Castaway (1987)





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Movie Info

Nicolas Roeg directed this dreamy erotic adventure film based on two Australian non-fiction best-sellers -- Lucy Irvine's Castaway and Gerald Kingsland's The Islander. Both best-sellers concern former clerk and waitress Lucy Irvine's response to an advertisement placed by writer Gerald Kingsland in a magazine seeking "a wife for a year on a tropical island." Irvine responded to the ad and, after learning that she would have to pay for the trip to the island of Tuin (between New Guinea and … 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



as Gerald Kingsland

as Lucy Irvine

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as Sister Saint Winifre...

as Man in Pub

as Janice

as Swimming Teacher

as Shop Manager

as Mike Kingsland

as Geoffrey Kingsland

as Manager

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
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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

Long before Survivor there was this real-life story of two people choosing to spend a year alone on an island. The best thing about this was Amanda Donohoe spending half the time naked.

Jeff B

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