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Beverly Hills Family Robinson
with Sarah Michelle Gellar as Jill Robinson

Director:     Troy Miller
Producers:     Jeffrey Lampert and Irwin Marcus
(Adapted from the novel by Johann David Wyss)
Screenplay:    Lowell S. Hawley and T.C. Smith
Co-starring:     Diane Cannon, Martin Mull,
                          Ryan O'Donohue
US Release Date:     25 January 1997
Length:     88 minutes (90 in Argentina)
Genre:     Comedy
Interesting Character Scale
(Jill Robinson=0 Buffy Summers=10}:
    two
Best scene for Gellar:     On the beach.

Moreton Island, Australia - map Filmed on Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island (an Australian dolphin preserve), this film is less realistic than Gilligan's Island. Gellar got seasick on the 2 hour boatride to the island. When she arrived, she and the main cast stayed in a solar-powered house. It was winter and the area around the house was wooded, so there was little power. The cast had to boil water to take showers. There were also some 250 extras participating in the shoot who were housed in tents.

Based (very loosely) on the SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON novels by Johann David Wyss (1743-1830), the story has a Martha Stewart clone (Dyan Cannon) taking her family on vacation to a Pacific island. Their yacht is hijacked by some incompetent pirates who wreck the ship, stranding them on a deserted island. They build things, meet a handsome carpenter, and defeat the pirates (who were stranded as well).

Kevin Weisman (Brinx) was Dreg in BTVS Episodes #87, #88, and #91.

A NOT-SO-DESERTED ISLAND
Or they could just go talk to those two folks 
walking their dog on the beach

This is the only bad film in which Sarah Michelle Gellar has had more than a cameo. Troy Miller, who directed, was the director of "Tracy Ulman's State of the Union" on Showtime.

CAST

Sarah Michelle Gellar - Jane Robinson
Dyan Cannon - Marsha Robinson
Martin Mull - Doug Robinson
Ryan O'Donohue - Roger Robinson
Jennifer Holt - Production Assistant
Josh Picker - Digger
Kevin Weisman - Brinx
Michael Edward-Stevens - Black Pirate
Nique Needles - Melvin
Isuara Gualberto - Cha Cha
Jeffrey Lampert - Producer