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Anything to Survive (1990)

Not Rated | | Adventure | TV Movie 5 February 1990
A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.

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A divorced father and his three children, whilst sailing from Prince Rupert, get caught in a storm. After being shipwrecked and isolated on an island they try and find a way home from the bitter Alaskan coast. However after ten days, with the situation becoming increasingly desperate, the father must make an agonizing decision. One that could cost his children's lives. Written by Mark Andrew Radford <s2194044@cse.unsw.edu.au>

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Mixed bag in survival story
26 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This survival story of an athletic man (played by the athletic Conrad), his athletic son, and his two daughters is based on a true story.

If so, there aren't any punches pulled on the hatefulness and evil of one of the characters. The father is realistic, and bases his hopes for his family on realism. The son is believable enough as a jock with a decent enough heart. The youngest daughter is subject to harassment and hate that looks to have been going on for way too much from her vicious older sister.

The older sister is, quite frankly, a demonic creature that torments her younger sister even at the point of death. If this was her true character, one would feel sorry for anyone under her control. One must feel for the younger daughter, who can't even trust her own family, and for good reason, and whose struggle for survival is against all the odds.

The story itself has a ring of truth to it, but also a ring of stupidity on the father's part for putting them in this situation, and for being so callous as to allow the youngest daughter to be put through a Hell no one should have to go through. Granted, he's fairly moderate, but the hatefulness of the older sister goes beyond normal "picking". It's sheer demonic possession and evil at best.

As for the rest, it looks like very realistic drama, with the weakening of the senses and the brains affecting even the healthy male members of the party, making the struggle even harder. One should not think this is a fault of their own. It's simply the human body succumbing to the elements, struggling to make the right decisions.


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