Nils Gaup (1990)

U Certificate


Our Score
Norwegian director Nils Gaup is best known for the 1987 feature Pathfinder, which had the distinction of being the first in the Lapp language. Scandinavian cinema has an international reputation for children's films, a renown recognised by the Disney studio, who hired Gaup to make this lively action tale. There are calm waters to wade through between the swashbuckling, but Gabriel Byrne shivers the odd timber as the pirate captain and Stian Smestad impresses as the cabin boy embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.


A youngster joins a sailing ship to raise money to save his parents' farm, but soon finds himself mixed up in adventure after being thrown overboard and washed up on an island inhabited by a gang of pirates. Disney adventure, starring Gabriel Byrne, Stian Smestad and Louisa Haigh.

Cast & Crew

Lt Merrick Gabriel Byrne
Mary Louisa Haigh
Haakon Haakonsen Stian Smestad
Jens Trond Peter Stamso Munch
Mr Haakonsen Bjorn Sundquist
Mrs Haakonsen Eva Von Hanno
Capt Madsen Kjell Stormoen
Bosun Karl Sundby
Director Nils Gaup
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: May be edited for violence.Available on: video