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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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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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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

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El señor de las moscas  »

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$13,985,225 (USA)
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At approximately 86 minutes, this film has the same running time with the first Lord of the Flies film adaptation produced in 1963 . See more »

Goofs

When Piggy gets covered in blood from the hit in the head by the rock, it appears when he hits the ground not when he gets hit by the rock. 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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Referenced in Hook (1991) See more »

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21 March 2003 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews



Sorry folks, the 1963, low budget, English black & white version is much better. Hollywood can never leave a good story alone. On occasion they can do it better, sometimes on par , usually they blow it. This version blows. I give it 3 stars out of 10 for production value and some good casting, but it wasn't enough to save it. Rent the 1963 version or better yet read the book.


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