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Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor. One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cris Campion ...
The Frog - Jean-Baptiste
Damien Thomas ...
Don Alfonso de la Torré
Olu Jacobs ...
Ferdy Mayne ...
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Surgeon
Tony Peck ...
Spanish Officer (as Anthony Peck)
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Spanish Officer
Richard Dieux ...
Spanish Officer
Jacques Maury ...
Spanish Officer
José Santamaría ...
Master at Arms (as Jose Santamaría)
Robert Dorning ...
Commander of Marines
Luc Jamati ...
Pepito Gonzalez
Emilio Fernandez ...
Angelito (as Emilio Fernandez)
Wladyslaw Komar ...
Jesus (as Wladislaw Komar)
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Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor. One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his inventiveness, he raises the crew to mutiny, takes over the ship, and kidnaps the niece of the governor of Maracaibo. The question is, can he keep this pace up? Written by Anonymous

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18 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Piratas  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,641,825 (USA)
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To this day, this film marks the end of close collaboration of director Roman Polanski and composer Philippe Sarde. See more »

Quotes

Captain Thomas Bartholomew Red: Holy poker! You son of a double-eyed whore from the reeking gutters of Rotterdam!
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Matthau is Superb! One of Polanskis most underestimated movie.
31 May 2004 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Watch this movie. Walther Matthaus acting is quite superb. People are talking about Pirates of the Carribean these days, and Depps performance, which is also quite funny but it is my opinion that Matthau personifies that which Depp (tries to) plays in PotC. Matthau is the perfect old-school pirate drunkard and simply hilarious. As an extra notable performance is Frog (Cris Campion) playing a french retard which falls in love with the fair Maria-Dolores. This Polanski film is a gem. I cant call it the best pirate movie ever made because i haven't seen them all, but i can tell you that its the best I've seen yet, and i suspect that it will stay that way. Its just a shame that it never got the credits that it deserved.

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