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The Castaway Cowboy (1974)

A Texas cowboy is rescued at sea by a 12-year-old boy. While he waits to return home, he decides to help out his rescuer's family.

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Don Tait (story & screenplay), Richard M. Bluel (story) (as Richard Bluel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Lincoln Costain
Vera Miles ... Henrietta MacAvoy
Robert Culp ... Calvin Bryson
Eric Shea ... Booton 'Little Maca' MacAvoy
Elizabeth Smith Elizabeth Smith ... Liliha (MacAvoy housekeeper)
Manu Tupou ... Kimo
Gregory Sierra ... Marruja (Bryson's henchman)
Shug Fisher ... Capt. Cary
Nephi Hannemann Nephi Hannemann ... Malakoma (witch doctor)
Lito Capiña Lito Capiña ... Leleo
Ralph Hanalei Ralph Hanalei ... Hopu
Kim Kahana ... Oka (as Kahana)
Lee Woodd Lee Woodd ... Palani
Luis Delgado Luis Delgado ... The Hatman (loses hat to Costain)
Buddy Joe Hooker ... Boatman taking Costain to ship
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A Texas cowboy is rescued at sea by a 12-year-old boy. While he waits to return home, he decides to help out his rescuer's family.

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South Sea Island Adventure! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hawaiian Cowboy See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The real-life tropical island that portrayed the South Pacific isle that Lieutenant Lincoln Costain (James Garner) was castaway on was actually the island of Kauai in Hawaii. The majority of the picture was shot on location on Kaua'i. See more »

Quotes

Lincoln Costain: Where are you going, Batten?
Booton 'Little Maca' MacAvoy: Booton! Aw shucks, what's the use? I can't get the dang thing to work anyhow.
Lincoln Costain: In my outfit we only quit when it's too dark to work or time to eat. I didn't hear the dinner bell, did you?
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A satisfying watch.
23 November 2019 | by pmtelefonSee all my reviews

I don't know why I didn't see "The Castaway Cowboy" when it was in the theaters. It came out when I was seeing all of Disney's movies. Oh well, I watched it tonight and I thought "The Castaway Cowboy" was a good movie. A lot of it was really good. It is a well acted, fast moving movie. It's not your average western and I kind of liked that.


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