Return to the Blue Lagoon

1991 film directed by William A. Graham

Return to the Blue Lagoon is a 1991 film about two young children marooned on a tropical island in the South Pacific. Their life together is blissful, but not without physical and emotional changes, as they grow to maturity and fall in love. It is the sequel to the 1980 film The Blue Lagoon.

Produced and directed by William A. Graham. Screenplay written by Leslie Stevens, based on the novel The Garden of God by Henry De Vere Stacpoole. Starring Milla Jovovich and Brian Krause.
Return to the Romance, Return to the Adventure... Taglines

Sarah Hargrave edit

  • [frustrated] I may be young, captain, but I have spent the last three years in a climate of fearsome heat, with insects as big as rats and rats as big as cats! I can certainly deal with deck hands down with fever!
  • [to Richard and Lilli] Someday soon after the ship comes, you'll find yourself seated at a well-appointed table in San Francisco, and you'll be expected to show proper table manners.
  • This is my special place. It's quiet here, and I can see the house. Hollow out this ground about so deep, and line it with thatch and moss. And fill it in, and smooth it over with earth. I'll write out a prayer for you to say. We'll carve out a marker, and it will say, "Here lies Sarah Hargrave. Wife of William. Mother of Lillian". And I know I'm not your real mother, Richard, but I'd like to have it said "Mother of Richard".

Dialogue edit

Lilli: I'm gonna keep this forever.
Richard: What's that?
Lilli: My prize. The white bead. I think... It looks nice in my hair. Do you?
Richard: I don't care what you do with it, or how you wear it. You can hang it from your nose for all I care.

Richard: The first time, he almost got me. But I was too fast for him. This time, he was lying in wait, so I dive in! And I can see down his mouth, there's about five hundred teeth with stripy little fish all around his gills, and he comes at me! He misses me, stupid sea slug!
Lilli: Seems silly to me.
Richard: Silly?! It's not silly, it's dangerous.
Lilli: Exactly, that's why it's silly. I don't understand why you have to do it.
Richard: I like the way it makes me feel.
Lilli: What do you mean?
Richard: [points to his stomach] Inside here. It feels all alive, when I'm know I'm the master of the reef!
Lilli: [mockingly] The master of the reef. The master of the reef!
Richard: [peevish] Hey, don't you ever make fun of me!
Lilli: [not convincing] I'm sorry.

[Richard and Lilli notice their bodies' reactions.]
Richard: I feel like crying.
Lilli: So do I.
Richard: I want us to be husband and wife.
Lilli: Yes. Always.
[They kiss passionately]

Richard: With this ring, I thee wed, Lilli.
Lilli: With this ring, I thee wed, Richard.
[They both exchange wedding rings]
Lilli: And now we're...
Richard: One. Forever.
[They kiss passionately]

Lilli: [seeing a ship] Look over there!
Richard: Lilli, hurry! The signal fire!
Lilli: Richard, what if they're heathens? I'm frightened!
Richard: Well, maybe we shouldn't light the signal fire! Let's see who they are first! There's eight people. The one in the light covering may be a woman.
Lilli: [excited] There's a woman?

Captain Hilliard: Keep them in your sights. They may not be civilized.
Richard: Civilized. C-I-V-I-L-I-Z-I-D.
Lilli: Remember what mother said about a good, firm handshake.
Richard: My name is Richard. We've been waiting for you for a long time.
Lilli: I'm Lilli, and I'm ready for you to take us back to civilization.
Captain Hillard: [confused] I'm Captain Jacob Hilliard, master of the Tradewind, and... Is this your land?
Richard: Yes, my house is there.
Captain Hillard: Well, we're in need of fresh water. Our casks are fouled. [slowly] Will you grant us permission to come ashore?
Richard: [slowly] Yes, you are welcome here.

Lilli: Mother died six years ago.
Captain Hilliard: How do you follow the years?
Richard: She taught us. We count the moons, we know that twelve full moons are one year.
Lilli: We have Christmas and Thanksgiving, and Easter, although we're not exactly sure we celebrate them on the right days.
Captain Hilliard: It's utterly amazing, the two of you all these years on this remote, Godforsaken place.
Lilli: Not Godforsaken, Captain Hilliard. Not Godforsaken at all.

