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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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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 Piggy gets covered in blood from the hit in the head by the rock, it appears when he hits the ground not when he gets hit by the rock. See more »

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Jack Merridew: Whats this dumbshit I hear about a monster. Were gonna have to send you back to kindergarten.
Steve: I'm serious.
Jack Merridew: Ok, what kind of monster. Did it have fur and poison fangs, or long slimy tentacles.
Steve: It growled and it came out of me and it's mouth, it was wet.
Luke: Maybe it was a bear.
Roger: Sounds more like a reptile.
Jack Merridew: Sounds more like bullshit.
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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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