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Lord of the Flies (1990)

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

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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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$13,985,225 (USA)
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Chris Furrh was in another movie this same year about a group of kids stranded alone on an island: Exile (1990). See more »

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As Piggy is short-sighted, his spectacles could not be used as a "magnifying glass" to light a bonfire: lenses for short-sightedness would scatter, not concentrate, the sun's rays. (This error occurs in the original novel.) See more »

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[all are marching and singing in cadence. One sings a sentence, the others repeat it]
PiggyRalphSteveTonyPeterJack MerridewSimonSam, Twin #1Eric, Twin #2Roger: Mama, mama can't you see? / What the Army's done to me? / They put me in a barber's chair. / Spun me 'round, I had no hair./ I used to drive a Cadillac. / Now I'm marching in a pack. / I used to drive a Chevrolet. / Now I'm marching for my pay. / They took away my T.V. / Got me doing I.T.
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this is what happens
14 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is what happens when you hire an obscure director who has only directed 13 projects(mostly TV) in 28 years(Hook)who unfortunately also did the editing.......certainly no Kubrick by the way........an even more obscure screenwriter for whom there is apparently no information at all anywhere(Schiff)......a lead character who actually has two real broken wrists(Getty) and even though he was the original producer on the 1963 version which was excellent due to direction, a producer so disenchanted with movie making that he quit and went to the stage to work(Lewis Allen) although much to his credit(7 noms,3 tony awards). I cannot imagine how they convinced him to have anything to do with this travesty..........i suppose they thought it was a novel idea to CHANGE THE STORY........which is ALWAYS a good idea, of course!.........it is also sad that this movie was overshadowed by a better Disney TV movie made at the same time(Exile)...........i wonder what Golding thought of this version (cringe)


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