Treasure Island
Movie poster
Directed byPeter Rowe
Written byPeter Rowe
Based onTreasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Produced by
  • Pieter Kroonenburg
  • Julie Allan
CinematographyMarc Charlebois
Edited byIon Webster
Music byNeil Smolar
Distributed byColumbia TriStar
Release date
  • January 8, 1999 (1999-01-08)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States

Treasure Island is a 1999 film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel. It was written and directed by Peter Rowe and stars Kevin Zegers as Jim Hawkins and Jack Palance as Long John Silver.[1]


The narrative takes place in 1759 and diverges from that of the novel in that Captain Smollett convinces Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey to cut Jim, a 13-year old boy, out of his rightful share of the treasure. Jim then teams up with Silver; Smollett, Trelawney, and Livesey are killed; and Jim, Silver, and Ben Gunn escape with the treasure.



The film was shot in various locations on the Isle of Man, and distributed by Columbia TriStar and Fries Film Group. The vessel used to portray the Hispaniola was the tall ship Earl of Pembroke.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Jack Palance filmography". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
  2. ^ "Jack Palance and writer/director Peter Rose on the Earl of Pembroke". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  3. ^ Rowe, Peter (Writer and Director) (1999). Treasure Island (Motion Picture). Isle Of Man. Columbia Tristar.