The Island (1980)

Island, The (1980, USA) C-114m. SCOPE ** D: Michael Ritchie. Starring Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor, Frank Middlemass, Don Henderson, Zakes Mokae. Journalist Caine goes to Florida with his son, hoping to get an inside scoop concerning several mysterious disappearances in the Caribbean. Soon he makes the acquaintance of a band of primitive outcasts, who call themselves buccaneers. Pulp drama starts out as a nice adventure but becomes increasingly bizarre and unlikely. Caine's character is irresponsible (he buys his thirteen-year-old son a pistol!). Written by Peter Benchley (JAWS), based on his novel. Photographed by Henri DecaŽ, score by Ennio Morricone.


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