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Castaway (1987)

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.

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Cast

Oliver Reed
as Gerald Kingsland
Amanda Donohoe
as Lucy Irvine
Georgina Hale
as Sister Saint Margaret
Frances Barber
as Sister Saint Winifred
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 (8) | Top Critics (1)

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

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

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

November 20, 2003 | Rating: 4/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

"mesmerizing visuals hold the attention, even when the plot does not"

July 29, 2002 | Rating: 3/5
Kalamazoo Gazette

One of Roeg's most watchable

July 26, 2002 | Rating: 4/5
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Audience Reviews for Castaway

Reed at his best.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

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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
Dean King

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