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Pippi in the South Seas (1970)
"Pippi Långstrump på de sju haven" (original title)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family  |  1 September 1975 (USA)
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With the help of her friends Tommy and Annika, Pippi Longstocking ventures to the South Pacific island Porto Piluse to rescue her father, who was captured by ruthless pirates.

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Complete credited cast:
Inger Nilsson ...
Maria Persson ...
Pär Sundberg ...
Beppe Wolgers ...
Martin Ljung ...
Jocke med kniven
Jarl Borssén ...
Blod-Svente (as Jarl Borsén)
Alfred Schieske ...
Innkeeper
Wolfgang Völz ...
Oscar
Nikolaus Schilling ...
Kalle
Staffan Hallerstam ...
Marko
Öllegård Wellton ...
Fredrik Ohlsson ...
Tor Isedal ...
Pedro
Håkan Serner ...
Franko
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With their parents on vacation, Tommy and Annika spend time with their wonderful friend Pippi Longstocking at her cottage Villa Villekulla, until she finds a bottle with a message from her father Captain Efraim Longstocking, who warns her that he was captured by a band of evil pirates led by Blood-Svente and Jock the Knife, who hold him prisoner in their castle on the island of Porto Piluse, so they can find the secret location of his treasure. Pippi, Tommy and Annika then travel to Porto Piluse to rescue her father before he is forced to reveal the whereabouts of his treasure... Written by John Paul Cassidy <ryuuseipro@cavtel.net>

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Pippi, Tommy och Annika på jakt efter bortrövade pappa i ett härligt, spännande piratäventyr i Söderhavet. (Pippi, Tommy and Annika are on the hunt for their kidnapped father in a wonderful, exciting pirate adventure in the South Pacific.) See more »

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SEK 7,265,000 (Sweden)
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Trivia

At least two actors who appeared in different episodes of Pippi Longstocking (1969) play completely different (and opposite) roles in this film. Actor Jarl Borssén, who plays the evil pirate Blood-Svente in this film, had previously played a friendly hardware store owner in Pippi Longstocking: Pippi hittar en spunk (1969). By the same token, child actor Staffan Hallerstam, who plays the kind servant boy Marko in this film, had previously played the not-so-kind bully Bengt ("Benke" in Sweden) in Pippi Longstocking: Pippi är sakletare och går på kalas (1969). See more »

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Composed by Georg Riedel
Lyrics by Astrid Lindgren
Performed by Inger Nilsson
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one of the outstanding works for television as they were made in the '70s
30 November 2002 | by (Geneva, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

So maybe I'm unable to objectively consider pippi langstrump/longstocking/Langstrumpf, because I loved her so much when I was 8 years old.

But still, I saw one of the two or three parts of "Pippi and the pirats" (whatever the english title was), and I was amazed! Inger Nilsson plays the main part with incredible freshness. She's as convincing as she can be and the Tv-movies and series were related to her talent. The directing and the rythm are both pretty high-level for a children's movie.

Whatever, I sincerely find it hard to believe that someone discovering these series today could be that disppointed and insensible to its charms, as seems to suggest the 6.7-rating by IMDb-users. Maybe it's just incompatible with the look of our days. But is it that far from the Harry Potter image? Old-fashioned and low-budget, it shows, I'm the first to admit it, but the other qualities seem so obvious to me !

Maybe also it's a very european cultural object.

Actually, I'd like to hear a bit more from those who think this is worth 7, 6 or even less out of ten as a children's movie which I think generous, fun and quite loveable...

Golden memories! I shouldn't argue, but i wanted to defend my beloved little Pippi, the strongest girl in the world. I'm 36 years old now, mind you.


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