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Pirates (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  18 July 1986 (USA)
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The adventures of pirate Captain Red and his first mate Frog.

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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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Storyline

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)

Gross:

$1,641,825 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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As of 2002 the ship "Neptune" from the movie is anchored in the harbor of the Italian city of Genoa (near the "Molo Vecchio"). It has been made a museum and can be visited. 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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Excellent dark pirate adventure/comedy
12 February 2003 | by (Indianapolis, IN) – See all my reviews

Pirate movies are few and far between. Its hard to get people to buy off on a script containing ~40 minutes of "Arrrr" and "Aye Matie".

However, Pirates is just a great fun romp through being a nasty, dirty, pirate. This is one of Walter Matthau's best roles. He literally becomes Captain Red. At no moment do you associate this man w/ any of this other roles.

Too many jokes and gags to list, but not a comedy in the traditional sense. It is an adventure first with humor thrown in.

Less of a comedy and more adventure than Yellowbeard. Darker, deeper, better, and less glitzy than Cutthroat Island. All around, a great classic pirate movie and virtually defines the genre.


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