The Island (1980)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Psychological Thriller  |   Release Date - Jun 13, 1980 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The Island, a turgid action drama directed by Michael Ritchie, revolves around the adventures of Maynard (Michael Caine), 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, The Island is slow, uninvolving and very bloody. The terrible script by Peter Benchley, who also wrote 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 Ennio Morricone.

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against-all-odds, high-seas, investigator, kidnapping, pirate [seafarer], prison, reporter, supernatural-forces, swashbuckler, time-travel, time-warp