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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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(operetta) (as William S. Gilbert),
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3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Maggie Kirkpatrick ...
Garry McDonald ...
Chuck McKinney ...
Marc Colombani ...
Linda Nagle ...
Aphrodite
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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PG | See all certifications »

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6 August 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Film o piratach  »

Box Office

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$2,528,133 (USA) (6 August 1982)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kristy McNichol sang in a movie prior to this, in The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981). See more »

Goofs

The trampoline Mabel uses to mount a horse from behind is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Frederic: Now, less than a hundred years ago, pirates used to really operate around here... raping and pillaging!
Mabel: God, I'd hate to be pillaged.
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Referenced in Maid of Honor (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Friends Who Plough The Sea
Written by W.S. Gilbert (uncredited), Arthur Sullivan (uncredited), Trevor Farrant (uncredited) and Peter Sullivan (uncredited)
Performed by Ted Hamilton and chorus
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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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