Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe


1h 27m 2001

Brief Synopsis

A British seaman, the sole survivor of a shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a remote island. Battling both nature and extreme isolation, Crusoe fights to save himself from slipping into madness. When Crusoe rescues Friday, a native islander, from a tribe of cannibals, the seaman's fate dramaticall

Film Details

Also Known As
Robinson Crusoe
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Location
Papua, New Guinea

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

A British seaman, the sole survivor of a shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a remote island. Battling both nature and extreme isolation, Crusoe fights to save himself from slipping into madness. When Crusoe rescues Friday, a native islander, from a tribe of cannibals, the seaman's fate dramatically changes. Crusoe's desperate need for companionship forces him to confront a deeply rooted prejudice and enables the man to forge a bond of friendship deeper than any he has known.

Film Details

Also Known As
Robinson Crusoe
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Location
Papua, New Guinea

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 22, 2001

Released in United States on Video January 22, 2001

Released in United States on Video January 22, 2002

Daniel Defoe novel has been adapted to film numerous times, including "The Adventures of Robison Crusoe" (Mexico/1952), directed by Luis Bunuel and starring Dan O'Herlihy, "Man Friday" (United Kingdom/1975), directed by Jack Gold and starring Peter O'Toole and Richard Roundtree, "Crusoe" (USA/1988), directed by Caleb Deschanel and starring Aidan Quinn.

Six days of additional photography take place January 1996, in London with director George Miller.

Began shooting June 23, 1994.

Completed shooting August 10, 1994.

Released in United States January 22, 2001

Released in United States on Video January 22, 2001

Two additional days of production took place, following the wrap of principal photography, in London and Sydney, fall 1994.

Released in United States on Video January 22, 2002 (under title "Robinson Crusoe")