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The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (1981)

The staff of the island resort need the aid of the Harlem Globetrotters to keep their island from a greedy millionaire.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Denver ... Gilligan
Alan Hale Jr. ... Skipper Jonas Grumby
Jim Backus ... Thurston Howell III
Natalie Schafer ... Lovey Wentworth Howell
Constance Forslund ... Ginger Grant
Russell Johnson ... Prof. Roy Hinkley Jr.
Dawn Wells ... Mary Ann Summers
David Rupprecht David Rupprecht ... Thurston Howell IV (as David Ruprecht)
Martin Landau ... J.J. Pierson
Barbara Bain ... Dr. Olga Schmetner
Scatman Crothers ... Dewey Stevens
Whitney Rydbeck Whitney Rydbeck ... George (the robot)
Dreama Perry Denver Dreama Perry Denver ... The Howells' secretary
Rosalind Chao ... Hotel clerk
Stu Nahan ... Sportscaster #1
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Storyline

The famous Harlem Globetrotters crash land on Gilligans Island, immediately dispatching a terrifying 'shark' by throwing basketballs at it. A mad doctor and his accomplice plan to take over the island for its rich energy supply by scaring off Gilligan and his buddies, but it soon settles to a basketball match between the doctors robots and the aforementioned Globetrotters Written by Paul cartwright <cartwrit@vianet.net.au>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders on Gilligan's Island See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Scatman Crothers plays Globetrotters manager / coach Dewey Stevens in this movie. Crothers has other links to the Harlem Globetrotters such as providing the voice of George "Meadowlark" Lemon in Harlem Globe Trotters (1970) and the voice of Nate Branch AKA "Liquid Man" in The Super Globetrotters (1979). See more »

Goofs

In the series Season 1 Episode 35 Mr and Mrs Howell state they have no children and adopt Gilligan giving him the name "Gilligan Thurston Howell IV". But in this movie the Howells now have a son. See more »

Quotes

Skipper Jonas Grumby: Of course he did Gilligan. He made us all limited partners - only you're a little more limited than the rest of us.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.58 (2010) See more »

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Wow !!!
5 May 1999 | by Mennis65See all my reviews

This movie was one of the few that are better than the book. I have been a big fan of Gilligan ever since he blew their chances of getting off of the island. Nice to see Thruston Howell the 4th as well as the Globetrotters.


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