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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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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

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The original final script had over 70 uses of the F-bomb, but the studio decided it would be cruel and inhuman to make 12-year-olds swear against their parents demands. See more »

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When Ralph calls assembly to discuss demerits for stealing, Roger's pants have been cut off to make shorts. But later, when Jack, Roger and some boys are throwing rocks at the fishing boys, Roger's pants legs are intact. See more »

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Jack Merridew: Whats the matter kids! Your to afraid to bring it with you, anyways the conch doesn't count anymore Miss Piggy-tits.
Ralph: Stop that!
Jack Merridew: No ones interested in you or your fucking conch, why don't you just take your fat friend and shove off, you could've had all the meat you can eat. Come on hunters! Rogers the pig!
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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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