Shipwrecked (1990)

Shipwrecked (1990)





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Based on the novel Haakon Haakonsen, Shipwrecked is a family film about a cabin boy (Stian Smestad) whose ship is hit by a hurricane just before it is about to be ambushed by pirates. The boy and his stowaway friend wash up on a South Seas island which happens to be where the pirates' treasure is buried. Soon, the pirates--led by Lieutenant Merrick (Gabriel Byrne)--arrive at the island with hopes of reclaiming their treasure, and the boy decides to construct a series of elaborate booby traps to prevent them from reaching the booty.
Action & Adventure , Kids & Family
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Gabriel Byrne
as Lt. John Merrick
Bjørn Sundquist
as Mr. Haakonsen
Stian Smestad
as Haakon Haakonsen
Kjell Stormoen
as Captain Madsen
Eva von Hanno
as Mrs. Haakonsen
Karl Sundby
as Bosun
Knut Walle
as Berge
Harald Brenna
as Steine
Guy Fithen
as Thatcher
Frank Krog
as Wernes
Ian Mackenzie
as Howell
Terry Duran
as Pirate
Benjamin Dootsen
as 2nd Friend
Thomas Fjeld Heltne
as 1st Friend
Rannov Nilsen
as Sheriff
Geo Von Krogh
as Old Salt
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Critic Reviews for Shipwrecked

All Critics (1)

An exciting adventure, and a lot of fun to watch.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Shipwrecked


Plucky Norwegian boy Haakon elects to be a cabin boy on a merchant's ship to save his farm from financial ruin. While crossing the seas, his ship is nearly hijacked by the infamous pirate Merrick (a snarling, gleefully nasty Gabriel Byrne) when it is sunk in a storm. Washing up stranded on a tropical island, Hakon discovers the pirate's treasure and fashions booby-traps to keep Merrick at bay. By his side is a pretty, spunky stowaway orphan named Mary and the faithful sailor Jens. There are places where this otherwise lively seagoing (no pun intended) adventure feels a bit rushed, as if the filmmakers were trying to rapidly get through the opening scenes before getting into the meat of the adventure. But other than that and the sometimes cardboard cut (but likable) characters, this Disney production is good old-fashioned fun. Suspenseful, action-packed, and never boring, the film mixes "Treasure Island" with "Home Alone", particularly in the latter half of the movie, to good effect. In short, SHIPWRECKED is not a movie you'll be calling a classic by any means, but it is quite enjoyable nonetheless.

Jon Turner
Jon Turner

"Shipwrecked" is a pretty good movie. A young boy sets on a journey to become a sailor. He makes the team, but everything changes when the captain dies and some British Navy sailors take over. The boy finds a female stowaway and everything changes from that point on. Eventually, a storm rises at sea and the boy ends up on an uninhabited island. He soon finds some treasure and finds out that the British Navy sailor in charge is a pirate. Therefore, he must find a way off the island and find his friends before it's too late. "Shipwrecked" is a cool movie. At times it has some suspense and it'll keep you interested throughout the whole movie. If you like adventure movies, I'd recommend getting "Shipwrecked." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

I have no idea why this says that this movie is named after the boy, but I've always known this movie as "Shipwrecked". Came on the Disney channel a long time ago. The Disney Channel CALLED it "Shipwrecked".... Good pirate movie for younger audiences.

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