Film Club 11

The Bounty (1984)

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On the 28th April 1789, the crew of HMS Bounty, under the command of Lt. William Bligh, mutinied. Led by Fletcher Christian, Bligh and some of his crew were placed in a rowing boat, whilst the mutineers took the Bounty to the South Pacific.The film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson, depicts these events in a film that is eminently quotable.

Director Tim Hewitt joins our editor to chat about the film, including the usual categories, and the true story behind it.


The Bounty (1984)

Mutiny on the Bounty

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