Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three-Hour Tour in History


2h 2001

Brief Synopsis

Television movie that gives a "behind-the-scenes" look at the television series "Gilligan's Island," which ran from 1964 to 1967 on CBS. The story, told from the point of view of Dawn Wells (Mary Ann), Bob Denver (Gilligan) and Russell Johnson (the Professor), begins with the battle the creator face

Film Details

Also Known As
Behind the Scenes of Gilligan's Island
Release Date
2001
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Television movie that gives a "behind-the-scenes" look at the television series "Gilligan's Island," which ran from 1964 to 1967 on CBS. The story, told from the point of view of Dawn Wells (Mary Ann), Bob Denver (Gilligan) and Russell Johnson (the Professor), begins with the battle the creator faced convincing network executives to greenlight the original pilot. After struggling to cast the show, he fought to have the series picked up. The network couldn't argue with the favorable reaction audiences had to the seven unusual castaways and their plight. However, even after the series was picked up, the obstacles faced on "Gilligan's Island" were not only in front of the cameras. From Russell Johnson's reluctance to take the role that eventually solidified his place in pop culture to the private pain Natalie Schaeffer (Mrs. Howell) endured, the events taking place behind the scenes were far different from the lighthearted on-screen escapades of the shipwrecked seven.

Crew

Walter W Andrus

Camera Operator

Marlene Bergman

Main Title Design

Paul Breuninger

Property Master

J Max Burnett

Production Coordinator

Jay Caplan

Costume Supervisor

Andre Caporaso

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Steve Coker

Other

Traci Crouch

Assistant

Mike Davis

Transportation Coordinator

Tarra Day

Makeup Artist

Bob Denver

Other

Eric Dyson

Assistant Director

Timothy Grant Engle

Assistant Director

Larry Fioritto

Special Effects Coordinator

Larry Germain

Co-Executive Producer

Sam Gross

Set Decorator

Shannon Halwes

Music Editor

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

James Hightower

Assistant Editor

Jeremy Kent Jackson

Assistant Production Coordinator

J W Jergensen

Construction Coordinator

Russell Johnson

Other

Laura Karpman

Music

Paul A. Kaufman

Executive Producer

Thomas Keniston

Production Accountant

Sean Lambert

Editor

Greg Lavoi

Costume Designer

Marc Lentimiglia

Location Manager

Kimberly Mcgregor

Production Supervisor

Robin Mcwilliams

Hair Stylist

Carla Meyer

Dialect Coach

Gary T New

Production Designer

Russell Nordstedt

Key Grip

Lori Openden

Casting

Duane Poole

Screenplay

Chris Reeves

Sound Editor

Debby Ruby-winsberg

Adr

Tommy Ruth

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Anthony Santa Croce

Producer

Anthony Santa Croce

Unit Production Manager

Suzie Sax

Script Supervisor

Richard T Schor

Assistant Director

Stephanie Scott

Assistant Director

Ken Segal

Sound Mixer

Randy Shanofsky

Assistant Camera Operator

Lynn Stevenson

Post-Production Supervisor

Lon Thompson

Gaffer

Llyswen Vaughan

Music Supervisor

Kristina Vogel

Makeup Artist

Dawn Wells

Co-Executive Producer

Dawn Wells

Other

Dianne Young

Casting Associate

Kenneth D Zunder

Other

Kenneth D Zunder

Director Of Photography

Film Details

Also Known As
Behind the Scenes of Gilligan's Island
Release Date
2001
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States October 14, 2001

Previous title: "Behind the Scenes of Gilligan's Island."

Began shooting May 21, 2001.

Completed shooting June 15, 2001.