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(1986)

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Opening film at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.
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Roman Polanski conceived this film several years before he actually made it. He had hoped to cast Jack Nicholson as Captain Red, and himself as The Frog.
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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.
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Timothy Dalton was to play the part of Don Alfonso de la Torre before definitively backing out to make himself more available for the next James Bond film.
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Damien Thomas was cast at short notice replacing an actor who pulled out.
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One of a number of pirate movies made between the mid 1970s and mid 1990s which were a flop at the box-office. The films include Pirates (1987), Yellowbeard (1983), Swashbuckler (1976), Nate and Hayes (1983), The Pirate Movie (1982) and Cutthroat Island (1995).
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Rob Lowe auditioned for the role of The Frog.
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To this day, this film marks the end of close collaboration of director Roman Polanski and composer Philippe Sarde.
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