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The Pirate Movie (1982)

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

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Mabel
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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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6 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Christopher Atkins' hair was permed for this movie. His hair is naturally straight. 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

Major-General: Damn cheek! With women leading our armies we'll never have a good war again.
Mabel: So true! So true.
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Spoofs The Pink Panther (1963) See more »

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Tarantara
Performed by Garry McDonald and chorus
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Great fun!
21 June 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This is not a "deep" movie by any stretch of the imagination (and it never pretends to be that), but it was the first and one of the very few movies that I saw on video, rewound and saw again immediately. I then bought the video (also a first for me at the time!) and saw it again several times since it never fails to cheer me up. I think that Christy McNichol was absolutely great. She seriously outplayed Christopher Atkins. Most of the songs are great, especially the cheeky one that Christy sings on the boat. Frankly, I cannot understand for a moment why this movie did badly. It is just an immensely enjoyable, lighthearted, upbeat movie!


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