Blue Lagoon: The Awakening

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Blue Lagoon: The Awakening
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DVD cover
Genre Romance
Distributed by Sony Pictures Television
Directed by Mikael Salomon
Jake Newsome
Produced by Kyle Clark
Nellie Nugiel
Screenplay by Matt Heller
Heather Rutman
Based on The Blue Lagoon 
by H. Devere Stacpoole
Starring Indiana Evans
Brenton Thwaites
Denise Richards
Patrick St. Esprit
Frank John Hughes
Alix Elizabeth Gitter
Carrie Wampler
Hayley Kiyoko
Aimee Carrero
Annie Tedesco
Christopher Atkins
Music by Tree Adams
Cinematography Denis Lenoir
Roy Wagner
Editing by Josh Beal
Production company PeaceOut Productions
Silver Screen Pictures
Sony Pictures Television
Storyline Entertainment
Country United States
Language English
Original channel Lifetime
Release date
  • June 16, 2012 (2012-06-16)
Running time 89 minutes
Official website

Blue Lagoon: The Awakening is an American television film that premiered on Lifetime on June 16, 2012.[1] Indiana Evans and Brenton Thwaites star in this film, which is a remake of the 1980 film The Blue Lagoon, and Christopher Atkins, the male lead of the 1980 film version, is also in this film.[1]


Emma and Dean are two high school students on a class trip to Trinidad to build a school for children and explore the island. The two have little in common. During a boat party, Emma falls overboard when the party is interrupted by a police raid, Dean jumps in the water to save her. The pair drifts in a dinghy to a deserted island, and their parents desperately search for them. Wondering if they will ever be rescued, Emma and Dean must rely on each other to survive. At first they're friends, but as time goes on their feelings start to blossom and it evolves into a romantic relationship. After being stuck for over 100 days, they are rescued by a tourist helicopter and taken back. They are met by family, friends, and the media. After Emma is thrust back into a more popular position in school, Dean still somewhat of an outcast, still longs for her. Emma attends the prom, and Dean eventually decides to go as well after a little push by his father. Emma and Dean kiss passionately there and dance.


  • Indiana Evans as Emmaline "Emma" Robinson
  • Brenton Thwaites as Dean McMullen
  • Denise Richards as Barbara Robinson (Emma's mother)
  • Patrick St. Esprit as Jack McMullen (Dean's widowed father)
  • Frank John Hughes as Phil Robinson (Emma's father)
  • Alix Elizabeth Gitter as Lizzie (one of Emma's friends)
  • Carrie Wampler as Stacey Robinson (Emma's younger sister)
  • Hayley Kiyoko as Helen (one of Emma's friends)
  • Aimee Carrero as Jude (one of Emma's friends)
  • Annie Tedesco as Ms. Collier (one of the teachers on the trip)
  • Christopher Atkins as Mr. Christiansen (one of the teachers on the trip)


On December 9, 2011, the cable TV network Lifetime green-lit a "contemporary remake" of the movie title. Filming was completed in Puerto Rico.[2]

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