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?
plays two characters in this movie, the Sergeant of Police and the Inspector. The Sergeant character is from the 'The Pirates Of Penzance' stage musical by Gilbert and Sullivan; his Inspector character was not so much a spoof or parody of Inspector Clouseau but virtually a mimic of Peter Sellers
' characterization of Clouseau. See more
When the Pirate King has his sword at Frederick's throat at the end of the library fight, the safety button on the tip is visible. See more
[Mabel comes in and finds Frederic laying in a coffin
Frederic, what are you doing?
My Frederic, hiding? It cannot be the lion-heart troubles at the coming conflict. My love - a wimp!
No, Mabel. A terrible disclosure's just been made.
Then zip it up!
Stand Up and Sing
Performed by Kool & The Gang
(as Kool and the Gang)
Produced by Eumir Deodato
By Courtesy Delite Records See more