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Swashbuckler (1976)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  29 July 1976 (USA)
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A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

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Ned Lynch
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Nick Debrett
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Lord Durant
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Jane Barnet
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Cudjo
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Tom Clancy ...
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Woman of Dark Visage
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Sir James Barnet
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Alice
Mark Baker ...
Lute Player
Kip Niven ...
Willard Culverwell
Tom Fitzsimmons ...
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Louisa Horton ...
Lady Barnet
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A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

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The Grandest Pirate Movie Ever Made


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The name of the ship was "The Blarney Cock". It was played by the vessel "The Golden Hinde". Both received actual billing in the credits. The vessel is a replica of the real famous ship of the same name commanded by Sir Francis Drake from 1577 to 1580 on his voyages of explorations of pirating in the new world. See more »

Goofs

When Nick and Ned are having their limerick competition, Nick uses the word 'Khaki'. This word is from the Hindustani language and only entered in the English language in the 1840s, through the British Army in India. Given 'Swashbuckler' is set in the 1700s, he could not have known the word. See more »

Quotes

Lord Durant: You're a fool, Captain Lynch!
Lynch: No, m'lord, I'm not a fool... I'm an Irishman!
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Johnny's Gone To Hilo
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An unjustly buried film ...
14 April 2005 | by (Kelfour's Landing) – See all my reviews

... then and now.

Alright, I saw this flick as the opener for a circus in Radio City Music Hall on my first trip to NYC in 1976. I thought it grand then, and I haven't much changed my mind.

I do agree with those who think that a better villain and ingenue could have been found than Peter Boyle and Genevieve Bujold (one of the most overrated actresses of the time), but the Shaw-Jones pairing sparkles. I loved the score so much I bought the soundtrack on vinyl -- dare I hope that it may be out on CD somewhere? The flick isn't long on plot, really, but the cinematography and action are spiffy, the characterizations work, and man, is Geoffrey Holder a bad ass! It's a sprightly movie and you'll spend a fun time watching it. Who knows, you might even have limerick contests with your mates the next time you're escaping from the local militia.

Rating: 7/10


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