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Lord of the Flies -- When their plane crashes, 25 schoolboys find themselves trapped on a tropical island, miles from civilization.  At first, they welcome their new freedom.  But soon they discover that trying to survive is anything but fun and games.  Ralph and his friend, Piggy, organize the boys according to the values of the civilization they left behind. Working together, they have a better chance of getting food, getting water and getting rescued. But another boy, Jack, embraces the savagery of his new surroundings. One by one, he lures the other boys into his camp. Donning war paint and spears, everyday life becomes a spectacle of sadistic games, rituals and punishments.


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Writers (WGA):
William Golding (novel)
Jay Presson Allen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 March 1990 (USA) See more »
No parents. No teachers. No rules... No mercy. See more »
Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
3 nominations See more »
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Better than the 1963 one See more (135 total) »


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Directed by
Harry Hook 
Writing credits
William Golding (novel) (as Sir William Golding)

Jay Presson Allen (screenplay) (as Sara Schiff)

Produced by
Lewis M. Allen .... producer
Peter Allen .... executive producer
Jeffrey Bydalek .... assistant producer
David V. Lester .... co-producer
Ross Milloy .... producer
Lewis Newman .... executive producer
Peter Newman .... executive producer
Walker Stuart .... associate producer
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
Cinematography by
Martin Fuhrer 
Film Editing by
Harry Hook 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Michael Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Production Design by
Jamie Leonard 
Art Direction by
Jennifer Chang Binns  (as Jennifer Chang)
Costume Design by
Doreen Watkinson 
Makeup Department
Mel Gibson .... assistant makeup artist
Sarah Monzani .... makeup artist
Suzanne Stokes-Munton .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Matthew Binns .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Franklin .... second assistant director
Matt Hinkley .... first assistant director
Matthew B. Locey .... first assistant director: Hawaii
Art Department
Owen Barnes .... stand-by stagehand
Wellington Batten .... props
Vincent Brooks .... stand-by painter
George Clark .... stand-by stagehand
Andy Evans .... construction manager
Samuel Fisher .... props
Gordon Fitzgerald .... dressing props
Cecil Howard .... greensman
Piero Jamieson .... lead man
Lascelles Kirby .... landscape foreman
James Lindsey .... stand-by stagehand
Jackie Martin .... props
Dave Pearce .... carpenter supervisor (as David Pearce)
Byron Phillips .... stand-by stagehand
Leroy Robertson .... greensman
Alfred Steele .... stand-by stagehand
Alman Wiggins .... stand-by carpenter
Tim Youngman .... property master
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... sound mixer
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer
Fred J. Brown .... supervising sound editor
Evelyn Dutton .... foley artist
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
Jerelyn J. Harding .... adr editor
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
Kant Pan .... sound effects associate
Christy Richmond .... first assistant sound editor
Michele Sharp .... sound editor
Jonathan Sorrell .... synclavier operator
Jay Wilkinson .... sound editor
Special Effects by
John Peter Dabdoub .... special effects: Jamaica
Errol Dias .... special effects: Jamaica
Warren Dunn .... special effects: Jamaica
Frank Edge .... special effects: USA
Georgio Ferrari .... special effects
Logan Frazee .... special effects: USA
Terry D. Frazee .... special effects: USA (as Terry Frazee)
Albert McTaggert .... special effects: Jamaica
Michael Meinardus .... special effects: USA
Andrew Miller .... special effects technician
Clovis Nielson .... special effects: Jamaica
Roland Vickers .... special effects: Jamaica
Jerry Gatlin .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bramley .... still photographer
Donald Brown .... generator operator
Rudy M. Fenenga Jr. .... first assistant camera: second unit
Eric Gigandet .... key grip
Gregg Guellow .... best boy grip
Rene Lang .... best boy grip
Wayne Leach .... electrician
Jonathan Leslie-Earp .... clapper loader
Richard Levy .... best boy grip
Tom Meyer .... best boy electric
David Morgan .... focus puller
Charles Patey .... photographer: second unit
Lenford Roye .... best boy grip (as Roy Linford)
Gary Shephard .... gaffer
Jeff Simon .... underwater photographer
Brian Sullivan .... electrician
William Tobin .... underwater photographer
James Tomaro .... electrician (as Jim Tomaro)
Keith Wheeler .... electrician
Casting Department
Robin Joy Allan .... casting associate: Los Angeles (as Robin Allan)
