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Popeye (1980)

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The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

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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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Karl-Alfred  »

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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

When Popeye is hit in the stomach by Oxblood Oxheart after Oxblood accidentally knocks out his mother, Popeye went rolling backwards, but in the next shot he's rolling forwards into the ropes. See more »

Quotes

Olive Oyl: You won a hundred and twenty samoleans?
Wimpy: You know how many hamburgers that is?
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Crazy Credits

The film opens and ends with the Sailor's Hornpipe, a famous nautical song. This song is heard as part of Popeye's theme song in the opening, then is heard in its full form at the end of the film. See more »

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Spun-off from Popeye the Sailor (1960) See more »

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He's Large
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Music and Lyrics by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Shelley Duvall and Chorus
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An Outstanding Film!

What's with all the bashing? I never get tired of watching this warm, visceral musical that pulls me in with its myriad textures, striking colors, and unpredictable pacing and dialogue which never seems contrived or scripted (and of course was often expertly improvised). It is the unfettered antithesis to all the shiny, over-produced media of our age. No pretty faces. No product placements. No feel of a commercialized film crafted to be anything other than a comedy musical adaptation of one of my favorite comic strips. It adapts the world of E.C. Daily's style, before King Features "cleaned it up" for animation. Disjointed, rambling...borderline insane, just like the comic! And the music is bonus all the way through. Quirky, playful, simple numbers that perfectly reflect the feel of the old comic. But then again, I liked Hudson Hawk and the Forbidden Zone, so you probably don't want to listen to me. I'm not holding my breath for a commentary-loaded SE DVD.


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