Lord of the Flies

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Harry Hook
Production: Nelson Entertainment
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

(boy) Somebody help me! I can't swim!

Get the raft!

Somebody help me!


What is that?

(dark-haired boy) It's a glow stick.

How does it work?

From some kind of chemical.

(birds call)

Do you think anybody else is here, sir?

It's just an island. There's nothing here.

- I'm thirsty.

- Yeah, me too. I'm hungry.

What if there's no water?

We're all thirsty and we're all hungry.

We should just try and get some sleep.

And tomorrow we'll figure out

what we're gonna do.

(whispers) Water.


Sir. Sir.

I found water.

(boy) Well, that's it, Colonel.

What's that?

It's a conch.

My granny had one.

If it had a hole in it right there

you could really blow it, like a trumpet.

Come on! Give us some.


Sh! Come on.


(horn-like sound)

(horn-like sound)

(horn-like sound)

(horn-like sound)

OK, listen up. Whoever holds the conch

gets to speak. That's the rule.

Is this like assembly, sir?

Yeah. Except anybody

who wants to speak gets to.

But not before they get the conch.

Right. There doesn't seem

to be anybody here except us.

- And a pig.

- It was a wild boar.

No, it was a regular pig. Big, but regular.

A regular pig must have

got here from people.

Yeah. If there's pigs, there's people.

OK, cadets. Like I said,

this island's probably uninhabited.

- We don't know. We've gotta explore.

- (dark-haired boy) There's a lot to do.

But the main thing is, we're not

by ourselves. We got Captain Benson.

Can I speak?

The most important thing is,

who knows we're here?

Nobody knows we're here.

They know where we were going.

But they don't know where we are.

We never got where we were going.

- (small boy) Where were we going?

- We were going home.


(dark-haired boy) I'm sure they're looking.

We should set up some kind

of steady signal, like a fire,

and keep it going all the time.

And we're gonna have to have rules.

(Captain Benson coughs)

Can I have the conch?

Yes, Ralph's right.

We've definitely gotta make a fire.

- Sir, are you the leader?

- Jack's the oldest.

- But Ralph's the colonel.

- I think it should be Ralph.

- I vote for Ralph.

- Yeah, he's a colonel.

- Yeah, Ralph.

- He's the colonel. Ralph.

- I guess you just won the election.

- It doesn't matter who's in charge.

We've just gotta work together.

First, we build a camp.

Be careful.

There's probably a lot of berries and

things that look OK but are really poison.

I know what's poisonous or not.

My brother did Outward Bound,

learned how to survive. He taught me.

Did he do Outward Bound in the tropics?

- Not exactly.

- Then where?


There are totally different poison plants

in Colorado than in this place.

So we've gotta take precautions

or it won't matter.

- What won't matter?

- Whether we get rescued.

Better learn to live with yourself,

because we ain't gonna get rescued.

- What are you talking about?

- Just being logical.

A plane goes down in the ocean, there's

no wreckage - who's gonna find us?

- Why don't you just shut up?

- Are you telling me to shut up?

What we need around here is positive

people, not people trying to scare people.

What we don't need is you, shitbrain.

(boy) His name's not shitbrain. It's Piggy.

Yeah, Piggy! Yeah!

(boy snorts like a pig)

Shut up. Everybody just shut up.

- It's just cos you're new.

- No, it's not. It's always this way.

(Ralph) Just cut it out, OK?

- (boy chants) Mama, mama, can't you see

- (all chant) Mama, mama, can't you see

- What the army's done to me?

- What the army's done to me?

- They put me in a barber's chair.

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Jay Presson Allen

Jay Presson Allen (March 3, 1922 – May 1, 2006) was an American screenwriter, playwright, stage director, television producer and novelist. Known for her withering wit and sometimes-off-color wisecracks, she was one of the few women making a living as a screenwriter at a time when women were a rarity in the profession. "You write to please yourself," she said, "The only office where there's no superior is the office of the scribe." more…

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