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Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 14 October 1978
The castaways must try to readjust to life in civilization after they are rescued from the island.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Denver ... Gilligan
Alan Hale Jr. ... Skipper Jonas Grumby
Jim Backus ... Thurston Howell III
Natalie Schafer ... Lovey Wentworth Howell
Judith Baldwin ... Ginger Grant
Russell Johnson ... Professor Roy Hinkley, Jr.
Dawn Wells ... Mary Ann Summers
Vincent Schiavelli ... Dimitri
Art LaFleur ... Ivan
Norman Bartold ... Producer
Barbara Mallory ... Cindy Smith
June Whitley Taylor June Whitley Taylor ... Miss Ainsworth
Martin Rudy Martin Rudy ... Dean
Mary Gregory Mary Gregory ... Mrs. Devonshire
Glenn Robards Glenn Robards ... Mr. Devonshire
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When a decaying Russian satellite crashes on the island, the Professor uses a key component for a barometer. With that device, he learns that a massive wave is going to swamp the island. In desperation, the castaways lash their huts together into one structure in order to have any chance to ride the disaster out. The wave strikes the island and the hut is swept out to sea. Once there, Gilligan accidents starts a fire trying to cook a meal and nearly burns the floating hut down. Occupied with stopping the fire, the gang fails to notice that the smoke caught the attention of a naval helicopter who summoned a ship to rescue the castaways. In triumph, they return to Hawaii, only to learn that things have changed over the years and they will have trouble fitting in. To further complicate matters, two Russian spies are after that the key component that Gilligan now wears as necklace. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Gilligan, the Skipper, Mary Ann, the Professor and all your favorites are back in an all-new movie! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rescue from Gilligan's Island See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The film originally aired on NBC as two separate hour-long segments on successive Saturday nights. While the Nielsen ratings for the first hour's airing were spectacular, ratings for the second half the following Saturday paled by comparison, likely because the castaways had already been successfully rescued by the conclusion of the film's first hour. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie when Gilligan is talking to the Skipper, you can clearly hear quail calls in the background. Quail do not live in tropical climates. See more »

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[first lines]
Skipper: Gilligan. Gilligan!
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Alternate Versions

Some video versions, UAV for example, remove the Universal logo and replaced the original theme music in the title. But the theme can still be heard in the movie as background music. See more »

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Followed by The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (1981) See more »

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Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
Music by George Wyle
Lyrics by Sherwood Schwartz
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Luke Warm
28 December 2013 | by artpfSee all my reviews

When a decaying Russian satellite crashes on the island, the Professor uses a key component for a barometer. With that device, he learns that a massive wave is going to swamp the island. In desperation, the castaways lash their huts together into one structure in order to have any chance to ride the disaster out.

The wave strikes the island and the hut is swept out to sea. Once there, Gilligan accidents starts a fire trying to cook a meal and nearly burns the floating hut down. Occupied with stopping the fire, the gang fails to notice that the smoke caught the attention of a naval helicopter who summoned a ship to rescue the castaways.

In triumph, they return to Hawaii, only to learn that things have changed over the years and they will have trouble fitting in. To further complicate matters, two Russian spies are after that the key component that Gilligan now wears as necklace.

I loved Gilligan's Island as a kid. This feature falls short on lots of levels. First and foremost, no Tina Louise who really makes the character of Ginger. The new Ginger is absolutely horrible. Then there is the incessant filler to make this a feature film. It's a half hour show expanded by three times with filler material.

Then there is the fact that the actors are just walking through their parts. They lost the spark of the TV show.

But there IS Dawn Welles, who is hot as ever.


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