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Magic Island (1995)

Jack Carlisle is a disillusioned 13-year old boy. His mother is always away at work since his father left. He decides to run away, as his mom won't miss him. As he is ready to leave, his ... See full summary »

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Sam Irvin

Writers:

Neil Ruttenberg (screenplay by), Brent V. Friedman (screenplay by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zachery Ty Bryan ... Jack Carlisle
Andrew Divoff ... Blackbeard
Edward Kerr ... Prince Morgan
Lee Armstrong Lee Armstrong ... Gwyn
French Stewart ... Mr. Sapperstein
Jessie-Ann Friend Jessie-Ann Friend ... Lily
Oscar Dillon ... Dumas
Abraham Benrubi ... Duckbone
Sean O'Kane ... Jolly Bob
Schae Harrison ... Mrs. Carlisle
Ja'net DuBois ... Lucretia
Terry Sweeney ... Funny Face (voice)
Martine Beswick ... Lady Face (voice) (as Martine Beswicke)
Isaac Hayes ... Mad Face (voice)
Sam Irvin ... Carbassas
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Storyline

Jack Carlisle is a disillusioned 13-year old boy. His mother is always away at work since his father left. He decides to run away, as his mom won't miss him. As he is ready to leave, his nanny, convinces him to read this 'magic book'. The book is about a pirate adventure on Magic Island. As Jack reads the book, he is sucked into the world and goes on numerous adventures with Prince Morgan, while fleeing the evil Blackbeard the Pirate. He is even saved by Lily, a beautiful mermaid, whom he falls in love with. Written by Neil Bradley <riplord@aol.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magic Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Guerrero, Mexico See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (RGB)
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Did You Know?

Goofs

After Lily saves Jack, they sit on the rocks and talk, and the position of Jack's wet hair keeps changing in every shot. See more »

Quotes

Supperstein: [Jack's stereo plays loud music] What be that noise, captain?
Blackbeard: What?
Supperstein: I said, "What BE that noise?"
Blackbeard: What?
Supperstein: [music stops] I said, "WHAT BE THAT INFERNAL RACKET?
Blackbeard: IT BE YOU HOLLERIN' IN ME EAR!
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Referenced in Movie Nights: Subspecies (2012) See more »

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Resurrection
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Performed by Quiet Riot
Produced by Kevin DuBrow and Ricky DeLena
Written by Carlos Cavazo
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An all round great film....
14 February 2005 | by undercounter_rastaSee all my reviews

This film got really bad reviews in the TV pages I used but when I tuned in by accident I immediately found myself gripped. The plot is weak and the characters shallow and the comedy is absolutely pathetic but still I found myself watching it to the end. This film is a very good piece of entertainment for young and old alike. The two young actors are good and it is only a shame we haven't see Jessie-Ann Friend in more films since. Not only is this film gently gripping and lightly entertaining it is a beautiful story and an uplifting tale. I thoroughly recommend it for anyone who has a couple of hours to spare and just needs the relaxing involvement this film gives.


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