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"No parents. No teachers. No rules... No mercy."

Based on the classic novel of the same name, the film follows the exploits of a group of military school cadets marooned on a desert island. When their plane crashes the boys make their way to the island along with the injured and incoherent aircraft pilot. An overweight boy finds a conch seashell on the beach and the boys agree to use it to signify who is allowed to speak in the group. The oldest cadet Ralph holds a meeting to discuss how they will survive in this environment. Ralph and another boy, Jack, are put in charge. Ralph and Jack have different approaches and tension starts to divide them and the group. Ralph, with Piggy supporting him, wants to focus on ways to get the group rescued while Jack would rather hunt and try to survive on the island for as long as possible.

Jack and most of the other cadets leave to form their own camp elsewhere. The insane captain wanders away from camp to a cave deep inside the jungle where he is accidentally killed by one of the children. Ralph, still clinging to civilized behavior and his hopes for rescue, continues to try to alert passing ships of their presence nightly with a signal flare. Alternately, Jack's group becomes wild and savage and arm themselves with spears for hunting. While the two groups are having a strained meeting one of the cadets goes to explore the cave with a glow stick and discovers the captain's corpse.

The child with the glow stick is killed by Jack's group, mistaken for the beast from the cave. Jack's wild group later steals piggy's glasses and Piggy and Ralph return with the conch to try and talk some sense into the others. The savage group refuses to listen and kills Piggy. Ralph threatens Jack but his group throws rocks at Ralph and sends him running until the next morning when they set the jungle on fire to smoke him out so that they can kill him. Ralph makes a run for the sea where he encounters a group of Marines who ask what they children are doing there. Ralph breaks into tears while his savage pursuers watch, realizing the depths to which they have fallen.

R
| 1990 | 1 hr 30 min | 6.4/10
Cast
Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly, James Badge Dale
Studio
Nelson Entertainment
Director
Harry Hook
Language
English
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Lord of the Flies

Also directed by Harry Hook

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