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The Bounty (1984)

Fed up with their Captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship's crew decides to take action.

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Cast

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Captain Greetham
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William Cole
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Edward Young (as Philip Davis)
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King Tynah
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Dr. John Huggan
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Storyline

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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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 May 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Lawbreakers  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,622,306 (USA) (6 May 1984)

Gross:

$8,600,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Though there was some filming done in Gisborne, on the New Zealand coast, and Kiwis provided actors, extras, background artists, and crew, including Second Unit, the picture is a U.S. and UK co-production, without any financing from New Zealand, and is such, is not classified as a New Zealand film, as evidenced by its non-inclusion in the book "New Zealand Film 1912-1996" (1997). See more »

Goofs

When the men are rowing in the launch, in the middle of the ocean, after having been set adrift, there is a green reflection moving from right to left in the sea, probably of some island or ship. See more »

Quotes

Seaman John Adams: Any fool can steer a ship, sir. It's just knowing where to take it.
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Connections

Referenced in Take Me to Pitcairn (2013) See more »

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Excellent performances from a great cast
25 October 2004 | by (BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film many time over the years and i never get bored of watching Sir Anthony Hopkins give a riveting performance in this classic story of life aboard The Bounty and the events that lead to mutiny.

Mel Gibson plays Fletcher Christian who must watch helplessly as his captain(Hopkins) demoralizes his men and drives them ever closer to the brink of mutiny. The tension builds throughout the film and in no small part to the excellent score. The disgruntled crew has many recognisable faces including Liam Neeson and Bernard Hill which makes the film all the more enjoyable. Daniel Day Lewis is particularly watchable as mr. frier, showing us a rather smug and sometimes fiery officer. The film is shot beautifully and the story is compelling. Even the script holds up in a film where the best performances come from the actors with the least to say.


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