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Rescue from Gilligan's Island
Film information

Directed by

Leslie H. Martinson

Produced by

Lloyd J. Schwartz (producer) Sherwood Schwartz (executive producer) Valton Lee Taylor (associate producer)

Written by

Sherwood Schwartz, Elroy Schwartz, Al Schwartz, David Harmon

Release Date(s)

10/14/78 (part 1), 10/21/78 (part 2)

Running time

95 minutes



Preceded by

Gilligan, the Goddess

Followed by

The Castaways on Gilligan's Island


Rescue from Gilligan's Island is a two-part movie that aired October 14, 1978 and October 21, 1978 that followed up the characters of Gilligan's Island. After fifteen years the castaways are finally rescued and return to civilization, encountering Russian spies in search of data Gilligan is carrying, but after a reunion cruise aboard the S. S. Minnow II, the seven find themselves marooned on the same Island.



Supporting CastEdit

  • Vincent Schiavelli as Dimitri
  • Art LeFleur as Ivan
  • Norman Bartold ... Producer
  • Barbara Mallory ... Cindy Smith
  • June Whitley Taylor ... Miss Ainsworth
  • Martin Rudy ... Dean
  • Mary Gregory ... Mrs. Devonshire
  • Glenn Robards ... Mr. Devonshire
  • Diana Chesney ... Mrs. Fellows
  • Victor Rogers ... Mr. Fellows
  • Michael Flanagan ... Director
  • Martin Ashe ... Butler
  • Robert Wood ... Tony
  • John Wheeler ... Studio Guard
  • Alex Rodine ... First Officer
  • Don Marshall ... FBI Man #1
  • Mel Prestidge ... Governor's Aide
  • Lewis Arquette ... Judge
  • Judd Laurance ... Technician
  • Michael Macready ... FBI Man #2
  • Richard Rorke ... Helicopter Pilot
  • Marcus K. Mukai ... Hawaiian Man
  • Snag Werris ... Camera Man
  • Micki Waugh ... Pom Pom Girl #1
  • Alisa Powell ... Pom Pom Girl #2
  • Portia Stevens ... Pom Pom Girl #3
  • Candace Bowen ... Pom Pom Girl #4
  • Mario Machado ... Reporter


  • Actress Cassandra Peterson, better known as "Elvira The Mistress of the Dark," almost beat out actress Judith Baldwin for the part of Ginger after Tina Louise decided she did not want to return to the role.
  • The movie doesn't reveal how much time elapses between the time The Castaways are rescued by the Coast Guard and when their reunion cruise returns them to the island. It could be less than a month or as much a half a year.
  • Several incidents not depicted in the movie would surely have resulted after the Castaways were rescued. Gilligan, the Skipper and Mary Ann most likely would have received numerous endorsement offers, the stocks in Howell Industries would have sky-rocketed upon Mr. Howell's return, Mrs. Howell would have been invited to numerous gatherings by her (still-surviving) socialite acquantances, Ginger would have been deluged with movie and stage offers and the Professor would have been booked on a rigid scientific speech tour describing his experiences and encounters while on the island.
  • During the series, it was revealed that during the big storm that landed the castaways on the Island that it was Gilligan who threw the anchor overboard without attaching it to tne SS Minnow, which caused the ship to wreck itself. Here, Gilligan tampers with the compass which causes the Minnow to drift into a big storm and back to the Island!

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