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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,641,825 (USA)
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Damien Thomas was cast at short notice replacing an actor who pulled out. See more »

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Captain Linares: Why was I born a Spaniard and not an Aztec? Why, Padre, are there never answers to the questions that truly matter? Why?
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Walter Matthau's Captain Red leaves a lasting impression
24 June 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Roman Polanski's Pirates, starring Walter Matthau as the avaricious Captain Red, is an absolutely hilarious comedy/adventure. The cast of characters is varied and interesting and the sets appear very authentic. The movie contains excellent dialogue, good swashbuckling choreography and plenty of physical humour which borders on the bawdy at times. The story is simple and dynamic and is completely driven by the characters.

I like this movie for its characters. Each one's desires become the focus of fanatical efforts. Throw in some fascinating (though often exaggerated) character quirks, and the cast makes this movie. The rough, oafish Captain Red desires gold. The handsome, quiet Frog desires Dolores. The stiff, foppish Don Alfonso desires power. In the end, who will get what he desires? Most assuredly not EVERYONE.

I only have ONE favorite movie and this is it. I know it is not for everyone (my wife hates it). However, for Matthau fans, or fans of the historical genre, this movie is a fun night out with plenty of laughs. I recommend it strongly.


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