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Runaway Island (2015)

The film revolves around troubled strangers seeking solace from the hurricane of life on a secluded island. The interwoven storylines include a pastor and his wife struggling with their ... See full summary »

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Dianne Houston
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lorraine Toussaint ... Naomi Holloway
Aisha Hinds ... Lara Cook-Nordholm
Thomas Q. Jones ... Raphael Burrows
Erica Tazel ... Vonda Hines
Leon Thomas III ... Evan Holloway
Tom Wright ... Raymond Tepper
A. Russell Andrews ... Rev. Clinton Hines
Branton Box ... Erick Nordholm
Ron Goleman ... Jim Martin
Herizen F. Guardiola ... Freya Nordholm
Melanie Liburd ... Kira Geoffries
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Baynard Baggs Mark Baynard Baggs ... Usher / Choir / Pianist
Brandon Clutton ... News Anchor
Xavier DuPriest Xavier DuPriest ... Choir Member
Keturah Maree ... Choir member
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The film revolves around troubled strangers seeking solace from the hurricane of life on a secluded island. The interwoven storylines include a pastor and his wife struggling with their faith after their daughterâEUR(TM)s death, an engaged socialite coming to grips with the trappings of fame, and the dysfunctional relationship between a widowed grandmother and her grandson.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Island in the Sun See more »

Filming Locations:

Point Clear, Alabama, USA

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Color
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A movie with a wonderful story and a wonderful message
9 September 2016 | by bigvoicenycSee all my reviews

This is where black cinema should be. It took me a while to get to this on my DVR, because I thought it was just another TV One movie hastily put together and thrown out at its audience. However, when I sat down and watched it, I was truly impressed for a number of reasons. One, it does not provide the stereotypical representations of black Americans that we so often find in movies directed to our audience. We have character from all aspects of life and seeing them together and to digest their social and cultural conflicts was riveting. It also raised the bar for the black television movie. Too often we get poorly covered versions of Lifetime or Hallmark movies with an all black cast in an urban or downtrodden setting. With Runaway Island we have something that not only stands besides those movies, but rises above them. The characters are vivid and diverse. The story engaging (although the left turn of the owners going into hiding was an unwelcome distraction, would have liked to see more of the relationship of this couple on screen.) Even the conclusion of the various stories was wholly satisfying (despite the predictability of the minister's story.) No one can deny the impact of the the minister's scene on the audience. Powerfully written and honest. I'm surprised this was not made into a feature film. Finally, a black television movie I can recommend to all my friends, regardless of their ethnic and cultural background. Can we get a sequel? I would love to see more of how Runaway Island affects the lives of a new set of visitors.


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