Man Friday
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If you're looking for revisionism, Man Friday has it in abundance. Peter O'Toole stars as Daniel Defoe's fabled castaway Robinson Crusoe, while Richard Roundtree plays Crusoe's "man Friday". Crusoe makes it his mission in life to convert Friday to Christianity, but this pales in comparison to the marooned man's strenuous efforts to be accepted by Friday's fellow tribesmen. In fact, due to Friday's superior know-how, it is Crusoe who ends up the slave! This curious turn of events was the basis of Adrian Mitchell's stage play, which used the DeFoe work… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mediocre Robinson Crusoe-like tale starring O'Toole."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"A fascinating screen interpretation of Daniel Defoe's classic story about the survival attempts of two men from very different cultures"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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