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Lord of the Flies (1990)

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

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(novel) (as Sir William Golding), (screenplay) (as Sara Schiff)
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Storyline

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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savagery | conch | twins | sea | cruelty | See All (64) »

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No parents. No teachers. No rules... No mercy. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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16 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El señor de las moscas  »

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$13,985,225 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The original final script had over 70 uses of the F-bomb. The studio decided it would be cruel to make 12-year-olds swear against their parents' wishes. See more »

Goofs

The large raft the boys take to the island disappears after they land. See more »

Quotes

Larry: Sir, are you the leader?
Pablo: Jack's the oldest, but Ralph's the colonel.
[group voices votes for Ralph]
Jack Merridew: I guess you just won the election.
Ralph: It doesn't matter who's in charge. We've just got to work together. First, we build a camp.
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A Disappointing Film
25 May 2005 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie during my English Class a few weeks back, and I have to say, it was rather disappointing. I loved the book, the story was very interesting, unlike anything I've ever read. When we watched the movie, I knew it would be different, but I didn't think it would be THIS different. The story almost completely changes, nothing but the bear bones of the book are left, and it made me sort of angry. It was cartoonish, and lacked any symbolism whatsoever. The book was great because of it, and here it lacks something. I feel that someone who hasn't read the book will laugh, they probably wouldn't understand what is going on. So much of the plot was taken out. The acting is okay though, Balthazar Getty does a good job as Ralph. Despite the boys being American here, he reminded me of the Ralph in the book.


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