The Island (1980 film)

The Island (1980 film)

Infobox Film
name = The Island
imdb_id = 0080934

caption = original film poster
director = Michael Ritchie
writer = Peter Benchley
Cast = Michael Caine... Blair Maynard
= David Warner ... John David Nau | = Angela Punch McGregor ... Beth | = Frank Middlemass ... Windsor | = Don Henderson ... Rollo | = Dudley Sutton ... Dr. Brazil | = Colin Jeavons ... Hizzoner | = Zakes Mokae ... Wescott | = Brad Sullivan ... Stark | = Jeffrey Frank ... Justin Maynard | = Susan Bredhoff ... Kate | producer = David Brown
Richard D. Zanuck
music = Ennio Morricone
cinematography = Henri Decaë
editing =
distributor = Universal Pictures
released = 1980
runtime = 114 min.
language =
budget =

"The Island" is a 1980 film. David Warner played the leader of a band of modern-day pirates who raid yachts and sailing boats in the Caribbean. Michael Caine played a journalist who, along with his son, is captured by them and learns how they have escaped detection for centuries.

The movie was based on the novel also called "The Island" by Peter Benchley, who also wrote the screenplay. Reviews were generally poor, and the film was not a box office success. However, since then it has gained a cult following with a request for it to be released on DVD.

The United States Coast Guard cutter "Dauntless" stands in for the fictitious USCGC "New Hope" in the movie.
*Runtime: 114 min
*Country: United States
*Language: English
*Color: Technicolor
*Sound Mix: Dolby

Awards and nominations

*Golden Raspberry Awards:Nominated: Worst Actor (Michael Caine):Nominated: Worst Director (Michael Ritchie)

External links

*imdb title|id=080934|title=The Island (1980)

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