Another Great Action Picture
Gary L. Dibert | Pittsburgh, Pa | 03/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This picture hit movie theaters on December 1st 1979 starring Clint Walker as Wendell, Peter Lawford as Gordon Duvall, Steve Keats as Mike Stapleton, Jamie Lyn Bauer as Lizabeth, Jayne Kennedy as Chocolate and Deborah Shelton as Bambi. The year was 1954, and the place French Indo China. Its wartime and the village where the nuns lived is under attack. Bombs and guns are going off all around them and the nuns need to find away to keep the orphans safe. So the nuns decide their going to make a run for and try to get on an airplane near there village. The nuns are able to get the 11 baby orphans and get on the plane but now the pilot has to get the plane in the air without being shot down. Once the plane is in the air, the nuns are able to get the babies to settle down and the nuns are able to get some rest. However, the rest doesn't last long as the plane has to fly through a thunderstorm. Just as the plane is through the storm, it is struck by lightning sending the plane into a tailspin. With the plane spinning out of control, the pilot takes the plane down and it crash lands on an island in the South Pacific. After the plane crashed the nun is injured so bad that she can't take care of the babies so she has to put her trust into the oldest one Lizabeth who's only 6 years old herself. So Lizabeth names the dead nun sister and uses it as power as she raises the babies. The movie fast-forwards to 25 years later where the once tiny babies have grown up into beautiful young women that the only life they know of is living on the island. There's eight babies left as three of them died and you have Chocolate, Flower, Snow, and Jo Jo, among others that were able to survive. The girls are in the local cove swimming when Lizabeth tells them they need to get out of the water. Meanwhile there's a plane up above them that was blown of course because of a thunderstorm and the plane is about out of fuel. Wendell notices the island and tells the pilot to land the plane but the president of the company Gordon Duvall who Wendell worked for says no. After an argument process on where there at between Wendell and Duvall Mike Gordon's right hand man steps in and tells the pilot to put the plane on the island. Chocolate and Jo Jo who are standing on the edge of the woods notice that the plane is in trouble and Jo Jo runs of to tell Lizabeth. The pilot lands the plane in the water and they drift into the island where the pilot puts the plane on land. The men decide to get out and investigate the place while looking for wood to make a fire and food to cook and eat. As the pilot sneaks away, to get a drink of booze he comes across a skull on a stake. He calls for Mike and they decide that there was a plane that crash here long ago and they decide they have to fine that plane if they want to get of the island. Mike and Wendell start to look for the plane so they can get gas when they see a local headhunter chasing Snow along the beach before she runs back in the woods. While Gordon and his bodyguard are out looking for food, they come across Bambi who's playing on the rocks. When Wendell and Mike are capture and taken to the women's compound, Lizabeth tells them to kill them. However, the women don't because they know that the men save Snow from being kill by the headhunters. The girls must now fear for there lives not from the headhunters but from the men who are stranded on the island also. The girls take the dead headhunter that they found and take him to the compound where they hope sister will tell them what to do. I think this was a great film considering how it was made. I though the island was a beautiful location that was seen in the film. Now as far Jamie Lyn Bauer, Jayne Kennedy, and Deborah Shelton go they were excellent in the roles. Jayne and Deborah stand out to me because even though there beautiful woman the played the roles of kids very well. It's a shame that Jayne Kennedy once given more movie parts because she deserve them. Because of the beauty of the island and the beauty of the girls, I give this picture 10 weasel stars."
Not the least bit explotive.
Rebel 62 | slc | 07/17/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie has the look of a made for TV movie. It DOES NOT have anybody in a skimpy bikini. If you were hoping to see skin... Don't bother.