Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978)
Rescue from Gilligan's Island
Directed by Leslie Martinson
Cast: Bob Denver as Gilligan
Alan Hale Jr. as Skipper Jonas Grumby
Jim Backus as Thurston Howell III
Natalie Schafer as Lovey Wentworth Howell
Judith Baldwin as Ginger Grant
Russell Johnson as Professor Roy Hinkley, Jr.
Dawn Wells as Mary Ann Summers
In the made-for-TV film a decaying Russian satellite crashes on the island and the Professor uses a key component to make a barometer. With that device, he learns that a massive wave is going to swamp the island. In desperation, the castaways lash their huts together into one structure in order to have any chance to ride the disaster out. The wave strikes the island and the hut is swept out to sea. Once there, Gilligan accidentally starts a fire trying to cook a meal and nearly burns the floating huts down. Occupied with stopping the fire, the gang fails to notice that the smoke has caught the attention of a naval helicopter who summoned a ship to rescue the castaways. In triumph, they return to Hawaii, only to learn that things have changed over the years and they will have trouble fitting in. To further complicate matters, two Russian spies are after the key satellite component that Gilligan now wears as necklace.
Actors: Jim Backus, Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Russell Johnson