Lord of the Flies


Lord of the Flies Review

Still going strong. The first of only two adaptations of William Golding's famed high school assignment (the 1990 version starred Balthazar Getty!), this experimental production from Peter Brook (who'd later direct the kooky Marat/Sade) featres no adults, only kids washed up on an island. If you don't know the story, it's a sadistic boys choir that goes native, fractioning into a body-painting tribe that deigns the other children "the beast," and thus subject to ritual slaying and sacrifice. Creepy and all too realistic, check the Criterion DVD for countless extras that enrich this already amazing film.

Lord of the Flies

Facts and Figures

Genre: Dramas

Run time: 90 mins

In Theaters: Friday 16th March 1990

Distributed by: Nelson Entertainment

Production compaines: Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment, Jack's Camp


Contactmusic.com: 4.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 61%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 6.4 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: Lewis M. Allen

Starring: as Ralph, Chris Furrh as Jack Merridew, Danuel Pipoly as Piggy, as Simon, Andrew Taft as The Twins, Edward Taft as The Twins, Gary Rule as Roger, Terry Wells as Andy, Braden MacDonald as Larry, Angus Burgin as Greg, Martin Zentz as Sheraton, Brian Jacobs as Peter, Vincent Amabile as Patterson, David Weinstein as Mikey, Chuck Bell as Steve, Everado Elizondo as Pablo, James Hamm as John, Charlie Newmark as Will, Brian Matthews as Tony, Shawn Skie as Rapper, Judson McCune as Luke, Zane Rockenbaugh as Tex, Robert Shea as Billy, Gordon Elder as Rusty, as Marine Officer, Bill Schoppert as Marine Petty Officer, as Captain Benson, the Pilot