About the film
indigenous island shipwreck friendship loneliness survival cannibal deserted island
Release Date: May 12, 1997
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Drama|
|Director||:||Rod Hardy, George T. Miller|
|Producers||:||Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Robert Halmi Sr., Njeri Karago, Michele Tandy|
|Writers||:||Christopher Canaan, Tracy Keenan Wynn, Daniel Defoe, Christopher Lofton|
Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival on the island, until he meets Friday, a tribesman whom he saves from being sacrificed. Initially, Crusoe is thrilled to finally have a friend, but he has to defend himself against the tribe who uses the island to sacrifice tribesman to their gods. During time their relationship changes from master-slave to a mutual respected friendship despite their difference in culture and religion.