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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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Airs Fri. Jan. 26, 8:00 PM on TCM

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3 nominations. See more awards »
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Simon (as Badgett Dale)
Andrew Taft ...
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Gary Rule ...
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Vincent Amabile ...
Patterson
David Weinstein ...
Mikey
Chuck Bell ...
Steve
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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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The classic story of conflict and survival. 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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$13,985,225
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Furrh was in another movie this same year about a group of kids stranded alone on an island: Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Exile (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Ralph calls an assembly to discuss demerits for stealing, Roger's pants have been cut off to make shorts. Later, when Jack, Roger, and some other boys are throwing rocks at the fishing boys, Roger's pant legs are intact. See more »

Quotes

Piggy: We might have to live here for a long time! Maybe the rest of our lives! If we *are* stuck here until we get old, then we can't go on acting like kids! We've got to be sensible and make things work!
Ralph: [looking up] No!
[a rock is pushed off the cliff above, killing Piggy]
Ralph: You're not gonna get away with this.
Jack Merridew: Yeah? Well, what are you going to do, huh?
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Connections

Referenced in RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion (2016) See more »

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A Disappointing Film
25 May 2005 | by 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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