The Bounty (1984 film)

The Bounty
The Bounty.jpg
Theatrical release poster illustrated by Brian Bysouth
Directed byRoger Donaldson
Screenplay byRobert Bolt
Based onCaptain Bligh and Mr. Christian
by Richard Hough
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyArthur Ibbetson, BSC
Edited byTony Lawson
Music byVangelis
Production
companies
Dino De Laurentiis Corporation
Bounty Productions Ltd.[1]
Distributed byThorn EMI Screen Entertainment
Release dates
  • 4 May 1984 (1984-05-04) (United States)

  • 5 October 1984 (1984-10-05) (United Kingdom)
Running time
132 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Budget$20 million[2] or $25 million[3]
Box office$8,613,462[4] or $18.3 million (worldwide)[2]

The Bounty is a 1984 British historical drama film directed by Roger Donaldson, starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins, and produced by Bernard Williams with Dino De Laurentiis as executive producer. It is the fifth film version of the story of the mutiny on the Bounty. The supporting cast features Laurence Olivier, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson and Edward Fox.

The screenplay by Robert Bolt was based on the book Captain Bligh and Mr Christian (1972) by Richard Hough. The film was made by Dino De Laurentiis Productions and Bounty Productions Ltd. and distributed by Orion Pictures Corporation and Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment. The music score was composed by Vangelis and the cinematography designed by Arthur Ibbetson.

  1. ^ The Bounty (1984) | BFI.org.uk
  2. ^ a b KNOEDELSEDER, WILLIAM K, Jr (30 August 1987). "De Laurentiis PRODUCER'S PICTURE DARKENS". Los Angeles Times. p. 1.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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  4. ^ The Bounty at Box Office Mojo

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