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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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David Ruprecht ...
Thurston Howell IV
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George (the robot)
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The Howells' secretary
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Hotel clerk
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Sportscaster #1
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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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15 May 1981 (USA)  »

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At the time this movie was being made Jim Backus was suffering from Parkinson's disease thus preventing him from being in the movie. Originally his character was written out of the storyline but at the last minute Backus felt well enough to make a small cameo at the end of the movie. See more »

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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 »

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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.25 (2016) See more »

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I enjoyed this movie but don't ask a Gilligan's Island manic what they thought about it
24 December 1998 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. Most true Gilligan's Island fans (which I am) Would say that this is the worst movie. I think that that is just what made this movie interesting. It was different. In this movie there was a different Ginger than in Rescue from and Castaways on. I had trouble telling who Ginger was. You probably won't like this movie if you like B-Ball but don't like Gilligan's Island. There is a B-Ball match at the end. But it is not a real match. The Harlem Globetrotters play against the "New Invinvcibles" who are robots. I give this movie 5 out of 10. The worst movie in the series.... But give it a try


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