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The Bounty (1984)

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Fed up with their captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship's crew decides to take action.

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writers:

Richard Hough (book), Robert Bolt (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... Fletcher Christian Master's Mate
Anthony Hopkins ... Lieutenant William Bligh
Laurence Olivier ... Admiral Hood
Edward Fox ... Captain Greetham
Daniel Day-Lewis ... John Fryer
Bernard Hill ... William Cole
Phil Davis ... Edward Young (as Philip Davis)
Liam Neeson ... Seaman Charles Churchill
Wi Kuki Kaa Wi Kuki Kaa ... King Tynah
Tevaite Vernette Tevaite Vernette ... Mauatua
Philip Martin Brown ... Seaman John Adams
Simon Chandler ... David Nelson
Malcolm Terris ... Dr. John Huggan
Simon Adams Simon Adams ... Thomas Heywood
John Sessions ... John Smith
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Storyline

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 Reid Gagle

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An epic saga of passion, betrayal and heroism. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lawbreakers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,622,306, 6 May 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,600,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jack May voiced King Theoden of Rohan in the BBC Radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. Bernard Hill played the part in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). See more »

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When the men are rowing in the launch, in the middle of the ocean, after having been set adrift, there is a green reflection moving from right to left in the sea, probably of some island or ship. See more »

Quotes

Bligh: We are still faced with a long, hard voyage. I mean to make good use of every hour of sailing time, and to assist me in this, I am replacing Mr. Fryer with Mr. Christian, who will now act as executive second in command, with the rank of Acting Second Lieutenant...
[Fryer walks away]
Bligh: Mr. Fryer, come back here.
[shouts after Mr. Fryer, who is continuing to walk away]
Bligh: Mr. Fryer, sir! Come back here!
[Mr. Fryer returns; Bligh continues, quietly]
Bligh: I will dismiss when I have done with you, sir. Do you ...
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Alternate Versions

German version misses ca. 26 minutes. See more »

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What a Cast!
3 December 1999 | by cohru01See all my reviews

Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day-Lewis, Laurence Olivier, Liam Neeson, Bernard Hill....and the list goes on as you can see. Where are these people now? All making big hit movies. You can't help but love this movie. Every time I see it, I want to see it again. I know of no other movie that has had an impact like THAT on me before. Every actor in the movie was great. Also, notice that the mass of extras REALLY act like the real thing. That is rare, and hard to do. I was an extra in Sudden Death (Van Damme), and you can't help but look into the camera or do weird things. It's fun. Try an find some of the continuity errors in this movie. They're hard to find, VERY. I only found a few after seeing the movie 10-15 times. It's almost flawless. The scenery was breathtaking. I only regret not seeing the movie on the "big screen". I gave this movie 10+ points. There is nothing like it (obviously, my opinion). I thought it was one of Neeson's greatest roles, especially the beginning where "Quintal is in his seat". That scene was shot beautifully. Gibson's girlfriend is quite gorgeous. It's no wonder why he did what he did (now I'm getting to the movie again)... Enjoy!


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