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Robinson Crusoe

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Original title
Robinson Crusoe
Running time
91 min.
United States United States
Christopher Lofton, Tracy Keenan Wynn, Christopher Canaan (Novel: Daniel Defoe)
Jennie Muskett
David Connell
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Miramax Films / RHI Entertainment
Adventure | Survival Film
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Robinson Crusoe
Synopsis / Plot
Pierce Brosnan stars in a new movie version of the classic adventure tale Robinson Crusoe. After killing a friend in a duel, Crusoe flees his native Scotland and takes to the high seas. A storm casts him ashore on an island in the Indian Ocean, where he builds himself a home out of bamboo and goes a little crazy from solitude--until he finds a footprint in the sand that isn't his. The relationship between Crusoe and Friday, a native from a neighboring island, gets a more contemporary (less colonial) interpretation than in the original story; the result is quite enjoyable. Brosnan is particularly good at depicting Crusoe's borderline madness from isolation, and William Takaku gives Friday both dignity and intelligence. The cinematography of the island is gorgeous. --Bret Fetzer (from
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