The movie Robinson Crusoe was based on the book Robinson Crusoe.
Movie details for Robinson Crusoe
The movie was released in 1997 and directed by Rod Hardy and George Miller, who also directed The Aviator (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and Andre (1994). Robinson Crusoe was produced by Miramax. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Pierce Brosnan, William Takaku, Polly Walker (II), Ian Hart, James Frain, Damian Lewis, Ben Robertson, Tim McMulian, Martin Grace, Sean Brosnan, Lysette Anthony and Jim Clark.
Book details for Robinson Crusoe
Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Johnson as one of the greatest novels in the English
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) trained for the ministry, became a political journalist, and finally, to many, became "the father of the English novel." He is also the author of Moll Flanders.