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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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After 200 years, the truth behind the legend. See more »


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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

William Bligh, a Commanding Lieutenant during the mutiny and his court-martial, remained in the British Navy and was eventually promoted to Vice Admiral of the Blue. See more »

Goofs

Much of the crew have very 1980s style haircut. Some clearly have the haircut from a razor while others have feathered cuts that were quite in vogue on men in the 1980s.. See more »

Quotes

Captain Greetham: [after learning at the trial that Bligh told King Tynah that Captain Cook is still alive] You told that to this man Tynah?
Bligh: King Tynah, sir.
Admiral Hood: A savage king.
Bligh: A king, milord, descended from many kings.
Admiral Hood: As our King George is descended from many kings?
Bligh: Yes, in a way, sir.
Captain Greetham: Then why did you lie to him? Why did you not tell him Captain Cook was murdered in Hawaii ten years before?
Bligh: Because they believe that Captain Cook is immortal.
Admiral Hood: Literally?
Bligh: Yes, I think so, sir. They seem to regard his likeness as a ...
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Referenced in Mission: Impossible II (2000) 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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