Maybe the question when stuck on a deserted island isn’t “What will you do?” but “How long will it take you to get out?” History has its fair share of people getting stuck or being left in such locales. The reality show series Survivor makes it look easy, but life as a castaway can have some serious repercussions—even after being rescued.
These and other related aspects are explained in Rescue from Gilligan’s Island, a TV movie following the events of the TV series Gilligan’s Island. In the movie, a crashed Russian satellite becomes the saving grace of Gilligan’s group of castaways, whose ship ran aground due to a tropical storm. They escaped certain death upon knowing that a massive tsunami will eat the island whole.
A series of events and hardships follow, from building a raft to escaping the wave to being rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter thanks to setting their raft on fire. One thing the protagonists weren’t able to prepare for, however, was the length of time they’ve been marooned; settling at Honolulu, they realised they missed two U.S. presidents: Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
You’ll be surprised at how many twists and turns this movie has, but you’ll have to watch it for yourself to find out what really happens. Perhaps you can also learn a thing or two about survival if you watch movies online for free. After all, between Australia and everywhere else lies the vast ocean.