Castaways

Six Days, Seven Nights

By Harrison Ford and Anne Heche

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Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island.
Also available on DVD.  Rated PG-13.

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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

By Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr

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A nun and a Marine sergeant, stranded on a Pacific island in 1944, hide out from the invading Japanese.
Not rated.
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Cast Away

By Tom Hanks

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Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer, finds his ruled-by-the-clock existence ended when a harrowing plane crash leaves him isolated on a remote island. As Chuck struggles to survive, he finds that his own personal journey has only just begun.
Available on both DVD and VHS. Rated PG-13.

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The Cay

By Theodore Taylor

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Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curacao. War has always been a game to him, and he's eager to glimpse it firsthand--until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed. When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mother's warning about black people: "They are different, and they live differently." But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillip's head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy.
Also available on audio. Timothy of the Cay is the sequel.

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The Castaway

By James Stevenson

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During a family vacation, Hubie the mouse falls out of a dirigible and is stranded on a tropical island, where a very inventive fellow castaway, Leo, helps him overcome his fears.
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The Boy Who Spoke Dog

By Clay Morgan

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Jack, a storm-snatched cabin boy, washes up on a mysterious island. He finds sheep, sheep dogs, and wild dogs called fangos, but strangely, no people. Jack struggles to survive, to understand the dogs, and to befriend a little Border collie named Moxie. J Fic Mor
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