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
Young romance on the high seas!
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Did You Know?
According to 'A Gilbert and Sullivan Discography', "This send-up of The Pirates of Penzance was clearly inspired by the success of Papp's Pirates on Broadway." See more
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
Oh I love you. I'll always love you, come what may.
"Come what may"? We'll all be murdered in our beds come what may.
Well run. For God's sake run!
Death before dishonor. Besides, have you tried running in one of these things? It's a real bitch.
Version of The Pirates of Penzance
I Am A Pirate King
Written by W.S. Gilbert
(uncredited), Arthur Sullivan
(uncredited), Trevor Farrant
(uncredited) and Peter Sullivan
Performed by Ted Hamilton
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