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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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Polonski
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Mr. Moonbeam
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Woman of Dark Visage
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Sir James Barnet
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Alice
Mark Baker ...
Lute Player
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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 film's opening prologue states: "Once upon a time, some colonial outposts of Europe's great powers were ruled by villainous governors who stole the freedom and wealth which rightfully belonged to the people. Such was the tragic condition in Jamaica in seventeen eighteen under the cruelty of the acting governor, Lord Durant. The dungeons of his dark stone fortress cried with the voices of those who stood in his way. At the time, adventurous pirates sailed the waters of the Caribbean. Often, they were enemies of the tyrants and heroes of the people. Captain Ned Lynch was one of the most famous of these Swashbucklers...". See more »

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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 »

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Nick: [Hoping that the outnumbered Major Folly will not fight to a certain death] It would be a major blunder, Major Folly.
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Fun Movie...Give it a Break!!!
4 April 2004 | by (Cape Coral FL) – See all my reviews

I'm tired of Leonard Maltin and anyone else who panned this movie! I agree with 85-95% of what he usually reviews. HOWEVER, there are some movies you just gotta accept as fun, and disregard bad parts (like the whole Peter Boyle role--geez, they coulda gotten a better bad guy). Robert Shaw is a perfect pirate, and he and James Earl Jones made a great duo. The acrobatics / fencing / cannons is just a whole lot of action packed fun, with the HAHAHHAHA guy from the soda commercials and James Bond "Live and Let Die" movie. Beau Bridges' part is the perfect MASH / Frank Burns type; great for the other characters to make fun of. But, being a musician, what stood out to me is the music. Too bad they didn't use more Sound studio effects like reverb or chorusing, because the score is awesome. The cinematograpy is awesome, too; beautiful wide / panned shots of Jamaica and its mountains / coastline. Not the best movie to have your kids watch with you, as it gets suggestively racy in some parts, but, I'd put this in the same category of "almosts" like Remo Williams, Punisher, King Solomon's Mines (Richard Chamberlain / Sharon Stone). So, lighten up, get yer popcorn and Diet Coke, and have fun! Aye, Cap'n!!


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