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The sailor man travels to a seaside town called Sweethaven, falls in love with Olive Oyl, adopts Swee'pea, and makes an enemy of Bluto.

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Buff sailor-man Popeye arrives in an awkward seaside town called Sweethaven. There he meets Wimpy, a hamburger-loving man; Olive Oyl, the soon-to-be love of his life; and Bluto, a huge, mean pirate who's out to make Sweethaven pay for no good reason. Popeye also discovers his long-lost Pappy in the middle of it all, so with a band of his new friends, Popeye heads off to stop Bluto, and he's got the power of spinach, which Popeye detests, to butt Bluto right in the mush. Watch as Popeye mops the floor with punks in a burger joint, stops a greedy tax man, takes down a champion boxer, and even finds abandoned baby Swee'pea. He's strong to the finish 'cause he eats his spinach! Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Haves a happy holiday wit me an' Olive! See more »


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12 December 1980 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$50,000,000 (USA)
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A joint production between Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Productions, the former released the film in the USA, and the latter had overseas distribution. See more »

Goofs

In the climax, when the octopus is pulling down the boat with Sweet Pea inside, Olive's dress can be seen in the right-hand corner of the screen in the underwater shot (widescreen version). See more »

Quotes

Popeye: [when Bluto sinks him during a fight] Goodnight, Irene!
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The closing credits scroll over a scene of Bluto swimming across the ocean. See more »

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Swee'pea's Lullaby
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Music and Lyrics by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Robin Williams
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A tragically underrated film, Popeye is actually quite brilliant!
10 July 1999 | by (Del Rio, Texas) – See all my reviews

I remember when Altman released Popeye and it was slammed by most critics and ignored by the public. It deserves much better than that though!

Fantastic set design, great acting, high production values, strangely off kilter tunes, and just general all around weirdness make Popeye one of my favorites. Brilliantly twisted and twistedly brilliant.

Disagree? Oh well, whatever....."I yam what I yam and I likes what I likes!"




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