Rescue from Gilligan's Island

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  • NR
  • 1978
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.3  (1,982)

Rescue from Gilligan's Island is a television movie that first aired on NBC on October 14, 1978. The movie is a continuation of the classic television series Gilligan's Island, which follows the misadventures of a group of seven castaways on a desert island. The movie was directed by Leslie H. Martinson and stars Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, and the rest of the original cast.

The opening scenes of the movie quickly recap the original series and reintroduce the audience to the characters. The movie then picks up where the series left off, with the castaways still stranded on the island. After years of fruitless attempts to escape, they have given up hope of ever being rescued. However, their luck changes when a satellite crash-lands on the island, containing a message from a nearby island that proves to be their ticket to freedom.

The message is from Harold Hecuba, a famous Hollywood producer who has been shooting a movie on a nearby island. Hecuba sends his assistant, Erika Tiffany Smith, to the castaways' island to offer them a chance to be included in his movie if they can make it to his island. The castaways jump at the opportunity and set out to build a raft to get them to Hecuba's island.

However, their journey is not without its perils. The raft quickly falls apart and the castaways are forced to make repairs while fending off attacks from a giant octopus and a shark. They eventually make it to Hecuba's island, only to find out that he has other plans for them. Hecuba wants to make a movie about them and their experiences on the island, and he won't let them leave until he has enough footage.

The castaways reluctantly agree to participate, but soon find themselves at odds with Hecuba and his crew. The crew insists on making the movie in a sensationalistic manner, exploiting the castaways' disasters and making them look foolish. The castaways rebel and attempt to take control of the movie, but their efforts only lead to more calamities.

Throughout the movie, the castaways strive to make the best of their situation and find a way to escape. They come up with a plan to secretly build a small boat and sail it to a neighboring island. However, their plan is discovered and they are forced to flee into the jungle, pursued by Hecuba and his crew.

The movie ends with a thrilling action sequence as the castaways fight off their pursuers in a chase through the jungle. They eventually make it to their boat and sail away, narrowly escaping Hecuba and his crew. They are finally rescued by a passing yacht, and the movie concludes with the castaways bidding farewell to the island that has been their home for so long.

Overall, Rescue from Gilligan's Island is a lighthearted adventure movie that captures the spirit of the original series. It's a fun and entertaining romp, featuring all the beloved characters from the original show and plenty of hilarious hijinks. Fans of Gilligan's Island will enjoy seeing their favorite castaways in action once again, while newcomers to the show will appreciate the movie's wacky humor and lovable characters.

Rescue from Gilligan's Island is a 1978 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    1 hr 35 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (1,982)