In 1765, young English boy Jim Hawkins gets involved with buccaneers during his quest to find pirate Captain Flint's treasure buried on a secret island.

Director:

Steve Barron

Writers:

Stewart Harcourt (screenplay), Robert Louis Stevenson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Izzard ... Long John Silver
Toby Regbo ... Jim Hawkins
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Squire Trelawney
Daniel Mays ... Dr. David Livesey
Philip Glenister ... Captain Smollett
Donald Sutherland ... Flint
Elijah Wood ... Ben Gunn
Shirley Henderson ... Meg Hawkins
Nina Sosanya ... Alibe Silver
Geoff Bell ... Israel Hands
Shaun Parkes ... George Merry
David Harewood ... Billy Bones
Keith Allen ... Pew
Sean Gilder ... Black Dog
Clinton Blake ... Freddie Arrow
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Storyline

Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, whose true motivation on the journey challenges Jim's trust in the entire crew. Written by Anonymous

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Show no mercy. Seize what's yours.


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Trivia

Toby Regbo, who portrays Jim Hawkins, also portrayed King Francis II, the husband of Mary, Queen Of Scots, in the TV series Reign. See more »

Goofs

During the keel hauling, the victim is hauled feet first under the ship and comes back up the other side head first. See more »

Quotes

Long John Silver: I've got one leg. What am I supposed to do, hobbled them to death?
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Version of A Ilha do Tesouro (1963) See more »

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Good entertainment
14 January 2012 | by roguegrafixSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this short series even though, like another viewer, I have not read the book or seen other film interpretations. Having watched it, I am going to read the book. After, I might rant at the screen for 3 hours as another reviewer says, but as a first impression, I thought it was good entertainment.

I particularly liked how the film had these moments which hinted at sinister forces and "black magic"—how they break into a haunting, mournful sea shanty as they're weighing anchor etc.

Eddie Izzard is superb—very likable and very real. A hard but pragmatic man, he steals the show. Yes, it must have been easy money for Donnie Sutherland but what the hey.

The difference between this film and Pirates of the Caribbean, is that this is a drama (gutsy, real) and Pirates is a comedy. Sure the film has it flaws but it gripped me from the beginning to the end. Very good.


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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Treasure Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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