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In New York City, journalist Blair Maynard convinces his editor to travel to Florida to investigate the mysterious disappearance of ships in the Bermuda Triangle area. Maynard is divorced, and his ex-wife sends their son Justin to stay with him while she is travelling with her boyfriend. Maynard brings Justin with him and promises to go to Walt Disney World with him. However, he tells Justin that they will travel to the Bermuda Triangle, but their plane crashes in an island. Maynard rents the boat of the local Dr. Brazil to fish barracuda with his son, but they are attacked by pirates and Maynard kills one of them in self-defense. They are captured and find that they are trapped in an island with pirates under the command of John David Nau. Maynard is forced to be the substitute for the husband of the widow Beth and Justin is brainwashed and converted into a pirate. Now Maynard tries to find a way off of the pirate island.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
American movie debut of Australian actress Angela Punch McGregor. Director Michael Ritchie cast McGregor after he saw her in the Australian movie Newsfront (1978), where she had recently won the Australian Film Institute's AFI Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. See more »
Just as Michael Caine exits the plane right before it explodes, he yells "Run, Jeffrey, run" to his son. But his son's name (the character) is Justin, not Jeffrey. Jeffrey is the first name of the actor who plays the son. See more »
"The Island" was written by Peter Benchley (Jaws, The Deep,). In my own opinion "The Island" is the best of Benchley's novels unfortunately the film pales in comparison. The is nothing glaringly wrong with the movie it just could have been better. I would, however, recommend this film to any fan of the pirate genre. Both the novel and the film come very close to realistically portraying the rather unglamorous life of the Buccaneers of Hispaniola. Forget Errol Flynn and his snow-white puffie shirt...These cut-throats were dirty, toothless, dregs.
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