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Mysterious Island (2005)

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To escape evils of the Civil War, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way of hot air balloon. Once landing on an island, the group finds they are surrounded by danger... See full summary »

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Russell Mulcahy

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Jules Verne (novel), Adam Armus (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Cyrus
Danielle Calvert Danielle Calvert ... Helen
Gabrielle Anwar ... Jane
Patrick Stewart ... Nemo
Jason Durr ... Pencroff
Omar Gooding ... Neb
Vinnie Jones ... Bob
Tom Mison ... Blake
Roy Marsden Roy Marsden ... Joseph (as Roy Anthony Mould)
Chris Larkin ... Atherton (as Christopher Stephens)
Dom Hetrakul Dom Hetrakul ... Sun (as Dom Hatrakul)
Nate Harrison Nate Harrison ... Lemay
Geoffrey Giuliano Geoffrey Giuliano ... Captain Li
Banjong Siriwattanawong Banjong Siriwattanawong ... Pirate
Daniel O'Neill Daniel O'Neill ... Young Pirate
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To escape evils of the Civil War, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way of hot air balloon. Once landing on an island, the group finds they are surrounded by danger from giant insects and gold-craving pirates. Turned away by the only safe haven on the island, owned by Captain Nemo, played by Sir Patrick Stewart, the group is forced to find shelter and survive. Written by Katelyn

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USA | Thailand | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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A Ilha Misteriosa See more »

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Krabi, Thailand See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Kyle MacLachlan and Sir Patrick Stewart appeared in Dune (1984). See more »

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The group escapes from the Confederate prison in a hot air balloon, but it doesn't have a burner (something to create hot air and thereby keep the balloon afloat). They also supposedly float 8,000 miles or more, which would be impossible in that type of balloon even if they had a burner. See more »

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Version of Tainstvennyy ostrov (1941) See more »

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Verne would be as furious as I am if he had to watch this schlock
1 November 2005 | by tom_amitySee all my reviews

This is indeed an awful production, and it has nothing to do with Verne.

The five castaways in Verne's book are Cyrus Smith (the brilliant military engineer--who for some reason or other is called Cyrus Harding in most of the English-language versions), Gideon Spillett (the newspaper reporter), Neb (ex-slave still working for ex-owner Smith, who freed him), Pencroff (a sailor), and Harbert (youngster, son of Pencroff's late captain, for whom Pencroff is acting as guardian). Verne is very good at sketching these guys' personalities and making them come alive for us, and all his careful nuancing is thrown out the window in this production.

Why these female characters? The novel has NO female characters, and it assumes five men can live on a deserted island for three years and never think about women or sex---the subject never comes up. If the producers didn't think that believable, they should have written their own damn story and not pretended to be dramatizing Verne's.

Yes, Captain Nemo does appear in the novel, but he's absolutely nothing like he is in this production.

There's a reformed pirate named Ayrton in the book, but other than that he has nothing in common with the reformed pirate Blake in this version.

My respect for Stewart is a lot less after knowing that he would consent to be in this ridiculous production.


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