• Publication date: February 15, 2012

The Blue Lagoon

Two children grow up on a desert island, devoid of adult guidance.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1980

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September 2, 2016 08:30 (KSA) ~ September 2, 2016 07:30 (CLT)

(mbc.net) Cousins Richard and EmmelineLestrange (Christopher Atkins and Brooke Shields) are aboard a Victorian ship when it sinks.  Aside from the vessel's cook, Paddy Button (Leo McKern) they are the only survivors. 

The three find refuge on a paradisiacal desert island; Paddy teaches the kids how to cook and build, while warning them to avoid the cannibalistic natives who live on the neighboring island.  As Emmeline and Richard reach puberty they struggle to understand their newfound emotions, an especially difficult task after Paddy drowns in a drunken stupor.

The Blue Lagoon earned $58 million in the US alone, a massive profit over its meager $4.5 million budget.  The picture was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring:

  • Brooke Shields
  • Christopher Atkins
  • Leo McKern
  • William Daniels