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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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Polonski
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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 is a "...reworking of some old Errol Flynn ideas" according to Halliwells. See more »

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Jane Barnet: [turning around to see the Captain] How long have you been sitting there?
Lynch: A very long time.
Jane Barnet: [laughs softly] You move quietly.
Lynch: Yes, girl, I do.
Jane Barnet: It's natural among thieves.
Lynch: Beg your pardon, Ma'am. I'm not a thief. I'm a pirate and good to be called one.
Jane Barnet: Will you give me back what you stole from my family?
Lynch: No.
Jane Barnet: Then, sir, you are a thief!
Lynch: [after a pause] As you please.
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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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