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The Bounty

  • Film
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Time Out says

Definitely not a remake of the MGM classic, but a Robert Bolt-scripted meditation on the conflict between Bligh's puritanism and Christian's surrender to Polynesian paganism. The floggings and sadism are thus kept to a minimum, with Hopkins' Bligh emerging less as a hissable villain than as a credibly sympathetic but flawed character. It's all a brave try, though Gibson is perhaps not up to the demands of a Christian's progress from naive rating to self-loathing exile, and Donaldson's direction often verges on the stolid.
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Release Details

  • Duration:133 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Roger Donaldson
  • Screenwriter:Robert Bolt
  • Cast:
    • Mel Gibson
    • Anthony Hopkins
    • Laurence Olivier
    • Edward Fox
    • Daniel Day-Lewis
    • Bernard Hill
    • Philip Davis
    • Liam Neeson
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