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Lord of the Flies (1990)

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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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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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Trivia

A few weeks before filming started, Balthazar Getty fell from a tree and broke both his wrists. The director decided to write his injuries into the script, and put his character Ralph's arm in a sling for half of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Piggy gets covered in blood from the hit in the head by the rock, it appears when he hits the ground not when he gets hit by the rock. See more »

Quotes

Ralph: The reason I'm calling this assembly is, too many people are screwing around when they should be working! I mean there's a bunch of things, some kids don't even know when to use the bathroom!
Tony: Yeah. There's this one kid the other day, he took a shit in his pants and then sat in it, I'm not naming names because it's possible Mikey couldn't help it!
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Don't get your hopes up
14 November 2002 | by mlle_laurenSee all my reviews

I've read the book so many times and after seeing the first 1963 adaptation of the movie I admit I was a little let down. I was surprised they didn't put in the Simon scene (which is probably one of the most important scenes in the book) and a lot of other important things they missed out on. But then, once I found out there was another version of the movie I quickly rented it. But let me tell you something; This is movie is much worse than the first one, and does an awful job of telling the storyline. Although the boys were very adorable (I'll admit that)that still didn't make up for the bad acting job they did. Plus, I was really confused on why the director chose to make a nonexistent captain the most important symbol in the book. Why he did that is beyond me. So anyways, my point is, if your looking for a good movie based on the book, you should probably just stick to the first one, and don't waste your money on renting/buying this movie.


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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

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1.85 : 1
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