The Bounty

The Bounty (1984)

After 200 years, the truth behind the legend.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1984-05-04
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 520 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Dino De Laurentiis Company
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom
  • Director: Roger Donaldson
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The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.

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  • Mel Gibson

    as Fletcher Christian
  • Anthony Hopkins

    as Lieutenant William Bligh
  • Daniel Day-Lewis

    as John Fryer
  • Bernard Hill

    as William Cole
  • Phil Davis

    as Edward Young
  • Liam Neeson

    as Charles Churchill
  • Wi Kuki Kaa

    as King Tynah
  • Tevaite Vernette

    as Mauatua
  • Laurence Olivier

    as Admiral Hood
  • Edward Fox

    as Captain Greetham
  • Philip Martin Brown

    as John Adams
  • Simon Chandler

    as David Nelson
  • Malcolm Terris

    as Dr. John Huggan
  • Simon Adams

    as Thomas Heywood
  • John Sessions

    as John Smith
  • Andrew Wilde

    as William McCoy
  • Neil Morrissey

    as Matthew Quintal
  • Richard Graham

    as John Mills
  • Dexter Fletcher

    as Thomas Ellison
  • Pete Lee-Wilson

    as William Purcell
  • Jon Gadsby

    as John Norton
  • Brendan Conroy

    as Robert Lamb
  • Barry Dransfield

    as Michael Byrne
  • Steve Fletcher

    as James Valentine
  • Jack May

    as Richter
  • Mary Kauila

    as König Tynahs Frau
  • Sharon Bower

    as Lieutenant William Blighs Frau
  • Tavana

    as König Tynahs Berater
Directing Roger Donaldson Director
Writing Robert Bolt Screenplay
Production Bernard Williams Producer
Production Dino De Laurentiis Executive Producer
Sound Vangelis Original Music Composer
Editing Tony Lawson Editor
Production Debbie McWilliams Casting
Art John Graysmark Production Design
Art Tony Reading Art Direction
Art Louise Carrigan Set Decoration
Art Robert Cartwright Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up John Bloomfield Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Paul Engelen Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jeanette Freeman Hairstylist
Crew Victor Magnotta Stunts Coordinator
Camera Arthur Ibbetson Director of Photography
Writing Richard Hough Novel
Directing David Tringham Assistant Director
Visual Effects John Stears Special Effects Supervisor
Production Douglas Twiddy Production Supervisor
Production David Middlemas Production Manager
Production Margaret Hilliard Production Manager
Production Jonty Barraud Location Manager
Production Arnold Ross Location Manager
Production Loretta Ordewer Production Coordinator
Directing Michael Stevenson Second Assistant Director
Directing Debbie Vertue Third Assistant Director
Directing June Randall Script Supervisor
Art Michael Boone Assistant Art Director
Art Ben Teriitehau Assistant Art Director
Camera John Harris Camera Operator
Camera Toby Phillips Steadicam Operator
Sound John W. Mitchell Sound Recordist
Sound Keith Pamplin Boom Operator
Camera Murray Close Still Photographer
Crew Terry Gilbert Choreographer
Crew Joan Washington Dialogue Coach
Production Pat Howell Production Accountant
Production Terry Mellis Assistant Accountant
Production Craig Barwick Assistant Accountant
Costume & Make-Up Neville Smallwood Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Rosalind McCorquodale Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Betty Glasow Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Francia Smeets Hairstylist
Art Bert Hearn Property Master
Camera Graeme Mardell Key Grip
Lighting Mick Morris Gaffer
Sound Michael Hopkins Dialogue Editor
Production Dino De Laurentiis Producer