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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ned Lynch
Nick Debrett
Lord Durant
Jane Barnet
Tom Clancy ...
Mr. Moonbeam
Woman of Dark Visage
Sir James Barnet
Mark Baker ...
Lute Player
Kip Niven ...
Willard Culverwell
Tom Fitzsimmons ...
Louisa Horton ...
Lady Barnet


A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

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Release Date:

29 July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buccaneer  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actor Beau Bridges spent months rehearsing a trick with a horse. After he perfected it, the filmmakers decided not to shoot it. Bridges did the rehearsal for nothing. See more »


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 »


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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Corny but cute
10 February 1999 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite Maltin's great slagging-off of this movie (has he actually seen it, I wonder??), I reckon it was a little gem in an era when a lot of filmmakers took themselves and their work far too seriously! Guaranteed to lift the blues on any bad day, it may be a bit corny, it might have been misguided to make a pirate flick in the mid-70s, but there are certainly a lot worse examples of the genre around, and this one is quite a cute and appealing film.

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