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The Bounty (1984)

PG  |   |  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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The Lawbreakers  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,600,000 (USA)
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Laurence Olivier (Admiral Hood) played Zeus in Clash of the Titans (1981) while Liam Neeson (Seaman Charles Churchill) played him in the remake Clash of the Titans (2010) and its sequel Wrath of the Titans (2012). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of a meal, the officers toast the King, but do so while sitting. British serving officers always stood while toasting the monarch, even though only in the captain's cabin of a large ship would there be enough headroom to stand upright. When William IV, a naval officer since he was about 13, became King in 1830, he allowed serving officers to toast him while sitting, but this was more than 30 years too late for the officers of the Bounty. See more »

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Bligh: The Royal Navy is not a humorous institution, sir, and insubordination is no laughing matter.
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Referenced in The Trip to Italy (2014) See more »

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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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