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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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Simon (as Badgett Dale)
Andrew Taft ...
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Gary Rule ...
Terry Wells ...
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Angus Burgin ...
Martin Zentz ...
Brian Jacobs ...
Vincent Amabile ...
David Weinstein ...
Chuck Bell ...
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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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Trivia

At approximately 86 minutes, this film has the same running time with the first Lord of the Flies film adaptation produced in 1963 . See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jack Merridew: Whats this dumbshit I hear about a monster? We're gonna have to send you back to kindergarten!
Larry: I'm serious.
Jack Merridew: Ok what kind of monster? Did it have fur and poison fangs, or long slimy tentacles?
Larry: 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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Don't Go in the Woods... Alone! (2013) See more »

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Nothing special this time around, but not a complete failure as some claim.

When I saw this remake I did not find it as bad as some said it was. Basically its like so many remakes of classic films, they rarely live up to the original. There is little new thats added here. Most of the virtues of this film are just repeats of the virtues of the first film. New to this film, on the plus side is the use of vivid colour, as oppossed to the original films harsh, grainy black and white. The colour photography beautifully captures the lush tropical surroundings. On the negative side are the silly dreams of the kids being rescued. Also having the piolet survive and wander around like rabid dog looks like it was thrown in to provide a few cheap shocks, or something.


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