Captain Hilliard: We appreciate your hospitality and hope that you'll offer us the opportunity to repay you.
Richard: You can. You can take us with you back to civilization.
Sylvia: I should think it must be ever so boring here.
Richard: What is the meaning of boring?
Sylvia: Well boring's when... You have nothing whatever to do. So you're bored, like you must be here.
Richard: [suggestively] No. We're never bored!
[Richard and Lilli grin at each other.]

Lilli: You lied to me.
Richard: When did I lie to you?
Lilli: You promised me, that you'd never hurt me.
Richard: [concerned] And when did I hurt you?
Lilli: Everytime you look at her, you hurt me.
Richard: Well, I'm sorry. It's just that she's so different.
Lilli: In what way?
Richard: Well, look at her. The way she's all covered up.
Lilli: [harshly] But you said you found all those clothes stupid and unnecessary!
Richard: I do. It's just that... I wonder what she looks like underneath all of them.
Lilli: You mean, you want to look at her, because you can't see her?
Richard: Yes. You remember when I wanted to go to the north side of the island, just because I couldn't?
Lilli: [glaring at him] Yes I do. [harshly] And I also remember what almost happened to you when you did go!

Sylvia: It's no time to be thinking about Lilli!
Richard: I told her I'd never hurt her.
Sylvia: Don't feel sorry for her, Richard. She's had you all to herself. But she doesn't own you. You're not married.
Richard: We are married!
Sylvia: But not really. A lot of made up words in the middle of the jungle doesn't count.
Richard: It does to me.
Sylvia: Why don't you just... Follow your heart?
Richard: Lilli is my heart.
[Sylvia glares at Richard and slaps him.]

Lilli: I always weather a storm well. I get that from mother.
Richard: Yes, you do. Captain Hilliard says he wants to set sail at dawn.
Lilli: [sadly] I guess that means Captain Hilliard's daughter wants to set sail at dawn.
Richard: I don't care what she wants. I don't care about her at all. I know that now, Lilli. Do you understand? You're the most important thing to me in the whole world.
Lilli: Well, you can set sail at dawn... but we're not going.

[last lines]
Lilli: There's a baby growing inside me.
Richard: How do you know?
Lilli: [smiling] A woman knows these kinds of things, that's how.
Richard: [excited] Lilli!
Lilli: I won't let it be born in civilization. I want it to be born right here. Where there's no evil, and no lies, and no guns.
Richard: You're right. We'll stay here. Just the three of us. I love you, Lilli.
[Lilli smiles happily and breezily at him.]

Theme song edit

The film's closing theme song "A World of Our Own" is performed by Surface featuring Bernard Jackson.

Music written by Barry Mann. Lyrics written by Cynthia Weil.
Somewhere, a dream away
There is a better place, a brighter day
Somewhere that's safe
Somewhere that's free
Where we can be together
So just close your eyes
And let me take you there
To somewhere only dreamers ever go
It won't be just a fantasy (oh, no)
If you believe with me
The two of us all alone
In a world of our own
A world of our own
Where we know we belong
A world of our own
Where love is sure and strong
Can never die
And lovers will never say goodbye
Someday, a light will shine
And let me take you there
To somewhere only dreamers ever go
It won't be just a fantasy (oh, no)
If you believe with me
The two of us all alone
In a world of our own
A world of our own
Where we know we belong
A world of our own
Where love is sure and strong
Can never die
And you and I won't ever say goodbye

Taglines edit

  • The story of natural love continues...
  • In a secluded paradise... surrounded by a coral sea, a boy and a girl grew up alone. Now they are experiencing the first awakenings of love. A love that can only be threatened... by discovery.
  • Alone... wild... untamed... On an uncharted island, two young castaways have uncovered the mysteries of life. Now he must rescue her from the one thing that can destroy their love... civilization.
  • Return to the Innocence. Return to the Mystery. Return to the Passion.
  • Return to the Romance, Return to the Adventure...

Major cast edit

Actor Role
Milla Jovovich Lilli Hargrave
Brian Krause Richard Lestrange
Lisa Pelikan Mrs. Sarah Hargrave
Nana Coburn Sylvia Hilliard
Brian Blain Captain Jacob Hilliard
Peter Hehir Quinlan
Wayne Pygram Kearney
Gus Mercurio First Mate

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