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Lord of the Flies (1990)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Thriller  |  16 March 1990 (USA)
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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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No parents. No teachers. No rules... No mercy. See more »


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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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Ralph: The reason I'm calling this assembly is, too much people are screwing around when they should be working. I mean theirs a bunch of things. Some people don't even know when to use the bathroom.
Tony: Yeah. Theres this one kid, the other day he took a shit in his pants and later sat on it, I'm not naming names because it's possible that Mikey couldn't help it.
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I love this movie
30 December 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this movie and I don't know why so many people bag it.I have seen it several times and I actually own a copy.I must confess though that I have never read the novel or seen the original 1963 version.People who have read the novel have said that they found the movie disappointing.Movies are never as good as books.There are always different interpretations in movies and it is sometimes very hard to convey certain elements of a story in a book in a film.Several people have said they thought the acting was terrible.I thought the two lead actors Balthazar Getty(Ralph) and Chris Furrhr(Jack)were excellent and they both played their parts really well.Balthazar Getty is a great actor who I think is very underrated.Okay so they replaced the British kids from the novel with American kids.So what who cares.Its still a great story and the whole point and theme of the story which is to show how children unsupervised by adults can turn into savages and become uncivilized is still there.Also since when was swearing uncivilized?I noticed one reviewer commented on the fact that there was a lot of swearing and that the idea was that the kids were supposed to be polite and civilized before they became uncivilized.If swearing is uncivilized then we must all be because we all do it from time to time.There was not a lot of swearing anyway it was only occasionally.I have certainly seen and heard a lot worse.Get over it.I thought the cinematography was great too.If you like stories involving people stranded on a deserted island as I do then I recommend that you check it out.


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