Cult film 'The Blue Lagoon' turns 35
The 1980 cult film "The Blue Lagoon", starring Christopher Atkins and Brooke Shields, is turning 35 this weekend.
Los Angeles: The 1980 cult film "The Blue Lagoon", starring Christopher Atkins and Brooke Shields, is turning 35 this weekend.
Christopher Atkins, who was 19 during the filming of the the movie returned to the Turtle Island in Fiji where a majority of the film was shot, reported People magazine. "I feel like I am a part of that island's history, and that island's a huge part of my life. After I left that island, my whole life changed," said Atkins.
The 54-year-old actor was left in tears after an emotional walk down memory lane. "When I got there, a flood of memories came back. There were so many familiar areas, but at the same time it was so different," he said.
Atkins' girlfriend Sandra Ankarbjork accompanied him on his trip to nostalgia, the couple visited many locations where the movie was shot.
"I lived in this tent off the beach with a swamp behind me (during filming). Now, that swamp is filled in and they have an outdoor screening and showing of 'The Blue Lagoon' every Sunday night," said the nostalgic actor.
Released in 1980, "The Blue Lagoon" was based on the novel of the same name by Henry De Vere Stacpoole. The film revolved around two young children marooned on a tropical island.
The racy film, directed by Randal Kleiser, was panned by critics, but went on to become one of the top 10 box office hits of the year and has become a cult now.