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The Hunter 

"The Hunter" is an episode of Gilligan's Island starring Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., and Jim Backus. A big-game hunter arrives on the island. Upon learning there is nothing on the island to hunt, he chooses instead to hunt one of the castaways--and he chooses Gilligan.

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... Gilligan
... Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby
... Thurston Howell III
... Mrs. Lovey Howell
... Ginger Grant
... Professor Roy Hinkley
... Mary Ann Summers
... Jonathan Kincaid
... Ramoo
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A big-game hunter arrives on the island. Upon learning there is nothing on the island to hunt, he chooses instead to hunt one of the castaways--and he chooses Gilligan.

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16 January 1967 (USA)  »

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Richard Connell's " The Most Dangerous Game" Gilligan's Island style. See more »

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When first meeting the hunter, Gilligan says there are six of them on the island. There are seven castaways including Gilligan. See more »

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Mary Ann Summers: [thinking she's been chosen to be hunted] Me?
Jonathan Kincaid: My dear, shooting you would be like shooting an Easter bunny.
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Spoofs The Most Dangerous Game (1932) See more »

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The Most Dangerous Plot
23 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

In the grand tradition of sixties television, this one swipes its story from a classic film. In this case, the hunting-human-prey plot from "The Most Dangerous Game" (1932). Suave Rory Calhoun lends some class as famous hunter Jonathan Kincaid -- who drops in via helicopter in search of big game. His turban-clad, spear-carrying native assistant Ramoo is played by Harold Sakata (Odd Job himself!) in a throwaway role.

Kincaid holds the castaways captive and selects the agile Gilligan as the object of his hunt. He can't be bribed by the Howells or seduced by Ginger so, the big hunt is scheduled for the following day. The expected hijinks ensue, but nothing funny or imaginative occurs. The series was clearly on autopilot by this point. Plus, the Gilligan-heavy story leaves the rest of the likable cast (the show's saving grace) with almost nothing to do.

Other contemporary shows borrowed the same Dangerous Game premise -- The Outer Limits, Lost in Space, Get Smart, I Spy, et al. -- with far superior results than this limp, run-of-the-island retread. For comparison, just look at Get Smart's creative, well-produced, and funny "Island of the Darned" episode.


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