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Lord of the Flies (1990)

Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.

Director:

Harry Hook

Writers:

William Golding (novel) (as Sir William Golding), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay) (as Sara Schiff)
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Balthazar Getty ... Ralph
Chris Furrh ... Jack Merridew
Danuel Pipoly ... Piggy
James Badge Dale ... Simon (as Badgett Dale)
Andrew Taft Andrew Taft ... The Twins
Edward Taft Edward Taft ... The Twins
Gary Rule Gary Rule ... Roger
Terry Wells Terry Wells ... Andy
Braden MacDonald Braden MacDonald ... Larry
Angus Burgin Angus Burgin ... Greg
Martin Zentz Martin Zentz ... Sheraton
Brian Jacobs ... Peter
Vincent Amabile Vincent Amabile ... Patterson
David Weinstein David Weinstein ... Mikey
Chuck Bell Chuck Bell ... Steve
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Storyline

After a plane crash in the ocean, a group of military students reach an island. Ralph organizes the boys, assigning responsibilities for each one. When the rebel Jack Merridew neglects the fire camp and they lose the chance to be seen by a helicopter, the group split under the leadership of Jack. While Ralph rationalizes the procedures, Jack returns to the primitivism, using the fear for the unknown (in a metaphor to the religion) to control the other boys, and hunting and chasing pigs, stealing the possession of Ralph's group and even killing people. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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conch | savagery | twins | sea | cruelty | See All (64) »

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What separates Man from Beast? Not Much! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El señor de las moscas See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamakua Coast, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$13,985,225
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 1988. See more »

Goofs

In the credits, one character is credited as "Marine Petty Officer." U.S. Marines do not have petty officers. See more »

Quotes

Jack Merridew: Whats this dumbshit I hear about a monster? We're gonna have to send you back to kindergarten!
Larry: I'm serious.
Jack Merridew: Ok what kind of monster? Did it have fur and poison fangs, or long slimy tentacles?
Larry: It growled and it came out of me and it's mouth, it was wet.
Luke: Maybe it was a bear.
Roger: Sounds more like a reptile.
Jack Merridew: Sounds more like bullshit.
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Connections

References Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) See more »

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I love this movie
30 December 2006 | by shaman1969See all my reviews

I love this movie and I don't know why so many people bag it.I have seen it several times and I actually own a copy.I must confess though that I have never read the novel or seen the original 1963 version.People who have read the novel have said that they found the movie disappointing.Movies are never as good as books.There are always different interpretations in movies and it is sometimes very hard to convey certain elements of a story in a book in a film.Several people have said they thought the acting was terrible.I thought the two lead actors Balthazar Getty(Ralph) and Chris Furrhr(Jack)were excellent and they both played their parts really well.Balthazar Getty is a great actor who I think is very underrated.Okay so they replaced the British kids from the novel with American kids.So what who cares.Its still a great story and the whole point and theme of the story which is to show how children unsupervised by adults can turn into savages and become uncivilized is still there.Also since when was swearing uncivilized?I noticed one reviewer commented on the fact that there was a lot of swearing and that the idea was that the kids were supposed to be polite and civilized before they became uncivilized.If swearing is uncivilized then we must all be because we all do it from time to time.There was not a lot of swearing anyway it was only occasionally.I have certainly seen and heard a lot worse.Get over it.I thought the cinematography was great too.If you like stories involving people stranded on a deserted island as I do then I recommend that you check it out.


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