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Treasure Island

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Director: Fraser C. Heston, Charlton Heston, Christian Bale, Oliver Reed

Cast: Fraser C. Heston, Charlton Heston, Christian Bale, Oliver Reed

     
 

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This full-blooded TV adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island was written, produced and directed by Frasier Heston. His father, Charlton Heston plays Long John Silver. Eschewing the cuteness of Wallace Beery and the unadulterated ham of Robert Newton, Heston plays the character as written: a cold, crafty, cunning rogue, by turns charming and

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This full-blooded TV adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island was written, produced and directed by Frasier Heston. His father, Charlton Heston plays Long John Silver. Eschewing the cuteness of Wallace Beery and the unadulterated ham of Robert Newton, Heston plays the character as written: a cold, crafty, cunning rogue, by turns charming and deadly, but never to be underestimated. The plot adheres with utter fidelity to the Stevenson novel, beginning with innkeeper's son Jim Hawkins (Christian Bale) finding himself in possession of a treasure map from the doomed Captain Billy Bones (Oliver Reed). In the company of Dr. Livesey (Julian Glover) and Squire Trelawny (Richard Johnson), Jim ships out on the Hispaniola, in search of gold doubloons and pieces of eight. Hand-picking the crew for this mission is the ship's one-legged cook Long John Silver, who fully intends to mutiny, kill the treasure hunters, and claim the gold for himself. Featured in the cast are Clive Woods as Captain Smollett, Christopher Lee as Blind Pew, and Nicholas Amer as addled hermit Ben Gunn. Treasure Island premiered January 22, 1990, over the TNT cable network.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2011
UPC:
0883929198573
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
NR
Source:
Turner Home Ent
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:11:00
Sales rank:
7,450

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Long John Silver
Christian Bale Jim Hawkins
Oliver Reed Billy Bones
Christopher Lee Blind Pew
Julian Glover Dr. Livesey
Clive Wood Captain Smollet
Nicholas Amer Ben Gunn
Richard Johnson Squire Trelawney
Isla Blair Mrs. Hawkins
John Abbott Joyce
James Cosmo Redruth
James Coyle Morgan
Michael Halsey Israel Hands
Robert Putt Job Anderson
John Benfield Black Dog
Richard Beale Mr. Arrow
Steven Mackintosh Dick
Pete Postlethwaite George Merry

Technical Credits
Fraser C. Heston Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Eric Boyd-Perkins Editor
Ricky Eyres Art Director
Rebecca Howard Casting
Ken Lintott Makeup
Paddy Moloney Score Composer
Peter Snell Executive Producer
Robert Steadman Cinematographer
Natalie Thompson Production Manager

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Treasure Island 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
KODIDAK68 More than 1 year ago
THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST & TRUEST VERSION OF TREASURE ISLAND THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YEARS FOR THIS TO COME OUT ON DVD. MY POOR VHS NEEDS A REST. THE FILMING IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE CHARACTERS STICK VERY CLOSELY TO ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON WORK. CHARLTON HESTON IS AMAZING AS LONG JOHN SILVER. DON'T MISS THIS VERSION!
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