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Series cast summary:
Craig McLachlan ...  Ralph Leyton 4 episodes, 1999
Nadine Garner ...  Marie Sinclair 4 episodes, 1999
Rachel Blakely ...  Lucille Fournier 4 episodes, 1999
Ling Cooper Tang ...  Minh-Tam 4 episodes, 1999
Paul Leyden ...  Andrew Jenkins 4 episodes, 1999
Beverley Dunn Beverley Dunn ...  Sister Margaret 4 episodes, 1999
Thaao Penghlis ...  Captain John Brava 4 episodes, 1999
Tayler Kane ...  Jacque Duras 4 episodes, 1999
Veronica Segura ...  Woman 4 episodes, 1999
Puven Pather Puven Pather ...  Curly (1999) 4 episodes, 1999
Peter Stefanou Peter Stefanou ...  Karl 4 episodes, 1999
Robert Rabiah ...  Raoul 4 episodes, 1999
Christopher Stevenson Christopher Stevenson ...  Max 4 episodes, 1999
Gary Ramon Gary Ramon ...  Sam 4 episodes, 1999
Matthew Ruys Matthew Ruys ...  Butch 4 episodes, 1999
Rick Tonna ...  Tommo 4 episodes, 1999
Ricardo Rusch ...  Doc 4 episodes, 1999
Lisa Callaghan Lisa Callaghan ...  Sandy 4 episodes, 1999
Adam Fiorentino Adam Fiorentino ...  Carlo Brava 4 episodes, 1999
Tessa Wells Tessa Wells ...  Jill Jenkins 4 episodes, 1999
Angela Stapleton Angela Stapleton ...  Eva 4 episodes, 1999
Paula Bell Paula Bell ...  Helga 4 episodes, 1999
Masa Yamaguchi ...  Masashi 4 episodes, 1999
Kim Nguyen Kim Nguyen ...  Mi Loi 4 episodes, 1999
Emmy Teoh Emmy Teoh ...  Mother 4 episodes, 1999
Eng Aun Khor Eng Aun Khor ...  Grandfather 4 episodes, 1999
Nick Wallwork Nick Wallwork ...  Man #1 4 episodes, 1999
Alister Pike Alister Pike ...  Man #2 4 episodes, 1999
Tiger Song Tiger Song ...  Larissa 4 episodes, 1999
Joanna Cassidy ...  Gina Brava 4 episodes, 1999
Antonio Sabato Jr. ...  Jack Osborne 4 episodes, 1999
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Four hour action/adventure epic starring Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner and Rachel Blakely alongside ex-Melrose Place star Antonio Sabato Jr. Shot on Queensland in Australia the story is about a group of young sailors who are attacked by pirates and then marooned on a desert tropical island still set with booby traps from World War II. Written by Brendan Hill <swatchdog@mindless.com>

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1999 (Australia) See more »

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Autiosaari See more »

Filming Locations:

Queensland, Australia

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Crawfords Australia See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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Australia Rules the World!
10 August 2004 | by guil12See all my reviews

For certainly this mini TV film contains some of the best hunks from down under ever in one film. Many from the soaps.

The story lasts about 3 hours and tells of a shipwrecked group of young people surviving on a deserted island loaded with World War II Japanese booby traps. Not all survive.

Directed by George Miller, this 1999 adventure film is beautifully photographed in exotic locations in Australia. Add those beautiful men and you have a gorgeous picture. The acting is pretty good for an adventure yarn and is distinguished with the appearance of Joanna Cassidy, a fine actress in a sympathetic role of an older woman and younger man love affair. She's a joy to watch every minute she's on screen. Then there's the likes of that ever lovin' Antonio Sabato Jr as a young man bitter towards the Vietnamese, having killed his father and causing his mother to lose her mind. He falls for the young Vietnamese girl who also lost her family due to pirates attacking their fishing boat. Their love affair and marraige, including having a child through her being raped by a pirate, is both honest and touching. Fine work by both actors. Minh-Tan plays the Vietnamese girl.

Thaao Penghlis, as the older husband to Cassidy comes from the soaps as does Paul Leyden, another beauty, playing the younger man to Cassidy. Rachel Blakely plays the young woman who discovers a secret cave where she soon finds the diary of a Japanese soldier left there to die years ago. His ghost appears and she fantasizes their relationship.

As the villain amongst them, Craig McLaughlan is absolutely beautiful and from Australia too. He's totally convincing in the role and gets his demise soon enough. And there's Sister Margaret, played by veteran actress Beverly Dunn. She steals almost every scene. My only disappointment was in the casting of another Australian, Nadine Garner in the role of Marie. She seems out of place in this film and unable to match the charisma of those around her. Hard to believe she could be so dumb to fall for the villain as she does.

Anyway I'm being picky. This is a good film well done by the performers and director. The scenery and the men are well worth seeing.


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