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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

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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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,410,457, 18 March 1990

Gross USA:

$13,985,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,985,225
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original final script had over 70 uses of the F-bomb. The studio decided it would be cruel to make 12-year-olds swear against their parents' wishes. See more »

Goofs

The large raft the boys take to the island disappears after they land. See more »

Quotes

[all are marching and singing in cadence. One sings a sentence, the others repeat it]
Luke: Mama, mama can't you see? / What the Army's done to me? / They put me in a barber's chair. / Spun me 'round, I had no hair./ I used to drive a Cadillac. / Now I'm marching in a pack. / I used to drive a Chevrolet. / Now I'm marching for my pay. / They took away my T.V. / Got me doing I.T.
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Watch the 1963 version instead.
22 January 2002 | by dootussSee all my reviews

This remake of the classic William Golding book "Lord of the Flies" is not only bad, but it doesn't measure up. They have a glow stick on the island, and there's an adult survivor too. What really got me on my nerves was the constant profanity. The book and the 1963 version had only one swear word in it, but this movie adaption of the book was non-stop. If you've already read the book and want to see one of the movies the 1963 version is the better version.

Don't bother with this version it sucks.


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