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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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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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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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Balthazar getty got his role as Ralph after being found in an art class by one of the producers See more »

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During one of the signal fire scenes, flames back up toward the fire, instead of shooting out from it. See more »

Quotes

Jack Merridew: Whats the matter tits! Were you afraid to bring it with you? Anyway the conch doesn't count anymore, Miss Piggy-tits!
Ralph: Stop that!
Jack Merridew: Nobody's interested in you and your fucking conch! Why don't you just take your fat friend and shove off! you've had all the meat you can eat. Come on hunters! Rogers the pig!
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A Society Without Perspectives and Rules
30 March 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After a plane crash in the ocean, a group of military students reach an island. The boy Ralph (Balthazar Getty) organizes the other kids, assigning responsibilities for each one. When the rebel Jack Merridew (Chris Furrh) 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 survival procedures, Jack returns to the primitivism, using the fear for the unknown (in a metaphor to the religion) and hunger to control the other boys. His group starts hunting and chasing pigs, stealing the possession of Ralph's group and even killing people.

I found this impressive movie very scary, since it shows the behavior of children (and human beings) fighting to survive in a society without perspective and rules. My immediate association was with my and other Third World countries, where many children are abandoned by the Government in their poor communities, and without education, perspectives in life and laws, become very young criminals working in gangs of drug dealers and thieves. In this movie, it is exposed how primitive a kid can be without the authority and respect, and this sort of violence is in the headlines of our newspapers almost every day. There are many discussions presently in Brazil about juvenile criminality. I have never the chance of reading this visionary novel; therefore I can not comment is it is a good or a bad adaptation, but I found this movie a frightening study of characters and sociology. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Senhor das Moscas" ("The Lord of the Flies")


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lord of the Flies See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamakua Coast, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,410,457, 18 March 1990

Gross USA:

$13,985,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,985,225
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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