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Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Unrated | | Adventure, Drama, History | 8 November 1962 (USA)
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In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.

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The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a paradise for the crew, something completely different than the living hell aboard the ship. On the way back to England, officer Fletcher Christian becomes the leader of a mutiny. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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8 November 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Motín a bordo  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)
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2.76 : 1
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Trivia

The Bounty's original reason for going to Tahiti was to transport breadfruit seedlings to Jamaica where they would be cultivated to provide inexpensive food for the slaves working on English plantations. See more »

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The film shows Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian sailing together for the first time. In reality, Bligh and Christian were friends and they had sailed together before the Bounty's voyage. See more »

Quotes

John Mills: There's no chance for people like us to go back to England, give Bligh a bad name and walk free men ourselves. And anyone who thinks otherwise hasn't got the sense that God gave geese.
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Music by Bronislau Kaper
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Marlon Brando's best performance ever
12 April 2004 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

I first watched this film because I really liked the Mel Gibson / Anthony Hopkins version of the film (Bounty). I expected this to be a less sophisticated, dated early 60's remake of the 1930s classic.

I was blown away! Brando absolutely nailed the pretentious, self styled

aristocrat Fletcher Christian with such accuracy, I found myself thinking that he may have grown up with a Duke and Duchess as his parents and a castle in

Edinborough. There are several scenes where Brando's performance would

have to be recorded as one of Hollywood's most important moments at the

Smithsonian (if there was such a thing). The supporting cast is excellent and the period imagery they evoke, with limited special effects, but spectacular

location filming, makes this a HUGE classic and extremely entertaining.

Unlike a lot of recent great films, this Hollywood classic does its magic while staying within the family film guidelines, while not feeling like a "Mickey the Rat" formulaic piece of garbage. Spectacular technicolor scenes of Tahiti (before even tourists went there), combine with great wardrobe, and accurate local

customs and ceremonies, to create a very, very entertaining film.


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