Rescue from Gilligan's Island

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Rescue from Gilligan's Island ★½ 1978

Fifteen years after the cancellation of “Gilligan's Island” came this TV movie that reunited the principal cast (minus Tina Louise's original Ginger) and finally depicted the rescue of the castaways. When a tsunami sweeps the group's huts into the sea, they're discovered by the Coast Guard and return to civilization. Somewhat changed by their experiences on the island, the castaways face difficulties assimilating with modern life, while at the same time Gilligan is pursued by Russian spies sent to retrieve an information disc that landed on the island. This awkward return to the lame jokes and Keaton-inspired slapstick of the TV series seemed out of date even during the original broadcast, but the cast's chemistry is still evident. 92m/C VHS, DVD . Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Russell Johnson, Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Dawn Wells, Judith Baldwin; D: Leslie Martinson; W: David Harmon, Sherwood Schwartz, Elroy Schwartz, Al Schwartz; C: Robert Primes; M: Gerald Fried. TV