Trivia / The Blue Lagoon

  • Box Office Bomb: Return's production budget, $11 million. Box office, $2,807,854.
  • Creator Killer: The failure of Return to the Blue Lagoon at the box office destroyed William Graham's career, as he never made a theatrical film again, as well as writer Leslie Stevens (who only wrote one more film before passing away). It also put the breaks on any Blue Lagoon adaptations for nearly 20 years, and even then it was only a made-for-TV film (The Awakening).
  • Hauled Before A Senate Subcommittee: Brooke Shields, who was fourteen at the time of the movie's filming, had to testify before a Congressional inquest to confirm that she never actually appeared nude on screen.
  • Old Shame: It's best not to mention Return to Milla Jovovich.
  • Retroactive Recognition: In The Awakening, Jake Puckerman from Glee is the school quarterback, with a minor role at the start of the film.
  • What Could Have Been: It was the director's original concept to have the two grown characters play the entire film in the nude, which scared off many actors.