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
" We did everything the way grown-ups would have... What went wrong? "
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Did You Know?
was in another movie this same year about a group of kids stranded alone on an island: Exile
(1990). See more
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
[all are marching and singing in cadence. One sings a sentence, the others repeat it
, Jack Merridew
, Sam, Twin #1
, Eric, Twin #2
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.
Referenced in Battle Royale