The New Swiss Family Robinson (1998)

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James Keach and Jane Seymour, husband and wife in real life, are teamed in this direct-to-cable update of Johann David Wyss' classic adventure tale The Swiss Family Robinson. While on a boat bound from Singapore to Sydney, the Robinson family is besieged by pirates, who set them adrift. Landing on a remote island in the company of a handful of other survivors, the family manages not only to survive but to flourish -- though their efforts to escape their new surroundings are continually thwarted by their pirate tormentors. Ultimately, the Robinsons save themselves with the considerable assistance of their new-found animal friends. Originally intended for a theatrical release, the PG-rated The New Swiss Family Robinson made its American bow via the Disney Channel cable network in 1999, nearly a full year after its completion.
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PG
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Kids & Family
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Cast

Jane Seymour
as Anna Robinson
James Keach
as Jack Robinson
David Carradine
as Sheldon Blake
Jamie Renee Smith
as Elizabeth Robinson
Blake Bashoff
as Todd Robinson
John Mallory Asher
as Shane Robinson
Yumi Iwama
as Francoise
Billy Bates
as Halo Pirate
John Edmondson
as Wheelhouse Pirate
Diane Kirman
as Girlfriend Pirate
Diane Kirman
as Girlfriend Pirate
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½

This is so hilariously bad it's amazing. The stoner surfer son who will surfboard around the island. David Carradine and his futile band of hijackers. Monkeys and other assorted animals. It all piles up into one awful hilarious mess.

Zach Sheets
Zach Sheets
½

Refreshingly more realistic than the original movie, it is less entertaining, although has a very good story and beautiful scenery. Worth seeing at least once.

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