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The Bounty (1984)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  4 May 1984 (USA)
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The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British ... See full summary »

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The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat. Written by Reid Gagle

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They were friends through hell. They became enemies in Paradise. See more »


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4 May 1984 (USA)  »

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Die Bounty  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

David Lean spent several years developing this film in the late 1970s, working with his longtime collaborator, screenwriter Robert Bolt. See more »

Goofs

When the Bounty left Tahiti before the mutiny it actually sailed west. Cape Horn was never an option on the return journey as the breadfruit would not have survived the cold weather. So this was certainly not a factor in the mutiny. See more »

Quotes

Bligh: The Royal Navy is not a humorous institution, sir, and insubordination is no laughing matter.
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"mr. friar sir, come back ere!!"
9 January 2004 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

i personnally rate this to be a vastly undervalued remake which has been unfairly dismissed by the critics and public alike. beautifully filmed, superbly acted and finely scripted by the late, great screenwriter robert bolt as well as boasting a superb soundtrack by vangelis. true, mel's accent is pretty naff but that's about the only minor fault to be found in this lush portrayal of jealousy, derring do and high adventure on the high seas (forget 'master and commander').


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