The story of Lieutenant Bligh (Sir Anthony Hopkins), whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. Follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian (Mel Gibson) 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
This movie was originally supposed to have been made in 1975, when Sir Anthony Hopkins would have been closer in age to the real William Bligh. See more »
As the Bounty is leaving Tahiti, two modern channel markers (day marks) are visible between the ship and the break in the reef. See more »
[after seeing Christian improvising a raft to escape the ship at night]
That isn't a raft, it's a coffin. There's a five-knot current running between us and that island.
I'll take my chance.
You think a lot of us haven't thought of this? You're not the only one to have left a woman behind. Fletcher, the men are ready for anything.
What are you saying, Ned? Are you inciting me to mutiny?
If I were you, I'd take the ship. That's all.
Why don't you, then?
I said if I were you. I'm not.
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I have seen this film many time over the years and i never get bored of watching Sir Anthony Hopkins give a riveting performance in this classic story of life aboard The Bounty and the events that lead to mutiny.
Mel Gibson plays Fletcher Christian who must watch helplessly as his captain(Hopkins) demoralizes his men and drives them ever closer to the brink of mutiny. The tension builds throughout the film and in no small part to the excellent score. The disgruntled crew has many recognisable faces including Liam Neeson and Bernard Hill which makes the film all the more enjoyable. Daniel Day Lewis is particularly watchable as mr. frier, showing us a rather smug and sometimes fiery officer. The film is shot beautifully and the story is compelling. Even the script holds up in a film where the best performances come from the actors with the least to say.
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