Castaway (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Castaway (1987)





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This conventional drama about two people on a desert island is enhanced by good acting on the part of Oliver Reed as middle-aged Gerald Kingsland, the man who wants to go native, and Amanda Donohoe as Lucy Irvine, the woman who joins him. Lucy has a dull job in wintry London so when she sees an ad from Gerald asking for a woman to come with him to an island near Papua New Guinea for one year, she answers yes, he agrees, and off they go. Clothes are optional. Their personalities are not always in agreement but what is more problematical than their emotional and mental state is their physical state. Neither one remembered to bring any medical supplies and soon everything takes a turn for the worse.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Lucy Irvine, Allan Scott, Allan G. Scott
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 29, 1992
Cannon Group

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Oliver Reed
as Gerald Kingsland
Amanda Donohoe
as Lucy Irvine
Georgina Hale
as Sister Saint Margare...
Frances Barber
as Sister Saint Winifre...
John Sessions
as Man in Pub
Sarah Harper
as Swimming Teacher
Stephen Jenn
as Shop Manager
Paul Reynolds
as Mike Kingsland
Sean Hamilton
as Geoffrey Kingsland
Arthur Cox
as Manager
Gordon Honeycombe
as TV Newscaster
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Critic Reviews for Castaway

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | February 20, 1987
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 7, 2005
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Despite all its short-comings, Roeg never lets things get dull--his camera sees to that.

Full Review… | June 21, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Strange Nicolas Roeg film doesn't quite work, but remains fascinating.

November 20, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Castaway

Can't remeber much about this, a good plot and interesting to see how the two get on all alone on a deserted island. Spending most of the time in the nude.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

Reed at his best.

Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer


its good good parts and bad. the nudity was done realistically which means theres a lot of it. touches on some interesting dynamics between men and women in an extreme setting.

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