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The Island

The Island (1980)

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Michael Caine stars as an investigative writer for a news magazine who doggedly tracks down one of the most baffling mysteries of modern times - the disappearance of pleasure craft and passengers from one area of the Caribbean. It is in this area of the sea that descendants of seventeenth-century buccaneers, trapped in a time warp, persist in their marauding ways. Caine is captured by these pirates who need his services to help improve their degenerated gene pool. Caine's twelve-year-old son is converted to the pirates' heathen ways and turns against his father in this super thriller from the author of "Jaws" and "The Deep."

Synopsis

Michael Caine stars as an investigative writer for a news magazine who doggedly tracks down one of the most baffling mysteries of modern times - the disappearance of pleasure craft and passengers from one area of the Caribbean. It is in this area of the sea that descendants of seventeenth-century buccaneers, trapped in a time warp, persist in their marauding ways. Caine is captured by these pirates who need his services to help improve their degenerated gene pool. Caine's twelve-year-old son is converted to the pirates' heathen ways and turns against his father in this super thriller from the author of "Jaws" and "The Deep."