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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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3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Set sail for the musical comedy adventure of the summer! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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6 August 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Film o piratach  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

After Frederick shuts the Pirate King in the coffin and runs swords through it, the swords completely disappear from the coffin when Frederic lies down in it. See more »

Quotes

Ruth: By the way, was that a definite no back there?
Frederic: Ruth, I don't want to hurt your feelings, but tell me honestly. Now, compared to other women, are you beautiful?
Ruth: Oh, I've been told so.
Frederic: Ah, but lately?
Ruth: Yes, by Sam. 'Course, he was drunk.
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

The Modern Major General's Song
Written by W.S. Gilbert (uncredited), Arthur Sullivan (uncredited), Trevor Farrant (uncredited) and Peter Sullivan (uncredited)
Performed by Bill Kerr and chorus
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Long live the Pirate King!
23 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have also been watching this movie since I was in grade one! I fell in love with it, and so did all the females in the family! We have watched it way over 200 times, know all the words, and songs, and even the dance moves (heehee)! One time we had to bring it back to the videostore, after watching it non stop for 2 days, and we were wishing we kept it. So we were flipping channels, and what should appear? The (original)Pirates of Penzance!!! Now, almost 25 years later we introduced my 3 year old niece to it. She LOVES it! She has watched it at least 3 times a day over a 2 week period. She's learning the words and singing the songs...and just absolutely adores Happy Ending! So the tradition lives on....

For I am the Pirate King, I don't buy this orphan thing, we'll go away without dismay, but we'll be returning....

TED HAMILTON, WHERE ARE YOU?!!!??? LONG LIVE THE PIRATE KING!


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