The Blue Lagoon


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Seven-year-old cousins Emmeline (Elva Josephson) and Richard (Glenn Kohan) survive a shipwreck and find themselves marooned on a beautiful island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Under the tutelage of a fellow castaway, Paddy Button (Leo McKern), the two learn the basics of survival. When Paddy dies, however, the now adolescent Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard (Christopher Atkins) are on their own to discover sex, love and loneliness in a tropical paradise.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Friday July 4 1980
Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Randal Kleiser
Screenwriter: Douglas Day Stewart
Cast: Brooke Shields
Christopher Atkins
Leo McKern
William Daniels
Elva Josephson
Glenn Kohan