Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)
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The Kidnapper 

A smooth-talking criminal comes to the island and holds the women on the island hostage in exchange for ransom money, but when he is captured they decide to try and reform him instead of holding him prisoner.

Director:

Jerry Hopper

Writers:

Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Ray Singer
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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
Don Rickles ... Norbett Wiley
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A smooth-talking criminal comes to the island and holds the women on the island hostage in exchange for ransom money, but when he is captured they decide to try and reform him instead of holding him prisoner.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1966 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Thurston Howell III: [the castaways discover Wiley has stolen their belongings and start to run after him] He even took my solid gold suspenders!
[Howell's pants fall down]
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Don Rickles in the title role
19 June 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Kidnapper" opens with a ransom note demanding $10,000 for the safe return of a missing Mrs. Howell, which her husband willingly parts with. Next he demands $20,000 for Mary Ann, then $30,000 for Ginger. The Skipper proves too big to kidnap, the culprit revealed to be Norbett Wiley (Don Rickles), who confesses to a life of crime because he's unable to resist the temptation. The Professor remains wary of his many stories, though the others succumb to his outward charm. Eventually he gains his freedom, only to steal everyone blind during his welcome back to society party. Masterful comedian Don Rickles, also a fine actor, was the perfect choice for the kidnapper, but the laughs aren't so plentiful.


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