Treasure Island (1999 film)

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Treasure Island
Movie poster
Directed by Peter Rowe
Produced by Pieter Kroonenburg
Julie Allan
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson (original novel)
Peter Rowe
Starring Jack Palance
Kevin Zegers
Patrick Bergin
Malcolm Stoddard
David Robb
Cody Palance
Dermot Keaney
Music by Neil Smolar
Cinematography Marc Charlebois
Distributed by Columbia TriStar
Release dates
Running time
94 min.
Country United States
Language English

Treasure Island is a 1999 film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island. It was written & directed by Peter Rowe, and starred Kevin Zegers as Jim Hawkins and Jack Palance as Long John Silver in his final film appearance.[2][3]


The narrative diverges from that of the novel in that Captain Smollett convinces Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey to cut Jim out of his rightful share of the treasure and so Jim then teams up with Silver. Smollett, Trelawney and Livesey are killed, and Jim, Silver and Ben Gunn escape with the treasure.



The film was shot in various locations on the Isle of Man, and distributed by Columbia TriStar and Fries Film Group.[4] The vessel used to portray the Hispaniola was the tall ship Earl of Pembroke.[5][6]


Producer Adrienne Gruben was nominated for the 2001 Independent Spirit Awards.[7]


  2. "Treasure Island". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  3. "Jack Palance filmography". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  4. "Treasure Island". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  5. Jack Palance and writer/director Peter Rose on the Earl of Pembroke
  6. Rowe, Peter (Writer and Director) (1999). Treasure Island (Motion Picture). Isle Of Man. Columbia Tristar.
  7. "Treasure Island, Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 

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