The Bounty

The Bounty

Director: Roger Donaldson Cast: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier

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This fourth film dramatization of the 1789 mutiny aboard the H.M.S. Bounty is based not on the familiar Nordhoff and Hall book, but on Richard Hough's novel Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian. This time, the infamous Captain Bligh (Anthony Hopkins) is as strict a disciplinarian as ever. He is, however, no monster; faced with his crew's increasing laxity after an idyllic visit to Tahiti (the search for breadfruit takes second place to limitless sex with the island girls), Bligh is forced to resort to flogging and other such means to keep his men in line. Mr. Christian (Mel Gibson), formerly Bligh's friend, is of little use to the captain, having fallen in love with a native girl himself. Christian becomes the leader of the mutiny virtually in spite of himself; and when the mutineers try to seek refuge on Tahiti, they find that the local chief wants no part of them, which is why they settle for the nearly uninhabitable Pitcairn.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/02/2019
UPC: 0738329234287
Original Release: 1984
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 2:12:00
Sales rank: 22,517

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Roger Donaldson, producer Bernard Williams and production designer John Graysmark; Audio commentary by historical consultant Stephen Walters; Image gallery; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Fletcher Christian
Anthony Hopkins Lt. William Bligh
Laurence Olivier Admiral Hood
Edward Fox Capt. Greetham
Daniel Day-Lewis Fryer
Bernard Hill Cole
Philip Davis Young
Liam Neeson Churchill
Wi Kuki Kaa King Tynah
Tevaite Vernette Mauatua
Philip Martin Brown Adams
Sharon Bower Mrs. Bligh
Simon Chandler Nelson
Malcolm Terris Dr. Huggan
Simon Adams Heywood
John Sessions Smith
Andrew Wilde McCoy
Richard Graham Mills
Dexter Fletcher Ellison
Pete Lee-Wilson Purcell
Jon Gadsby Norton
Brendan Conroy Lamb
Jack May Prosecuting Captain

Technical Credits
Roger Donaldson Director
John Bloomfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Bolt Screenwriter
Robert Cartwright Set Decoration/Design
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
Clive Exton Screenwriter
Terry Gilbert Choreography
John Graysmark Production Designer
Arthur Ibbetson Cinematographer
Tony Lawson Editor
Tony Reading Art Director
John Stears Special Effects,Special Effects Supervisor
David Tringham Asst. Director
Vangelis Score Composer
Barrie Vince Editor
Bernard Williams Producer

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The Bounty 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sexual conquest with beautiful, half-clothed naked women on the beach. Captain Bligh in this film is not the sadistic villain of past, but a more sophisticated, ambitious and sexually backward man. I love the sort of nuanced relationship between Christian and Bligh that is implied in the film. The "relationship" being of a homosexual variety. Anthony Hopkins played brilliantly the stern and cruel Bligh. Don't forget Tahiti women! Also Daniel Day Lewis and Liam Neeson as Englishman in some of their first roles? Mel Gibson was as campy as ever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is the best and most historically acurate of the Mutiny on the Bounty films. It lays waste the myth of Capt William Bligh as a horrid orge. Bligh's trip across the Pacific with loyal officers in the Bounty's small launch is one of the greatest achievements in the anals of Naval history. The film is perfectly cast. An outstanding production by any measure and Mel Gibson's best film.