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Yellowbeard (1983)

Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. He finds that his wife neglected to tell him that he now has a son, 20, and shame ... See full summary »

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Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. He finds that his wife neglected to tell him that he now has a son, 20, and shame of shame, an intellectual. The British Navy, Yellowbeard, his son, and members of Yellowbeard's old crew all go after the treasure. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A Shipload of Laughs. See more »


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24 June 1983 (USA)  »

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As Loucas Aventuras de Barba Amarela, o Pirata  »

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Trivia

According to the book "Yellowbeard: High jinks on the high seas", Sting wanted to play the lead role of Dan but Hollywood executives thought the picture was becoming too English and mandated an American actor be cast and in the end this was Martin Hewitt who once said, "Sting should have had my part. For crying out loud, I would have hired Sting over me any day." See more »

Goofs

When Dan embraces Yellowbeard and accidentally stabs him, the hilt of the dagger changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Captain Hughes: Wait a minute! What is that?
Gilbert: It's a crocodile, sir.
Captain Hughes: What's it for?
Gilbert: Well, um... each sailor is allowed, by tradition, a pet, sir.
Captain Hughes: One pet per sailor, parrots preferred.
Gilbert: Well, we like clubbed together, as it were, if you take my drift, sir.
Captain Hughes: That's bigger than three parrots.
Gilbert: Not if they're in cages, sir.
Captain Hughes: Open it up.
Gilbert: Open it up?
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Crazy Credits

Toward the end of the credits there is a dedication to Marty Feldman (who died during the filming) that simply states "For Marty" See more »

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Edited into Group Madness (1983) See more »

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generic rant from a fat middle-age white boy
13 May 2004 | by (Humble, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

A comedic romp featuring many of the old cast from Monty Python. in addition, Peter Cook of Beyond The Fringe fame. The film is not for the serious. A farce about a pirate and his treasure with his former first mate and the British Empire seeking to relieve him of it. Peter Cook steals the show with a fine portrayal of a clueless boozer who has a good heart and tries it really hard. I've been trying forever to find the film on DVD without success. Marty Feldman also has a fine role in the moviea and Cheech and Chong appear in secondary roles with humorous results. Graham Chapman stars as the title character with Eric Idle playing the Queen's representative from the Royal Navy.


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