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Swashbuckler (1976)

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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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Major Folly
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Cudjo
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Polonski
Tom Clancy ...
Mr. Moonbeam
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Woman of Dark Visage
Bernard Behrens ...
Sir James Barnet
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Alice
Mark Baker ...
Lute Player
Kip Niven ...
Willard Culverwell
Tom Fitzsimmons ...
Corporal
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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29 July 1976 (USA)  »

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The name of the book that Major Folly (Beau Bridges) was reading in the carriage was "British Military Executions: Their Rules and Regulations". See more »

Quotes

Lord Durant: A gentleman knows when to use his sword and when to lay it down. Have you forgotten, Lynch, that was what you once were?
Lynch: I'm not a gentleman; I'm an Irishman!
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Whiskey Is The Life Of Man
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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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