In Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, overachieving high school student Emma Robinson (Indiana Evans) and slacker Dean McMullen (Brenton Thwaites) find themselves on the same class trip to Trinidad. Though they have little in common, Emma and Dean attend a wild party on a boat, and when Emma falls overboard during a police raid, Dean jumps in to save her. The pair drifts in a motorless dinghy until they end up stranded on a deserted island. While their parents desperately search for them, Emma and Dean are forced to rely on each other for survival, and the more time they spend together the more they realize their attraction to one another. Despite their differences, they eventually create a bond between themselves. But as days on the island become weeks and then months, Emma and Dean wonder if they’ll ever be rescued or if their life on the Blue Lagoon will last forever. Denise Richards stars as Emma’s devoted mother Barbara, who refuses to give up the search for her missing daughter. Christopher Atkins, who starred in the 1980 romance/adventure movie The Blue Lagoon, portrays Mr. Christiansen, a high school teacher who helps in the search for Emma and Dean.
Christopher Atkins had only appeared in one guest-starring role on The Streets of San Francisco before joining Brooke Shields in the classic romantic adventure The Blue Lagoon. The role made him an international star practically overnight, and he hasn't stopped working ever since. 32 years after his breakthrough role, Christopher Atkins stars in Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, a two-hour Lifetime TV movie debuting Saturday, June 16 at 8 PM ET. The actor plays a teacher searching for two missing students (Indiana Evans and Brenton Thwaites), who have drifted onto a desolate island. Take a look at our exclusive video interview with Christopher Atkins for this upcoming TV movie, along with the trailer and four clips.
Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, starring Christopher Atkins, Denise Richards, Indiana Evans and Brenton Thwaites, debuts Saturday, June 16 at 8 PM ET on Lifetime.Read More