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Treasure Island
Directed by Peter Rowe
Produced by Pieter Kroonenburg
Julie Allan
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson (original novel)
Peter Rowe
Starring Jack Palance
Kevin Zegers
Patrick Bergin
Malcolm Stoddard
David Robb
Cody Palance
Dermot Keaney
Music by Neil Smolar
Cinematography Marc Charlebois
Distributed by Columbia TriStar
Release date(s) January 8, 1999
Running time 98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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

Story

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.

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. It was distributed by Columbia TriStar and Fries Film Group. The ship used as the Hispaniola was the tall ship Earl of Pembroke.

Awards

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

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