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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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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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Musical high seas adventure for the young and old! See more »


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6 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Film o piratach  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,528,133, 6 August 1982, Wide Release

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$7,983,086, 31 December 1982
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'Kjell Nilsson', who plays the very muscular pirate, played the character of Lord Humongous, leader of the desert bikers, one year earlier in the movie _The Road Warrior (1981)_. See more »

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Medals on Major General's uniform are from WWII era. See more »

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[Mabel comes in and finds Frederic laying in a coffin]
Mabel: Frederic, what are you doing?
Frederic: Oh, hiding.
Mabel: My Frederic, hiding? It cannot be the lion-heart troubles at the coming conflict. My love - a wimp!
Frederic: No, Mabel. A terrible disclosure's just been made.
Mabel: Then zip it up!
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How Can I Live Without Her
Written by Terry Britten (uncredited) and Sue Shifrin (uncredited)
Performed by Christopher Atkins
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Wonderful, but a bit cheesy
27 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

My parents taped this movie off the TV when I was about 7 years old. We still had the Beta machine back then. I loved this movie and I watched it over and over and over again. I would watch it, rewind it and play it again until my family got so sick of it, they would come in and turn it off on me. I had it practically memorized, but after we got the VHS, I couldn't watch it anymore and I was so disappointed. I meant to transfer it onto a VHS, but I never have. I always thought it was a made-for-TV movie until I found it on this site. After I found it here, I immediately went and ordered the DVD because I was so excited. I'm not sure why it appealed to me so much as a kid, but I loved the corny jokes and the music was very catchy and upbeat. My brothers and I still break into a chorus of Tarantara every once in a while. Plus the movie has a little bit of everything - comedy, romance, adventure, drama. The reason I gave it an 8 rather than a 10 is because some parts of the movie are a little too cheesy, particularly the underwater scene.


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