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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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$13,985,225 (USA)
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Balthazar Getty fell from a tree in Tarzana, California just a few weeks prior to beginning filming and broke both his wrists. The director still stood by him and decided to write his injuries into the script and have his character Ralph in an arm-sling for half of the film while Getty healed. 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: See you tonight, girls.
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Better than the 1963 one
5 November 2004 | by (British Columbia, Canada) – See all my reviews

Some people may dislike this movie because of the cursing, or the fact that the whole story has been twisted around. However, it was way more entertaining than the 1963 one. I am currently in English in high school, and we read the book, then watched both movies. I think some people don't realize how complex this story is. You cannot just watch this movie, or the original. Read the book. Analyze the story, every detail. Then watch the movies. The 1963 movie does follow the story from the book, but I almost fell asleep. Although the new one may be an insult to the book, it was far more enjoyable. However, I was displeased at how the boys were acting. I do think there was way too much cursing, and some rather inappropriate comments for 12 or 13 year old boys to be making. This isn't a good movie for children. Regardless, if you are into the book watch the movie!


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