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James Earl Jones,
Louis Gossett Jr.
[turning around to see the Captain]
How long have you been sitting there?
A very long time.
You move quietly.
Yes, girl, I do.
It's natural among thieves.
Beg your pardon, Ma'am. I'm not a thief. I'm a pirate and good to be called one.
Will you give me back what you stole from my family?
Then, sir, you are a thief!
[after a pause]
As you please.
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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.
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