Islands in the Stream

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Islands in the Stream ★★½ 1977 (P-G)

Based on Ernest Hemingway's novel, this film is actually two movies in one. An American painter/sculptor, Thomas Hudson, lives a reclusive life on the island of Bimini shortly before the outbreak of WWII. The first part is a sensitive story of a broken family and the coming of the artist's three sons to live with their father after a four-year separation. The second part is a second rate action-adventure. 105m/C VHS, DVD . George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Claire Bloom, Susan Tyrrell, Gilbert Roland; D: Franklin J. Schaffner; C: Fred W. Koenekamp; M: Jerry Goldsmith.