May 4, 1984
Genre(s): Action, Drama, History
Lieutenant William Bligh is a hard-nosed sea captain who expects the best from his crew. As Bligh sets out with his crew aboard the Bounty to bring back tropical plants and wildlife from around the world, he uses his heavy-handed tactics to keep the crew in line and the voyage on schedule. Master's mate Fletcher Christian attempts to act at the liaison between the crew and their taskmaster captain, but Bligh insists upon taking care of issues first-hand. When Mr. Christian has finally seen enough men beaten and tortured, he takes control of the Bounty and sets Lieutenant Bligh out to sea in a rescue boat. But Fletcher Christian's plan did not go beyond taking over the Bounty and he soon learns that there is more to running a ship than he realized.