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Encyclopedia > Shipwrecked (1990)

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Also known as “Piratgrottans Hemlighet” – Sweden

“Haakon Haakonson” – Norway


Movie Facts

Run time- 92 minutes

Country- Norway/Sweden/USA

Language- English

Color- Color-Technicolor

Sound Mix- Dolby

Ratings- Iceland: L

Germany: 12

Norway: 11

Sweden: 11


Genre- Adventure

Filming Locations




United Kingdom


Haakon Haakonson, a young, Norwegian boy in the 1850s, becomes the sole support of his family after his father becomes injured by becoming a cabin boy on the ship. A family friend, Jens, a family friend and a fellow shipmate of Haakon’s father, becomes and older brother to Haakon on their voyage. At first, Haakon has a difficult time adjusting to life at sea, but eventually earns the respect of his shipmates. He even discovers a female stowaway who turns into a romantic interest! After the mysterious death of his admired captain, a new set of suspicious shipmates, along with their captain comes on board. Soon afterwards, he survives the sinking of his ship in a terrible storm and wakes up on a deserted, tropical island. After searching the island, Haakon discovers that his suspicious shipmates are pirates! But that is not the only thing he discovers! Haakon eventually finds his friends Jens and Mary, the stowaway, and realizes that the pirates are returning to the island. The question remains: Will Haakon find a plan to save himself and his friends and return home safely?


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Shipwrecked was nominated for three Young Artist Awards in 1992:

1. Best Family Motion Picture- Drama

2. Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture- Stian Smestad

3. Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Motion Picture- Lousia Millwood-Haigh

Cast and Crew

Directed by

Nils Gaup


Stian Smestad .... Haakon Haakonsen

Gabriel Byrne [1] .... Lt. John Merrick This article is about the Irish actor. ...

Louisa Millwood-Haigh .... Mary (as Louisa Haigh)

Trond Peter Stamsø Munch .... Jens

Bjørn Sundquist .... Mr. Håkonsen

Eva von Hanno .... Mrs. Håkonsen

Kjell Stormoen .... The Captain

Karl Sundby .... Bosun

Knut Walle .... Berg

Harald Brenna .... Steine

John Sigurd Kristensen .... Bakken

Geo von Krogh .... Wernes

Joachim Rafaelsen .... Ole

Guy Fithen .... Thatcher

Ian Mackenzie .... Howell

William Ilkley .... Pirate

Terry Duran .... Pirat

Rannov Nilsen .... Sheriff

Jannecke Øinæs .... Rakel

Mariken Bowles Sörhus .... Sara

Thomas Fjeld Heltne .... Friend 1

Benjamin Dootsen .... Friend 2

Produced by

Erik Disch .... associate producer

John M. Jacobsen .... producer

Selwyn Remington .... associate producer

Nigel Wooll .... executive producer


A dramatization by Norwegian author O. V. Falck-Ytter's "Haakon Haakonsen. En norsk Robinson" (Haakon Haakonsen. A Norwegian Robinson), an action-adventure story aimed at youths, it was inspired by Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" and published in 1873.

Movie Goofs

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Factual errors: Among the debris washed ashore after the shipwreck is an anchor.

Continuity: Haakon's footwear repairs itself as he spends time on the island. When he's washed ashore, he's barefoot, or nearly so, and when he falls into the pit he has just part of a shoe on his right foot. Then, as he builds the boobytraps, he has parts of shoes on both feet. He sees the flare from the other island, builds a boat and launches it barefoot - then wades out of the water on the other island wearing two completely intact shoes.

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