Old movie about a shipwrecked father and his kids?
here's what I remember:
It's about a family, a father and at least two girls. I don't remember a son, but there might have been one.
They sing "Drunken Sailor" which even then I thought was wildly inappropriate!
There was a stowaway whom is discovered by the youngest daughter
The father, whom now that I think about it, kinda sucks as a dad, tells the little girl stories about stowaways being thrown over board and eaten by sharks so she keeps the boy a secret.
They're stranded on an island with bears.
They find a journal where a man who has long been dead describes being mauled.
There's a woman with them who is not the girls mother, or the man's wife.
I think at one point there's an orca harassing her in a boat, but I'm iffy on this, as there were tons of orca horror films around at the time that I might be confusing with this one.
When they're rescued the father proposes.
It might have been a made for tv movie, or straight to VHS.
- InquizetifLv 76 months agoBest Answer
The Sea Gypsies (1978). Travis and his two daughters, Courtney and Samantha, set off on a dangerous trip around the world on a sailboat. Along for the trip is Kelly, a journalist who has been assigned to cover the voyage. Also, Jesse, a stowaway, is found aboard adding a fifth person on the trip. Soon, they are shipwrecked on a deserted island and must learn how to survive together in a sometimes dangerous environment.