Original Australian one sheet movie poster. The Island. Based on the novel by Jaws author Peter Benchley, this action-packed, high-seas adventure features a riveting performance from Michael Caine, who plays a British reporter investigating a series of mysterious ocean disappearances in the Caribbean. When his airplane crashes into the ocean, Caine and his son are stranded on an isolated island and are soon captured by a group of belligerent pirates. But after enduring horrible tortures, Caine and his boy battle the buccaneers and escape their island purgatory.