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Lord of the Flies
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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 »
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No parents. No teachers. No rules... No mercy. See more »
Plot:
Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Disappointing Film See more (139 total) »


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90 min
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At approximately 86 minutes, this film has the same running time with the first film adaptation produced in 1963.See more »
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Factual errors: In the credits, one character is credited as "Marine Petty Officer." U.S. Marines do not have petty officers.See more »
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Ralph:Whoever holds the conch gets to speak.See more »
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36 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
A Disappointing Film, 25 May 2005
Author: GuitaristX456 from New Jersey, USA

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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