Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
Starring: Desi Arnaz Jr., Mike Evans, Beverly Garland
This isn’t really that bad of a film, but after about halfway through, it gets really hard to connect to the characters. This is, of course, because of an interminably long song they sing while stranded in the middle of the ocean. Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here forever. Literally forever. I will never die.
A rich white kid wants to sail from California to Hawaii by himself, but his parents won’t let him, so he picks up a hitchhiker (who happens to be on the run from the cops because he stabbed a pimp) and heads on outta there! To everybody’s complete surprise, they manage to get stuck out at sea together and have to get over their differences to survive.
Okay, the real reason you can’t relate to these characters after a while is because just about every one of their problems come from something that they do, and half the time, I honestly have no idea why. The black guy steers them away from Hawaii because of… I dunno, he thought the cops were onto him? Because he heard a journal entry that the other guy wanted to sail around the world? Then, he says he threw the SOS machine overboard when his leg is falling off due to gangrene. WHY? WHY WHY WHY?!