Islands in the Stream

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"How long has it been since you've seen a really good movie? If it's been too long then see "Islands in the Stream.""
  • PG
  • 1977
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.5  (1,599)

Islands in the Stream is a 1977 drama film based on the posthumously published novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The movie stars George C. Scott, David Hemmings, and Gilbert Roland, and was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. The story is set in the early 1940s and takes place on the island of Bimini in the Bahamas. The main character, Thomas Hudson (played by Scott), is a famous painter who has retreated to this small island to escape from the world and focus on his work. He lives with his three sons who have come to visit him for the summer.

Thomas is a man consumed by his art and by his demons. He struggles with alcoholism and has never fully recovered from the death of his wife years prior. Despite this, he is a loving father and tries to connect with his boys by taking them fishing and exploring the island.

One day, Thomas receives a surprise visit from his old friend and war correspondent, Eddy (Hemmings). Eddy has come to Bimini to escape from the war and to rest after suffering a breakdown from his traumas. Thomas is happy to see his old friend and the two reminisce about old times.

As the summer progresses, Thomas and Eddy spend their time fishing and drinking, but also discussing their lives and their dreams. Eddy encourages Thomas to move on from his past and to find meaning in his life through his art. He also tells Thomas about a woman he met on his travels, whom he believes would be perfect for him.

Meanwhile, Thomas's three sons are enjoying their time on the island, but they also miss their mother and their old way of life. The eldest son, Tom (played by Hart Bochner), is struggling with his own identity and is jealous of his father's talent and fame.

As the summer comes to an end, Thomas's world is rocked when tragedy strikes. He is forced to confront his past and his own mortality, and to figure out what truly matters in life.

Islands in the Stream is a beautifully shot movie, with stunning views of the Bahamian landscape. The performances by the cast are top-notch, especially George C. Scott who is mesmerizing as the tormented artist. The film is a meditation on life, love, and loss, and is a testament to the enduring power of the human spirit.

Overall, Islands in the Stream is a classic drama that showcases the talent of everyone involved. The movie is a must-see for fans of Hemingway's work, and for anyone who appreciates a gripping story and unforgettable characters.

Islands in the Stream is a 1977 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    6.5  (1,599)