Plummer plays a modern-day pirate who hijacks private yachts, steals the valuables on board, and sends the passengers to the bottom of the ocean. His captives on this voyage are Cliff Potts... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(book),
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: John Candy, Meg Ryan, Eugene Levy
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.

Director: James Glickenhaus
Stars: Robert Ginty, Samantha Eggar, Christopher George
Stir Crazy (1980)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit, however, no prison cell can keep them locked in.

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown
Dark Shadows (1966–1971)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.

Stars: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles
Airplane! (1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Burrifous
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Louis
Christine Belford
...
Jenny
Glenn Deigan ...
Beeman
Patrick O'Moore ...
Howard
...
Grace
...
Vic
...
Ralph
Edit

Storyline

Plummer plays a modern-day pirate who hijacks private yachts, steals the valuables on board, and sends the passengers to the bottom of the ocean. His captives on this voyage are Cliff Potts, Christine Belford, Lara Parker and Nicholas Pryor, none of whom have any intention of being tossed into the briny. Written by Ørnås

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

yacht | pirate | ocean | caribbean | rape | See All (13) »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 November 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Croisière en enfer  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The "Poursuivante", the pirates' boat was so fragile and poorly maintained that she nearly sank after she struck another boat during filming. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great 80's TV Movie Of The Week!
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a hard film to catch on the TV anymore. It was only released on video in the UK. The story is about modern day pirates terrorizing two couples on a large sailing sloop. Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Banks (as his demented nephew) are wonderful as the pirates. Christine Belford and Cliff Potts are only decent 80's TV actors, but they don't hurt the film's fast pace and exciting climax. Lara Parker (Dark Shadows) has one of her biggest film roles-- aside from Race With The Devil. She is just so beautiful and such an underrated actress. The entire film was shot at sea. Beautiful photography, Plummer, Banks and Parker make this 80's TV movie of the week a winner!


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I want this movie mpeters95832
I remember this one.. jivinmutt
Discuss Desperate Voyage (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?