Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when they split into two separate camps -- one led by the pragmatic Ralph and the other by militaristic Jack -- their society falls into disarray, leading to a disturbing examination of human nature and a chilling conclusion.
- Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Drama
- Studio: Two Arts Ltd.
- Keyword: based on novel or book, child murder, survival, teenage boy, deserted island, dead children, south sea island, flogging, degeneration, swine, innocence lost, whipping, asthmatic, aeronautics, rite, faithful adaptation
- Cast: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin, Tom Gaman, Nicholas Hammond