- The Island (1980 film)
name = The Island
imdb_id = 0080934
caption = original film poster
director = Michael Ritchie
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
runtime = 114 min.
"The Island" is a 1980 film. David Warner played the leader of a band of modern-day
pirates who raid yachtsand sailingboats in the Caribbean. Michael Caineplayed 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.
United States Coast Guardcutter "Dauntless" stands in for the fictitious USCGC "New Hope" in the movie.
*Runtime: 114 min
Awards and nominations
*imdb title|id=080934|title=The Island (1980)
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