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Lord of the Flies (1990)

Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.

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(novel) (as Sir William Golding), (screenplay) (as Sara Schiff)
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Storyline

After a plane crash in the ocean, a group of military students reach an island. Ralph organizes the boys, assigning responsibilities for each one. When the rebel Jack Merridew neglects the fire camp and they lose the chance to be seen by a helicopter, the group split under the leadership of Jack. While Ralph rationalizes the procedures, Jack returns to the primitivism, using the fear for the unknown (in a metaphor to the religion) to control the other boys, and hunting and chasing pigs, stealing the possession of Ralph's group and even killing people. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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savagery | conch | twins | sea | cruelty | See All (64) »

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No parents. No teachers. No rules... No mercy. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El señor de las moscas  »

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$13,985,225 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The original final script had over 70 uses of the F-bomb. The studio decided it would be cruel to make 12-year-olds swear against their parents' wishes. See more »

Goofs

Piggy is short-sighted (near-sighted), so his glasses could not be used as a "magnifying glass" to light a bonfire. Lenses for nearsightedness scatter the sun's rays. The same error is in the original novel. See more »

Quotes

Jack Merridew: What won't matter?
Piggy: Whether we get rescued
Jack Merridew: You better start learning to live with yourself, because we ain't gonna get rescued
Piggy: What are you talking about?
Jack Merridew: Just being logical, a plane goes down in the middle of the ocean, theres no wreckage, who's gonna find us?
Piggy: Why don't you just shut up!
Jack Merridew: Are you telling me to shut up?
Piggy: What we need around here is positive people, not people trying to scare people!
Jack Merridew: What we don't need around here is you shitbrain!
Sam, Twin #1: His name's not shitbrain, It's Piggy!
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I love this movie
30 December 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this movie and I don't know why so many people bag it.I have seen it several times and I actually own a copy.I must confess though that I have never read the novel or seen the original 1963 version.People who have read the novel have said that they found the movie disappointing.Movies are never as good as books.There are always different interpretations in movies and it is sometimes very hard to convey certain elements of a story in a book in a film.Several people have said they thought the acting was terrible.I thought the two lead actors Balthazar Getty(Ralph) and Chris Furrhr(Jack)were excellent and they both played their parts really well.Balthazar Getty is a great actor who I think is very underrated.Okay so they replaced the British kids from the novel with American kids.So what who cares.Its still a great story and the whole point and theme of the story which is to show how children unsupervised by adults can turn into savages and become uncivilized is still there.Also since when was swearing uncivilized?I noticed one reviewer commented on the fact that there was a lot of swearing and that the idea was that the kids were supposed to be polite and civilized before they became uncivilized.If swearing is uncivilized then we must all be because we all do it from time to time.There was not a lot of swearing anyway it was only occasionally.I have certainly seen and heard a lot worse.Get over it.I thought the cinematography was great too.If you like stories involving people stranded on a deserted island as I do then I recommend that you check it out.


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