Deborah Aquila .... casting associate: East Coast
Donald Paul Pemrick .... casting: east coast
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Usher-Cooper .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Alan Edward Bell .... assistant editor
Jackie Johnston .... post-production coordinator
Tom Priestley .... supervising editor
Adrian Trent .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Sally Boldt .... music editor
Hubert Bougis .... orchestrator
Billy Byers .... orchestrator
Michael Davis .... musician: violin solo
Andrew Findon .... musician: tin whistle (as Andy Findon)
Gordon Langford .... orchestrator
David Lindup .... orchestrator
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Jonathan Sorrell .... musician: keyboards and programming
Richard Tauber .... musician: bass recorder
John Timperley .... music recording engineer
Trinity Boys Choir .... choir
Transportation Department
Harold Anderson .... driver
George Bailey .... driver
Lloyd Bentley .... driver
Junior Brown .... driver
Michael Farr .... driver
Neville Green .... driver
Roger Greer .... driver
Winston Hall .... driver
Owen Harry .... driver
Frederick Haughton .... driver
Balgrove Johnson .... driver
Wayne Jones .... transportation co-captain
Ken Killingsworth .... driver
Oscar Lawson .... driver
Dan McAlpin .... driver
Lindell Miller .... driver
Melville Phillips .... driver
Headley Radcliffe .... driver
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld .... transportation captain
David Siegel .... transportation coordinator
David Siegel .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Frans J. Afman .... financial services
Elaine Ames .... production shipper
Stuart Bailey .... craft service
John Beharrell .... post-production accountant
Daniel Boisvert .... teacher
Errol Buchanan .... craft service
Peter W. Cookson Jr. .... teacher
Susan Cookson .... teacher
Leslie Cornyn .... post-production accountant
Ricky Coulson .... craft service
Dennis Davidson .... Publicity campaign
Ivanhoe Dixon .... craft service
Diane Durant .... script supervisor
Harold Edwards .... craft service
Mark Edwards .... teacher
B.F. Goodrich .... production assistant
Derek Grabski .... caterer
Theresa Grabski .... caterer
Moby Griffin .... marine coordinator (as John 'Moby' Griffin)
Jeff Hammond .... teacher
Vic Heutschy .... publicity man
Carolyn Klebaum .... assistant: Ross Milloy
Frieda Klebaum .... teacher
Michael London .... location manager
Richard Lorenzana .... production accountant
Susan Lorenzana .... production accountant (as Susan M. Lorenzana)
Mignon Lowe .... production secretary
Hwei-Chu Meng .... production coordinator
Neil Poppy Morgan .... caterer
William Moss .... production physician
Greg Paul .... production assistant
Dan Perri .... title designer: main titles
Sally Porteous .... production assistant
Roberta Roy .... teacher
Paul Samuels .... craft service
Jon Scharf .... production courier
Joe Schultz .... caterer
Michael Schultz .... caterer (as Mike Schultz)
Martin Shafer .... production assistant
Buddy Shrago .... caterer
Rochelle Stevens .... production assistant
Jeffrey Stott .... production executive
Rosalie Swedlin .... production assistant
Suzanne Thomas .... production assistant
Judith Ward .... teacher
Jess Wittenberg .... production assistant
Lisbeth Wynn-Owen .... production coordinator

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

A few weeks before filming started, Balthazar Getty fell from a tree and broke both his wrists. The director decided to write his injuries into the script, and put his character Ralph's arm in a sling for half of the film.See more »
Factual errors: In the credits, one character is credited as "Marine Petty Officer." U.S. Marines do not have petty officers.See more »
Ralph:Whoever holds the conch gets to speak.See more »
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33 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Better than the 1963 one, 5 November 2004
Author: wesie24 from British Columbia, Canada

Some people may dislike this movie because of the cursing, or the fact that the whole story has been twisted around. However, it was way more entertaining than the 1963 one. I am currently in English in high school, and we read the book, then watched both movies. I think some people don't realize how complex this story is. You cannot just watch this movie, or the original. Read the book. Analyze the story, every detail. Then watch the movies. The 1963 movie does follow the story from the book, but I almost fell asleep. Although the new one may be an insult to the book, it was far more enjoyable. However, I was displeased at how the boys were acting. I do think there was way too much cursing, and some rather inappropriate comments for 12 or 13 year old boys to be making. This isn't a good movie for children. Regardless, if you are into the book watch the movie!

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