ... Commander Harry
Patrick Mares Patrick Mares ... The President
Stuart Rigby Stuart Rigby ... Ron Philips
Kamilla Bjorlin Kamilla Bjorlin ... Holly
Audra Wise Audra Wise ... Tina
Juanita A. Romano Juanita A. Romano ... Alaska


"Miss Cast Away" (aka "Island Girl") is a mix of "There's Something About Mary" and "Scary Movie" crosses "Cast Away" with "Miss Congeniality." What happens when a plane-load of beauty contestants, on it's way to the Miss Galaxy Pageant, crash-lands on a deserted island? Pilots, Mike Saunders and Maximus Power learn how to survive with a bevvie of beautiful women -- of which none have ever even gone camping. Soon the castaways discover the ancient Noah's ark on the island. The lost ark is being guarded by an oversized prehistoric pig (Jurassic Pork). Noah is boarding apes (a la Planet of the Apes) and our survivors have got to stop his plan and use the ark to get off the island. Written by Sarah (superstar_gurl_05@hotmail.com)

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Michael Jackson filmed his cameo in his library at Neverland Ranch (which was digitally replaced with special effects). See more »


Spoofs The Green Mile (1999) See more »


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Absolutely horrible -- another reason to pity Michael Jackson
9 September 2008 | by nosiesnetnieuwsSee all my reviews

There was a time when Michael Jackson was revered as the King of Pop. Then came a time when he attracted negative publicity as much as lemonade attracts wasps. Finally, it is now the time that we feel truly sorry for this man.

This 'movie' is another reason to. I promised a rabid Michael Jackson fan to watch it with her. You know the type of fan -- someone who tells him- or herself to like everything the object of affection ever did. While watching this movie, which she had seen twice already, I realized how far this fandom goes. Probably far enough to rate this movie above a 1/10, as some people miraculously did.

The movie attempts to be a parody of many other movies and series, most notably Cast Away, Lost and Jurassic Park. Unfortunately, it fails miserably at any level. The acting does not save the absolutely horrible story, the filming has the quality of a too-often played video tape, the special effects were better executed in Be Kind Rewind (for those who do not now this movie: with aluminum foil)... All this would be funny if the movie managed to be, well, funny. Unfortunately, it is not. It hurts to watch this.

And then there is Michael Jacksons appearance in this garbage. He appears on a projection screen to deliver an important message, and manages to come across as mobile as Jabba the Hutt and as serious as a 4-year old. Just when I thought "who is the terrible person that lured this poor man into participating in this movie and yet again making a total fool of himself", I (finally) reached the ending credits and discovered that the movie was actually partially shot at Jackson's Neverland ranch. In other words: He. Likes. It.

This movie, and Jackson's involvement in it, is truly disturbing. Do not watch it even for the "haha, a movie in the IMDb Bottom 100" effect. Or be warned.

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28 January 2008 (Australia) See more »

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Miss Castaway and the Island Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »


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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Island Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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