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

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A group of Filipino teenaged boys and girls survives a plane crash and copes to live in an island amid politics, social class, sanity and death.

Director: Lupita Aquino-Kashiwahara
Stars: Eddie Villamayor, Roderick Paulate, Jingle
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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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Ralph: Face it Jack, you fucked up! We could've been rescued.
Jack Merridew: Back off man! I'm sick of your shit and so is my gang.
Ralph: Your gang. What's that supposed to mean?
Jack Merridew: What it means colonel, that no ones good for you and stop trying to run everything.
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Shakes you to the bone
24 August 2000 | by (Brick, NJ) – See all my reviews

Well I happened upon this movie by accident and started watching it because I fall for the kinds of movies where someones stuck on a desert island etc. Over all it's an extremely good depiction of humanity and the psycological behavior of children left alone without guidance. The acting was wonderful, and I'm sure anyone who sees it will agree that that kind of situation is difficult to imagine let alone act out especially with the actors being so young. I recommend this movie for anyone looking for a creepy survival story.


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