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Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 16 June 2012
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Two high school students become stranded on a tropical island and must rely on each other for survival. They learn more about themselves and each other while falling in love.


Mikael Salomon


Henry De Vere Stacpoole (based on the novel by) (as H. Devere Stacpoole), Matt Heller (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Indiana Evans ... Emmaline 'Emma' Robinson
Brenton Thwaites ... Dean McMullen
Denise Richards ... Barbara Robinson
Patrick St. Esprit ... Jack McMullen
Frank John Hughes ... Phil Robinson
Alix Elizabeth Gitter ... Lizzie
Carrie Wampler ... Stacey Robinson
Hayley Kiyoko ... Helen
Aimee Carrero ... Jude
Annie Tedesco ... Ms. Collier
Christopher Atkins ... Mr. Christiansen
Jacob Artist ... Stephen Sullivan
Marcus Giamatti ... Principal Thomas
Brendan Calton ... Sam Liefer
Rick Chambers Rick Chambers ... Reporter


In this passionate modern day retelling of the classic novel, Emmaline Robinson and Dean McMullen are on two opposing sides of their high school world. But when they are caught in a storm at sea during a Caribbean field trip and stranded on a tropical island, these two teenagers will have to come together in ways they never imagined. Without parents, without cell phones and without help, they will learn how to survive on their own or face the ultimate consequences. As they explore and learn about each other, they also learn about themselves while falling in love, while waiting for rescue on the island. Written by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


Male lead Brenton Thwaites recounted that he had never heard of the Blue Lagoon films before, and upon being cast he watched the previous two films for research, though he admitted that he could not bring himself to watch Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) in its entirety. See more »


The sun is shown shining on Emma's face after the sun has set. See more »


Dean McMullen: [lying down in the sand having sex with Emma] Why are you crying?
Emmaline 'Emma' Robinson: That was... that felt so good.
Dean McMullen: You make that sound like a bad thing.
Emmaline 'Emma' Robinson: It's just... for a while, I forgot where we were. I pictured us home, worrying about what everybody was gonna say. I felt so normal.
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User Reviews

Quite Enjoyable
30 November 2014 | by littlelo94See all my reviews

I actually really enjoyed this movie and have watched it again several times.

Although it's quite predictable, it's quite a different take on the "stranded on a tropical island" romantic angle. There were quite a few dramatic moments and the lead actors really stepped up. They showed personal strength and courage which is a credit to the writers and it really helped us, as an audience, start to root for the characters.

The movie also benefited from a strong supporting cast as well which really lifted the caliber of this TV movie.

Would definitely recommend to any romance/drama/adventure movie buffs.

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Release Date:

16 June 2012 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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