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The Island Details

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[[Feature~V120007~The Island~island]], a turgid action drama directed by [[Performer~P108355~Michael Ritchie~michaelritchie]], revolves around the adventures of Maynard ([[Performer~P10198~Michael Caine~michaelcaine]]), a newspaper reporter who tries to solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. Maynard, and his son crash-land on a remote island ruled by a gang of pirates who kill anyone who intrudes there. From beginning to end, [[Feature~V120007~The Island~island]] is slow, uninvolving and very bloody. The terrible script by [[Performer~P5268~Peter Benchley~peterbenchley]], who also wrote [[Feature~V25912~Jaws~jaws]], is jagged and the dialogue is cliched. The film was an economic disaster and is only of interest because of a good score by [[Performer~P103552~Ennio Morricone~enniomorricone]]. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

Cast

Michael Caine
as Blair Maynard
David Warner
as Nau
Angela Punch McGregor
as Beth
Frank Middlemass
as Windsor
Don Henderson
as Rollo
Zakes Mokae
as Wescott
Dudley Sutton
as Dr. Brazil
Colin Jeavons
as Hizzoner
Brad Sullivan
as Stark
Jeffrey Frank
as Justin
Bruce McLaughlin
as Doctor #2
Hugo Arana
Alicia Bruzzo
Bob Westmoreland
Susan Bredhoff
as Kate
William G. Schilling
as Baxter
Stewart Steinberg
as Hiller
David Hart
as Attendant
Reg Evans
as Jack the Rat
John O'Leary
as Doctor #1
Graciela Dufau

Crew

Michael Ritchie
Director
David Brown
Producer
Richard D. Zanuck
Producer
Henri Decaë
Cinematographer
Ennio Morricone
Composer (Music Score)
Richard A. Harris
Editor
Dale Hennesy
Production Designer
Ann Roth
Costume Designer
Albert J. Whitlock
Special Effects
Bob Westmoreland
Makeup
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