Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island, The (2007, SAF/GER) C-90m. *** D: Florian Baxmeyer. Starring Chancellor Miller, Nick Price, Cameron Monaghan, Naima Sebe, Nigel Whitmey, James Faulkner. Engaging kids adventure based on the popular books by Robert Arthur about three kids who have formed a detective club and solve interesting cases all over the world. This one brings them to South Africa, where they must find out if the title island is really haunted and recover a legendary treasure. Great for kids, adults will occasionally fret about uneven acting and logical loopholes. Followed by a sequel in 2009.

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