Treasure Island (1999 movie) facts for kids
|Directed by||Peter Rowe|
|Produced by||Pieter Kroonenburg
|Written by||Robert Louis Stevenson (original novel)
|Music by||Neil Smolar|
|Distributed by||Columbia TriStar|
|Release date(s)||January 8, 1999|
|Running time||98 minutes|
The story takes place in 1759. It differs from the book 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. Jim, Silver, and Ben Gunn escape with the treasure.
- 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
Producer Adrienne Gruben was nominated for the 2001 Independent Spirit Awards.
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