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Two Came Back is a television film based on the true story of Deborah Scaling Kiley as told in her book Albatross (1994). Melissa Joan Hart stars alongside Jonathan Brandis.

Two Came Back
Directed byDick Lowry
Written byRaymond Hartung (screenplay)
Deborah Scaling-Kiley (book)
StarringMelissa Joan Hart
Jonathan Brandis
Jon Maynard Pennell
Susan Sullivan
Distributed byABC Network
Release date
September 28, 1997
Running time
90 mins


Susan Clarkson (Melissa Joan Hart) agrees to go with Jason (Jonathan Brandis) and three other young crew members and deliver a 60-foot sailing yacht from San Diego to Vancouver to a potential buyer. However the over-anxious captain sails off course and the crew runs into some bad weather. While out at sea, the yacht sinks leaving the crew to fend for themselves against the merciless elements. All trapped on the yachts' dinghy, they find themselves without food, water or supplies and with sharks posing a constant threat to their survival.


  • Melissa Joan Hart as Susan Clarkson
  • Jonathan Brandis as Jason
  • David Gail as Matt
  • Susan Sullivan as Patricia Clarkson
  • Jon Pennell as Rick
  • Susan Walters as Allie
  • Steven Ford as Lieutenant Belwick
  • James D. Fields as Susan's teammate
  • Elliot Woods as Coast Guardsman
  • Tracy Villar as Coast Guardswoman

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