The Bounty

United States, 1984

Film
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A re-telling of the famous conflict between Captain Bligh and Mr. Fletcher Christian aboard the ship “The Bounty”. The conflict eventually led to a mutiny against Bligh, led by Christian, and to Bligh’s miraculous escape in an open boat across 4,000 miles of ocean. Featuring beautiful Pacific locations and a star-studded cast including Daniel Day Lewis, Edward Fox and Laurence Olivier. Mel Gibson plays Christian. But it is Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of Bligh which is most memorable and he makes the Captain a believably human character rather than the monster he is usually portrayed as. Music by Vangelis. The script is by Robert Bolt based on the book “Captain Bligh and Mr Christian” by Richard Hough.

Credits

production company

Universal Pictures

De Laurentiis Entertainment Group

producer

Bernard Williams

Duration

02:12:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302557

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture remakes

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

History → Bounty mutiny, 1789

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Motion picture remakes

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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