The Island

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"For three hundred years a terrifying secret has been kept from the outside world."
  • R
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 5.3  (4,684)

In the 1980 film, The Island, the story begins with a group of wealthy individuals who have won a lottery to take a vacation on a luxurious tropical island. However, once they arrive, they quickly realize that things are not as they seem. The island is run by a strange and mysterious group of people known as "The Group," led by the enigmatic and powerful businessman, David Warner's character. The guests are given a strict set of rules to follow, including not going near certain areas of the island and not asking too many questions.

Michael Caine's character, journalist Blair Maynard, becomes suspicious and begins to investigate the island and its inhabitants. Along the way, he meets a young woman named Sarah, played by Angela Punch McGregor, who was one of the original residents of the island.

Blair soon learns that The Group is involved in illegal activities, including kidnapping and selling people into slavery. The island is actually a front for their operation, with the wealthy guests serving as a source of income for the organization.

As Blair and Sarah work together to uncover the truth, they must navigate dangerous jungle terrain and avoid the ruthless group of mercenaries who are determined to stop them.

The Island is a suspenseful thriller that probes the dark side of human nature and the disturbing ways in which those in power abuse their authority. It's a tale of survival and friendship, and the lengths people will go to redeem themselves and expose the truth.

The film was praised for its strong performance by Michael Caine, as well as the lush cinematography that captures the beauty and danger of the island setting. Although it may be dated in terms of special effects and style, The Island remains a classic example of the thriller genre and a testament to the enduring power of well-crafted storytelling.

The Island is a 1980 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 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 54 min
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    5.3  (4,684)