Shipwrecked (film) A 14-year-old, Hakon Hakonsen, bravely agrees to become a sailor in order to help pay his parents’ debts. But danger comes as Hakon’s ship is hijacked by a mysterious stranger, Merrick, who charts a course for a South Seas island where he has hidden a fortune in stolen treasure. A fierce hurricane scuttles the ship, and Hakon and a young stowaway girl, Mary, find themselves marooned on a tropical island paradise. The two must now face the unknown perils of the jungle, and the eventual return of Merrick, as he comes looking for his treasure, and to take the young adventurers prisoner. Released on March 1, 1991. Directed by Nils Gaup. 93 min. Stars Stian Smestad (Hakon Hakonsen), Gabriel Byrne (Merrick). Based on the classic Norwegian novel, Haakon Haakonsen, by Oluf Vilhelm Falck-Ytter. The filming took place in Norway, England, Spain, and Fiji. Released on video in 1991.