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Castaway Cowboy [VHS]

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  • Actors: James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp, Eric Shea, Elizabeth Smith
  • Directors: Vincent McEveety
  • Writers: Don Tait, Hugh Benson, Richard M. Bluel
  • Producers: Christopher Hibler, Ron Miller, Winston Hibler
  • Format: Color, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, NTSC
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • VHS Release Date: April 25, 2000
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305807671
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,226 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Lincoln Costain (James Garner) has been rescued from drowning by a 12-year-old boy on the island of Kauai. As he helps the boy's widowed mother turn a scrubby potato farm into the island's first cattle spread, he must outwit the treacherous local witch doctor, turn a bunch of happy-go-lucky islanders into cowhands, and head off a disastrous midnight stampede.

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In the early '70's, James Garner made two films for Disney studios, "One Little Indian" and "The Castaway Cowboy." Of the two, "Cowboy" is by far the best: a slight but entertaining little comedy-western co-starring the lovely Vera Miles (who was also in "Indian"). She plays Henrietta McAlvoy, the owner of a failing Hawaiian (known here as the Sandwich Islands) potato plantation whose native workers fish a nearly drowned deserter named Costain (Garner) out of the ocean. While Costain waits for a ship home to Texas, he hatches a plot to save the farm by turning it into a cattle ranch, using the Hawaiian workers as ranch hands. Of course, in Disney films of the era, there is always a villain, and "Cowboy" features Robert Culp as Bryson, a local businessman who romances Henrietta in order to get her land and when she won't sell, stoops to some nasty business to sabotage Garner's plan.
Everything is predictable and ends just like you think it might. Also quite predictably, Henrietta is a widow with an irrepressibly cute (i.e. cloying and obnoxious) preteen son played by "The Poseidon Adventure"'s young Eric Shea, who gives an even more annoying, don't-say-your-line-shout-it performance than he gave in the previous film. The only other performances of note are given by native Hawaiians playing the workers as stereotypes who exist merely as goofballs to be laughed at. (More about that later.) Only Elizabeth Smith as Henrietta's housekeeper escapes with her dignity intact, since she manages to make her character more than a one-note stereotype.
Finally, about Anchor Bay's DVD presentation.
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It's a little-known fact that the Hawaiian Islands are the location of several notable cattle ranches, staffed by native wranglers known as "paniolos" (a word that probably derives from "Espanol," or Spanish, the ethnicity of the Western Hemisphere's original mounted cattle-herders). This Disney double-length TV episode suggests how they came to be. Sometime in the 1870's, Texas cowboy Lincoln Costain (James Garner)--"a wronged man" who was presumably shanghaiied to sea, though details are never supplied--washes ashore on the island of Kauai after leaping overboard from a sailcraft and is found by Booton MacAvoy (Eric Shea), whose widowed mother Henrietta (Disney stalwart Vera Miles) takes him in. Linc soon discovers that the MacAvoys have two major issues: their potato farm isn't doing at all well financially, and their home compound is frequently invaded by small herds of half-wild cattle ("the animals"). Wanting to repay their hospitality, he suggests that they try to round up the creatures, which are worth $20 or more a head in California, and that leads him to trying to make cowhands of their Hawaiian farm workers--not the easiest job he's ever undertaken. ("I better get back to Texas before I lose my stitchin'," he says-- "I have nightmares about these people you wouldn't believe!") Coping with local produce factor, moneylender, and storekeeper Calvin Bryson (Robert Culp), who's courting Henrietta in defiance of Booton's doubts, the cultural gap between Texas and the Islands, a native sorcerer (Nephi Hanneman) in Bryson's pay, and the contrary nature of bovines, he keeps at it, and triumphs over all obstacles in the end. How he does it is funny, fast-moving, and full of action. Garner made several Disney films, but this is among the best.
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I really liked this movie!! The scenery was beautiful (of course, it's Kauai and that can't be helped!) and the story line was interesting with all the obstacles James Garner had to contend with to help this family establish a cattle ranch. It also had a great ending and the good people won! My kids even enjoyed it (ages 4,5, and 8), so I must recommend it.
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This movie might be called a Western, but it is one of the best comedy movies I have seen in recent years. I am a big James Garner Fan, so of course I like almost everything he is in. This movie was the best!!!
I saw this movie several years ago and have searched for it for sometime before I finally found it on Amazon. Now I go to Amazon for any movie I am looking for first!!! Way to go Amazon. There are not enough stars in the rate this item for this movie. Great movie for parents and kids to watch together, but then most of the shows we watch, are suitable for parents to watch with their kids. I can't stand the new shows with all the Sci fi and the horror shows. Disgusting. What is out younger generation coming to.
Thanks again Amazon, for having this title available. You are Number 1 with us.

Lois Anderson
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It was a great Disney Movie. James Garner was one of my favorite actors in this his usual comedy plus some western action in Hawaii. I've watched it several times since recieving it one of my favorite disney movies.
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Garner made 2 movie for disney. if your on the look out for good family movie that are fun, no cursing or nudity, a little action and a little romance... you want Castaway Cowboy, CC not One Little Indian, OLI.
CC is a nice movie about a cowboy that ends up stuck on an island. He shows the nice widow woman how to start a cattle ranch instead of tring to far or fish.
OLI is very boring. Not one of my three kids stayed for the end. And isn't that the true test of a movie. It isn't totally what mom or I like, it is also what they will like enough to sit and watch and enjoy.
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