In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.
A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuse his naiveté. A nice 40-year-old American woman hires him one day and they become close. However, the town and his family see her as predatory.
The story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. Follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.Written by
The candles on the table during the dinner discussion immediately after the Bounty leaves Tahiti are lit/unlit between shots. See more »
[after learning at the trial that Bligh told King Tynah that Captain Cook is still alive]
You told that to this man Tynah?
King Tynah, sir.
A savage king.
A king, milord, descended from many kings.
As our King George is descended from many kings?
Yes, in a way, sir.
Then why did you lie to him? Why did you not tell him Captain Cook was murdered in Hawaii ten years before?
Because they believe that Captain Cook is immortal.
Yes, I think so, sir. They seem to regard his likeness as a ...
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I saw this film by accident one Christmas Day, whilst vegging it on the couch! Ever since then, this has been one of my all time favourite films. Who cares about the historical truths or otherwise! Anthony Hopkins was fantastic as Bligh, Mel Gibson a very believable Christian, and the supporting cast magnificent. Th locations were perfect, the photography stunning and the music by Vangelis, wow, so in tune with the moods of the film.
I,ve watched this film about 5 times now, and could easily see it another 50!
Get it on video NOW!
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