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Master cinematographer Caleb Deschanel is, not unexpectedly, stronger on visuals than substance in his direction of Crusoe (though the camerawork is officially credited to Tom Pinter). The protagonist, played by Aidan Quinn, is a shipwreck victim, just as novelist Daniel Defoe proscribed over two hundred years ago. But this Robinson Crusoe is a child of the late 19th century; moreover, he is no ordinary sailor but an insensitive slave trader. The "Friday" character is divided up amongst several black natives of the island where Crusoe is stranded. Ultimately, Crusoe profits by their example, rather than the other way around. Director Deschanel busies himself with gorgeous scenery (mostly lensed in the Seychelles) and languid sunsets, permitting screenwriters Christopher Logue and Walson Green to pursue the politically correct message of Crusoe without interference. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:March 31, 1989

Cast

Aidan Quinn
as Robinson Crusoe
Ade Sapara
as Warrior
Elvis Payne
as Runaway Slave
Richard Sharp
as Colcol
Colin Bruce
as Clerk
William Hootkins
as Auctioneer
Shane Rimmer
as Mr. Mather
Warren Clarke
as Capt. Lee
Hepburn Graham
as Lucky
Michael Higgins
as Dr. Martin
Patrick Monkton
as Cook
Jimmy Nail
as Tatik
Chris Pitt
as Kitchen Lad
Oliver Platt
as Mr. Newby
Ricco Ross
as 2nd Victim
Timothy Spall
as Rev. Milne
Jimmy Nail
as Tatik
Warren Clarke
as Capt. Lee
Chris Pitt
as Kitchen Lad
Patrick Monkton
as Cook
Michael Higgins
as Dr. Martin
Ricco Ross
as 2nd Victim
Oliver Platt
as Mr. Newby
Hepburn Graham
as Lucky

Crew

Caleb Deschanel
Director
Andrew Braunsberg
Producer
Walon Green
Screenwriter
Christopher Logue
Screenwriter
Daniel Defoe
Book Author
Giuseppe Pinori
Cinematographer
Tomislav Pinter
Cinematographer
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
Humphrey Dixon
Editor
Nemanja Petrovic
Art Director
Andrew Sanders
Art Director
Vladislav Tomanovic
Set Designer
Ivan Ujevic
Set Designer
Nada Perovic
Costume Designer
John Evans
Special Effects
Eddie Stacey
Stunts
Andrew Bradford
Stunts
Susie Figgis
Casting
Noel Davis
Casting
Michael Kamen
Conductor
Radmila Ivatovic
Makeup
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