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Mysterious Island (2005)

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To escape evils of the Civil War, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way of hot air balloon. Once landing on an island, the group finds they are surrounded by danger... See full summary »


Russell Mulcahy


Jules Verne (novel), Adam Armus (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Cyrus
Danielle Calvert Danielle Calvert ... Helen
Gabrielle Anwar ... Jane
Patrick Stewart ... Nemo
Jason Durr ... Pencroff
Omar Gooding ... Neb
Vinnie Jones ... Bob
Tom Mison ... Blake
Roy Marsden ... Joseph (as Roy Anthony Mould)
Chris Larkin ... Atherton (as Christopher Stephens)
Dom Hetrakul Dom Hetrakul ... Sun (as Dom Hatrakul)
Nate Harrison Nate Harrison ... Lemay
Geoffrey Giuliano Geoffrey Giuliano ... Captain Li
Banjong Siriwattanawong Banjong Siriwattanawong ... Pirate
Daniel O'Neill Daniel O'Neill ... Young Pirate


To escape evils of the Civil War, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way of hot air balloon. Once landing on an island, the group finds they are surrounded by danger from giant insects and gold-craving pirates. Turned away by the only safe haven on the island, owned by Captain Nemo, played by Sir Patrick Stewart, the group is forced to find shelter and survive. Written by Katelyn

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Kyle MacLachlan and Sir Patrick Stewart appeared in Dune (1984). See more »


As with most movies and television shows, no one seems to have any conception of how heavy gold is. The treasure involves two chests, one small and one large. The actor varies the effort he uses to move the small chest. At one point he seems to act as if it were more than he could bear, but he is also seen trying to lift and carry the two stacked chests. Gold is 19.3 times heavier than water. That small chest filled with real gold would be too heavy for one man to carry, and a lone individual could not even drag the large chest filled with gold. See more »


Version of L'île mystérieuse (1973) See more »

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Very Lazy Effort
15 October 2005 | by mail-1208See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the lousiest special-effects movies I've ever seen. It reminds me of B-grade '50s movies. It is unforgivable that the production was so lazy in this era of realistic CGI effects. The most atrocious part of the film was the attack in the cave of spiders. They looked like limited-animation cutouts. The poor effects throughout the film spoiled any experience of it.

Aerial shots were obviously filmed in front of a green screen. The balloon moved unrealistically against a backdrop of sky.

Time scale is wrong. How did these guys travel from the Eastern US to the Pacific in one night? It seemed they fitted out the limestone cave in a day and night, etc. Totally lazy effort.

How did top actors like Patrick Stewart and Vinnie Jones get roped into this mess? I love Stewart but this role forces him to sleep-walk. The best part of the movie was Jones' accent and attitude.

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Release Date:

17 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jules Verne's Mysterious Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Krabi, Thailand See more »

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