Shipwrecked (1990)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure, Family-Oriented Adventure  |   Release Date - Mar 1, 1991 (USA)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Norway, Sweden, United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Based on the novel Haakon Haakonsen, Shipwrecked is a family film about a cabin boy (Stian Smestad) whose ship is hit by a hurricane just before it is about to be ambushed by pirates. The boy and his stowaway friend wash up on a South Seas island which happens to be where the pirates' treasure is buried. Soon, the pirates--led by Lieutenant Merrick (Gabriel Byrne)--arrive at the island with hopes of reclaiming their treasure, and the boy decides to construct a series of elaborate booby traps to prevent them from reaching the booty.



against-all-odds, child-abuse, coming-of-age, deception, disguise, high-seas, hijacker, island, pirate [seafarer], shipwreck, survivor, treasure, stowaway, gorilla