Treasure Island (1999 film)

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

Treasure Island
Movie poster
Directed byPeter Rowe
Produced byPieter Kroonenburg
Julie Allan
Written byRobert Louis Stevenson (original novel)
Peter Rowe
StarringJack Palance
Kevin Zegers
Patrick Bergin
Malcolm Stoddard
David Robb
Cody Palance
Dermot Keaney
Music byNeil Smolar
CinematographyMarc Charlebois
Distributed byColumbia TriStar
Release date
January 8, 1999[1]
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States


The narrative takes place in 1759 and diverges from that of the novel in that Captain Smollett convinces Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey to cut Jim, a 13-year old boy, out of his rightful share of the treasure. 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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