Treasure Island (1999)

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Treasure Island (1999)

An adaptation of the Robert Lewis Stevenson adventure classic, in which a young boy sets off on a voyage armed with a map to buried treasure.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
UK
Canada
IMDb  5.3 /10
Creators
Director Peter Rowe
Writer Peter Rowe
Writer Robert Louis Stevenson
Information
Release Date1999-01-08
Runtime1h 34mins
GenreAdventure, Family
Content RatingPG-13 (PG-13)
Awards
CompanyContre Films, Fries Film Group, Isle of Man Film Commission
CountryUK, Canada
LanguageEnglish
Sarah Holland
Sarah Holland
The Strumpet
Pax Lohan
Pax Lohan
Gran
Chief Revenue Officer
Captain Smollet
Doctor Livesey
Jim Hawkins
Jake Fry
Jake Fry
Morgan
Israel Hands
Cody Palance
Cody Palance
Blind Pew
Black Dog (as Phillip Whitchurch)
George Merry (as Al Hunter Ashton)
Long John Silver

Treasure Island (1999 film)

Treasure Island is a 1999 film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel. It was written and directed by Peter Rowe and stars Kevin Zegers as Jim Hawkins and Jack Palance as Long John Silver.


Premise

The narrative takes place in 1759 and diverges from that of the novel in that Captain Smollett convinces Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey to cut Jim, a 13-year old boy, out of his rightful share of the treasure. Jim then teams up with Silver; Smollett, Trelawney, and Livesey are killed; and Jim, Silver, and Ben Gunn escape with the treasure.


Cast

  • Jack Palance as Long John Silver
  • Kevin Zegers as Jim Hawkins
  • Christopher Benjamin as Squire Trelawney
  • Malcolm Stoddard as Captain Smollett
  • David Robb as Doctor Livesey
  • Patrick Bergin as Billy Bones
  • Cody Palance as Blind Pew
  • Dermot Keaney as Israel Hands
  • Al Hunter Ashton as George Merry

Production

The film was shot in various locations on the Isle of Man, and distributed by Columbia TriStar and Fries Film Group. The vessel used to portray the Hispaniola was the tall ship Earl of Pembroke.


Awards

Producer Adrienne Gruben was nominated for the 2001 Independent Spirit Awards.