Jumping Ship (television) A Disney Channel Original Movie; premiering on August 17, 2001. Michael has big plans to show his country cousin, Tommy, a good time aboard a luxury yacht, only to discover the yacht he’s chartered is actually a delapidated fishing boat. When modern-day pirates give chase, the boys are forced to jump ship, leaving them stranded on a desert island with the boat’s captain, Jake Hunter. Directed by Michael Lange. Stars Andy Lawrence (Tommy Biggs), Joey Lawrence (Michael Woods), Matt Lawrence (Jake Hunter), Susan Walters (Jules Biggs), Stephen Burleigh (Glenn Woods). A sequel to Horse Sense, this film was shot on the Gold Coast of Australia.