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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 ... 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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Yellowbeard is based on and is a parody of the infamous, murderous real-life pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Teach. Blackbeard wove hemp into his hair, and lit it to frighten his prey, as Yellowbeard does in the film. Also, Teach was known for murdering the target ships' crew in horrific ways if the ship resisted in any way. See more »

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

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Yellowbeard: With your head on my shoulders we could wreck civilization!
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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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Spoofs Treasure Island (1950) See more »

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Outstanding movie...
7 February 2006 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

One of my all time favourites. I would have given it 10 out of 10, but that just doesn't seem right and - to be honest - I suspect the filmmakers would agree with me on that one. It's not a movie that tries to be good - in terms of actual quality...if you see what I mean - it just works absolutely beautifully.

Graham Chapman is magnificent as always, John Cleese is the best Blind Pugh character I've ever seen and the story is a joy to be a part of. Taking a more pirate-oriented look at the Treasure Island tale, this movie wantonly stumbles from scene to scene without ever apologising for itself; which I find hugely refreshing. It is laugh out loud funny in parts and just plain good fun in all the others.

Don't listen to the naysayers - this is brilliantly bad and it's well aware of the fact. Don't go see it if you're looking for Oscar worthy stuff, because it is a world away from that. It's low-down, dirty, well-written nonsense of the highest calibre.


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