The Bounty is a 1984 British historical drama directed by Roger Donaldson, providing a fresh retelling of the infamous 1789 mutiny on the HMS Bounty. The film stars Mel Gibson as Fletcher Christian, the ship's lieutenant who leads the revolt against the tyrannical Captain William Bligh, portrayed by Anthony Hopkins. As the journey from England to Tahiti becomes increasingly brutal under Bligh's command, tensions rise, leading to the historic insurrection. The powerhouse cast also features Laurence Olivier, Liam Neeson, and Daniel Day-Lewis. While not a box office success, the film received high marks from critics.
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