Director: Caleb Deschanel Cast: Aidan Quinn, Ade Sapara, Elvis Payne


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Master cinematographer Caleb Deschanel is, not unexpectedly, stronger on visuals than substance in his direction of Crusoe (though the camerawork is officially credited to Tom Pinter). The protagonist, played by Aidan Quinn, is a shipwreck victim, just as novelist Daniel Defoe proscribed over two hundred years ago. But this Robinson Crusoe is a child of the late 19th century; moreover, he is no ordinary sailor but an insensitive slave trader. The "Friday" character is divided up amongst several black natives of the island where Crusoe is stranded. Ultimately, Crusoe profits by their example, rather than the other way around. Director Deschanel busies himself with gorgeous scenery (mostly lensed in the Seychelles) and languid sunsets, permitting screenwriters Christopher Logue and Walson Green to pursue the politically correct message of Crusoe without interference.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2011
UPC: 0883904237730
Original Release: 1989
Source: Mgm Mod
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 51,908

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aidan Quinn Robinson Crusoe
Ade Sapara Warrior
Elvis Payne Runaway Slave
Richard Sharp Colcol
Colin Bruce Clerk
William Hootkins Auctioneer
Shane Rimmer Mr. Mather
Warren Clarke Capt. Lee
Hepburn Graham Lucky
Michael Higgins Dr. Martin
Raymond Johnson 1st Victim
James Kennedy Capt. Harding
Patrick Monkton Cook
Jimmy Nail Tatik
Chris Pitt Kitchen Lad
Oliver Platt Mr. Newby
Ricco Ross 2nd Victim
Timothy Spall Rev. Milne
Michael Kamen Conductor

Technical Credits
Caleb Deschanel Director
Andrew Bradford Stunts
Andrew Braunsberg Producer
Noel Davis Casting
Velijko Despotovic Production Designer
Humphrey Dixon Editor
John Evans Special Effects
Susie Figgis Casting
Walon Green Screenwriter
Radmila Ivatovic Makeup
Michael Kamen Score Composer
Christopher Logue Screenwriter
Nada Perovic Costumes/Costume Designer
Nemanja Petrovic Art Director
Giuseppe Pinori Cinematographer
Tomislav Pinter Cinematographer
Dragolijub Popovic Production Manager
Andrew Sanders Art Director
Eddie Stacey Stunts
Vladislav Tomanovic Set Decoration/Design
Ivan Ujevic Set Decoration/Design

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