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Shipwrecked (1990)
     

Shipwrecked (1990)

4.5 2
Director: Nils Gaup, Stian Smestad, Gabriel Byrne, Louisa Haigh

Cast: Nils Gaup, Stian Smestad, Gabriel Byrne, Louisa Haigh

 
Based on the novel Haakon Haakonsen, Shipwrecked is a family film about a cabin boy (Stian Smestad) whose ship is hit by a hurricane just before it is about to be ambushed by pirates. The boy and his stowaway friend wash up on a South Seas island which happens to be where the pirates' treasure is buried. Soon, the pirates--led by Lieutenant Merrick

Overview

Based on the novel Haakon Haakonsen, Shipwrecked is a family film about a cabin boy (Stian Smestad) whose ship is hit by a hurricane just before it is about to be ambushed by pirates. The boy and his stowaway friend wash up on a South Seas island which happens to be where the pirates' treasure is buried. Soon, the pirates--led by Lieutenant Merrick (Gabriel Byrne)--arrive at the island with hopes of reclaiming their treasure, and the boy decides to construct a series of elaborate booby traps to prevent them from reaching the booty.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
UPC:
0786936785920
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
9,009

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stian Smestad Haakon Haakonsen
Gabriel Byrne Lieutenant Merrick
Louisa Haigh Mary
Trond Peter Stamso Munch Jens
Bjørn Sundquist Mr. Haakonsen
Kjell Stormoen Captain Madsen
Eva von Hanno Mrs. Haakonsen
Frank Krog Wernes
Karl Sundby Bosun
Guy Fithen Thatcher
Ian Mackenzie Howell
William Ilkley Pirate
Terry Duran Pirate
Knut Walle Berge
Joachim Rafaelson Ole
John S. Kristensen Bakken
Thomas Fjeld Heltne 1st Friend
Mike Horner Actor
Jannecke Oinaes Rakel
Mariken Bowles Sorhus Sara
Geo Von Krogh Old Salt
Harald Brenna Steine
Rannov Nilsen Sheriff
Benjamin Dootsen 2nd Friend

Technical Credits
Nils Gaup Director,Screenwriter
Niels Pagh Andersen Editor
Jon Arvesen Set Decoration/Design
Roger Cain Production Designer
Lotte Dandanell Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Delieu Set Decoration/Design
Greg Dinner Screenwriter
Erik Disch Producer
Patrick Doyle Score Composer
Harald Egede-Nissen Production Designer
Bob Foss Screenwriter
John M. Jacobsen Producer
Dagfinn Kleppan Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
John Miles Art Director
Per Mork Art Director
Selwyn Remington Producer
Nick Theil Screenwriter
Nick Thiel Screenwriter
Erling Thurmann-Andersen Cinematographer
Bente Winther-Larsen Costumes/Costume Designer
Nigel Wooll Executive Producer

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Shipwrecked 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this film entitled &quot Ship Wrecked&quot or &quot Haakon Haakonsen&quot directed by Nils Gaup, a young Norwegian boy named Haakon [see bottom right DVD release cover] (played by Stian Smestad) volunteers to work as a cabin boy after his father receives an injury that prevents him from earning money for his family and paying back a debt owed to a fellow Norwegianer. While on the ship, Haakon becomes suspicious of Lt. John Merrick [man holding the pistol on the DVD cover] (played by Gabriel Byrne). However, before Haakon can inform the captain (played by Kjell Stormoen) of his suspicious, the captain &quot dies.&quot While the captain's death is naturally suspicious, there was nothing Haakon or the crew could do except resign themselves to Lt. John Merrick's dictatorial leadership. Without giving away anything more than the rising action, let this review state that the film is rather predictable - a blend between a Home Alone 3 and Walt Disney's Treasure Island in terms of action. The film appealed to me personally as a child growing up in the 1990s because it did not seem to sugarcoat (like many Disney films of the late 1990s under Michael Eisner's leadership) the fact that there are problems, and evil, in the world. Lt. John Merrick represents a fairly accurate example in terms of villainy (as does Danglars in Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo or Compeyson in Dickens' Great Expectations). Haakon, as the protagonist, shows great concern for those he cares about, saving them from the evil &quot Merrick&quot and risking his life in the process. In fact, he represents such a complete opposite to the murderous Merrick that I cannot personally help but rejoice at the humorous resolution to the film, which I will not reveal. Certainly, there are some scenes in the film that are difficult to believe possible and a gorilla (that is obviously someone dressed up in a gorilla costume). But then again, the film was a low-budget 1990 production.