The Island (1980, United States)

investigative journalismmysterious deathmysterious disappearance

The Island  1980 crime mystery movie

Running time: 110 minutes

Language: English

Journalist Blair Maynard takes his son on a vacation trip to Florida hoping that at the same time he could gather some informations about ships that went missing without explanation in what is known as Bermuda Triangle. When they reach the small island they go for a fishing trip and are attacked by unknown people. Mayndard kills one of them and is knocked down unconscious. When he wakes up he is surrounded by pirates, but nothing is as simple as it looks.

Film based on a Peter Benchley novel shows an interesting explanation to Bermuda Triangle phenomenon - pirates operating from some uncharted Caribbean island. Although the plot had potential to be quite interesting the movie is not very impressive with very slow pace and average realism.

Our rating

5.2 / 10

Movie value

5 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

2 / 5

Story complexity

3 / 5



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Creators of The Island

Michael Ritchie films

Michael Ritchie

director

Peter Benchley films

Peter Benchley

screenplay

Cast of The Island

Michael Caine films

Michael Caine

as Blair Maynard

Jeffrey Frank films

Jeffrey Frank

as Justin Maynard

Frank Middlemass films

Frank Middlemass

as Windsor

Don Henderson films

Don Henderson

as Rollo

Dudley Sutton films

Dudley Sutton

as Dr. Brazil

Angela Punch McGregor films

Angela Punch McGregor

as Beth