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
Set sail for the musical comedy adventure of the summer!
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Did You Know?
Members of the cast extensively trained on a rope course for this movie. See more
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
By the way, was that a definite no back there?
Ruth, I don't want to hurt your feelings, but tell me honestly. Now, compared to other women, are you beautiful?
Oh, I've been told so.
Ah, but lately?
Yes, by Sam. 'Course, he was drunk.
Referenced in Serial Mom
The Modern Major General's Song
Written by W.S. Gilbert
(uncredited), Arthur Sullivan
(uncredited), Trevor Farrant
(uncredited) and Peter Sullivan
Performed by Bill Kerr
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