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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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Young romance on the high seas! See more »


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6 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Film o piratach  »

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The movie's main movie poster shows Christopher Atkins and Kristy McNichol wrapped-up together in a large black sack marked with the traditional pirates skull and crossbones emblem. Atkins is clearly not wearing a top and there is a suggestion that McNichol is completely topless behind the black sack, this imagery evoking the nudity and scant clothing of The Blue Lagoon (1980), Atkins' earlier box-office hit movie he appeared in with Brooke Shields. See more »

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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

Mabel: [to Pirate King] Is that a dagger in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
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Version of The Pirates of Penzance (1982) See more »

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Happy Ending
Performed by The Peter Cupples Band
Produced by David Hirschfelder, The Peter Cupples Band, Jim Barton
By Courtesy Astor Records
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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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