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The Pirate Movie (1982)

The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up having to save his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.

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Ted Hamilton ...
Bill Kerr ...
Maggie Kirkpatrick ...
Ruth
Garry McDonald ...
Sergeant / Inspector
Chuck McKinney ...
Samuel
Marc Colombani ...
Dwarf Pirate
Linda Nagle ...
Kate Ferguson ...
Edith
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Kate
Cathrine Lynch ...
Isabel
John Alansu ...
Chinese Captain (as John Allansu)
Paul Graham ...
Pirate
Bernard Ledger ...
Pirate
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A parody/homage to Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, The Pirate Movie is a comedy/musical utilizing both new songs and parodies from the original, as well as references to popular films of the time, including Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In your typical boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy fights girl with swords plot, the story revolves around Mabel, the youngest of Maj. Gen. Stanley's many daughters, and Frederic, an ex-Pirate of Penzance. They fall in love and proceed to retrieve the Stanley's fortune from the Pirates (stolen 20 years ago). The Pirate King informs Frederic that due to him being born on Feb. 29th (during a leap year), Frederic is still technically the King's apprentice. Frederic must then decide between duty and honor, the only good qualities the King taught him, and true love. Written by Todd Kogutt: SCAVENGER

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A smooth sailing musical adventure! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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6 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Film o piratach  »

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Trivia

Members of the cast extensively trained on a rope course for this movie. See more »

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The film begins with Frederic celebrating his 21st birthday, later dating his actual birthday as February 29, 1856, which would make the present year 1877. However, Mabel later remarks that they were living in the 1880s. See more »

Quotes

Mabel: Frederic, these are the 1880s. You can't live your life by the outmoded conventions of a neo-imperialist society. Find your true center!
Frederic: What? You mean Zen piracy?
Mabel: [unlaces her shirt and pulls it down to show her corset] Frederic, have you ever worn a whalebone corset? Well no, we established that, didn't we? It chokes and strangles, Frederic! I won't be choked and strangled by someone else's dumb ideas of custom and duty!
[to stone statue]
Mabel: Would you Harry, would you?
[to Frederic]
Mabel: Never to know ...
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Connections

Version of The Pirates of Penzance (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

I Am A Pirate King
Written by W.S. Gilbert (uncredited), Arthur Sullivan (uncredited), Trevor Farrant (uncredited) and Peter Sullivan (uncredited)
Performed by Ted Hamilton and chorus
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Excellent Movie
19 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with the last review. I grew up watching this movie like every single weekend. I haven't seen it since I was really little and I bought the DVD just recently, and let me tell you it's better now then how it was then. I can't believe how much sexual content there was til I watched it. I watched it 4 times in a row last night, lol. I just couldn't get enough of their silly humor. I raved about how great this movie was to my friends, but I think the above reviewer is right in stating adults just watching it will not really like it as much as a kid. I found myself during the first time watching it in a long time just talking out loud the dialogue before a scene would happen. I also sang the songs when the movie wasn't on, lol, and caught how funny and great the songs really were.


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