Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)
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The Hunter 

A big-game hunter arrives on the island. Upon learning there is nothing on the island to hunt, he chooses instead to hunt one of the castaways--and he chooses Gilligan.


Leslie Goodwins


Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Ben Gershman | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Bob Denver ... Gilligan
Alan Hale Jr. ... Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby
Jim Backus ... Thurston Howell III
Natalie Schafer ... Mrs. Lovey Howell
Tina Louise ... Ginger Grant
Russell Johnson ... Professor Roy Hinkley
Dawn Wells ... Mary Ann Summers
Rory Calhoun ... Jonathan Kincaid
Harold Sakata ... Ramoo


A big-game hunter arrives on the island. Upon learning there is nothing on the island to hunt, he chooses instead to hunt one of the castaways--and he chooses Gilligan.

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

16 January 1967 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Richard Connell's " The Most Dangerous Game" Gilligan's Island style. See more »


It is unclear why Kincaid flew to the island. An experienced hunter like him would know there is no natural way for big game to be there. See more »


Mary Ann Summers: [thinking she's been chosen to be hunted] Me?
Jonathan Kincaid: My dear, shooting you would be like shooting an Easter bunny.
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Spoofs The Most Dangerous Game (1932) See more »

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The Most Dangerous Plot
23 October 2015 | by jivers01See all my reviews

In the grand tradition of sixties television, this one swipes its story from a classic film. In this case, the hunting-human-prey plot from "The Most Dangerous Game" (1932). Suave Rory Calhoun lends some class as famous hunter Jonathan Kincaid -- who drops in via helicopter in search of big game. His turban-clad, spear-carrying native assistant Ramoo is played by Harold Sakata (Odd Job himself!) in a throwaway role.

Kincaid holds the castaways captive and selects the agile Gilligan as the object of his hunt. He can't be bribed by the Howells or seduced by Ginger so, the big hunt is scheduled for the following day. The expected hijinks ensue, but nothing funny or imaginative occurs. The series was clearly on autopilot by this point. Plus, the Gilligan-heavy story leaves the rest of the likable cast (the show's saving grace) with almost nothing to do.

Other contemporary shows borrowed the same Dangerous Game premise -- The Outer Limits, Lost in Space, Get Smart, I Spy, et al. -- with far superior results than this limp, run-of-the-island retread. For comparison, just look at Get Smart's creative, well-produced, and funny "Island of the Darned" episode.

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