About the Film

Based on the novel, “Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian,” this is the story of a 1789 mutiny aboard the H.M.S. Bounty in which an idyllic voyage to Tahiti turns a crew against its Captain when they find tropical paradise and unlimited sex, but the Captain decides to leave and take his crew on a perilous voyage around Cape Horn.

Director: Roger Donaldson
Year: 1984
Cast: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Daniel Day-Lewis
Created By: Richard Hough (book), Robert Bolt (screenplay)

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