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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

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 (67) »

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" We did everything the way grown-ups would have... What went wrong? " See more »


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Trivia

Actually the movie is 90 minutes long, there is just a YouTube video saying it is 86 minutes See more »

Goofs

When Ralph calls an assembly to discuss demerits for stealing, Roger's pants have been cut off to make shorts. Later, when Jack, Roger, and some other boys are throwing rocks at the fishing boys, Roger's pant legs are intact. See more »

Quotes

Piggy: What good is that gonna do? They can't cook pigs without a fire. They'll get trichinosis.
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4 March 2010 | by johnandwilliam69See all my reviews

The film Lord of the Flies is very mysterious because we never know what's going to happen. This film transmits to us how far a human being can go to survive, and how savage people can become when they are under pressure. I think this film doesn't transmit the meaning of the film title. Lord of the Flies is a very metaphorical film because the way of thinking and acting of the kids symbolizes the different personalities of the human society. The cast was well chosen but some of them, like the twins, their acting looked a bit fake, it didn't look natural. Not only that but the special effects aren't that good and we can see that clearly when the rock hits Piggy. I think that everyone should see this film.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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