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The River Pirates (1988)

Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood (original title)
A timeless story of a boy's adventures growing up in a small Southern town, Yazoo City in the 1940s during World War II, roaming with his friends, playing practical jokes, and getting into trouble.

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Percy
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Gennie James ...
Rivers Applewhite
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Spit
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Bubba
Kevin Joseph ...
Henjie
Ben Wylie ...
Billy
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Robert E. Lee
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Buster
Dixie K. Wade ...
Mamie
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Mrs. Morris
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Aunt Sue
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The Hag
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A timeless story of a boy's adventures growing up in a small Southern town, Yazoo City in the 1940s during World War II, roaming with his friends, playing practical jokes, and getting into trouble.

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Willie and his friends found the adventure of a lifetime searching for...


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11 November 1988 (USA)  »

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The film was also known as "The River Pirates". See more »

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Mr. Morris: [adolescent Willie Morris is beginning to contemplate the mystery of girls, when his father notices him in front of the bathroom mirror one day] What are you doin' gettin' all slicked up for?
Willie: [nervous] N-nothin' special, Daddy. Just goin' crawdad-huntin' with Spit 'n...
Mr. Morris: [with gentle understanding, he interrupts his son] Mmm-hmmm. Spit likes to see you with your hair combed, does he? Put a dab of that cologne on, too, so's you smell real good for Spit.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there is a caption that reads: "Anne Ramsey 1927 - 1988. This was to be Anne's last film. All of us in the cast and crew are saddened by her death... and are very honored to have worked with this outstanding actress." Anne Ramsey passed away after production was completed on the film. See more »

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Great film all-round.
16 May 2001 | by (Kimberling City, MO.) – See all my reviews

I think the first time I saw this movie, I was close to eight years old. It was on the disney channel and I didn't see it again until I was nineteen. This one was really well made for a kids' movie. The acting, directing, story, and script were all excellent. Having grown up in the delta myself, I really appreciate the authenticity that went into the whole thing. I really liked Ann Ramsey (the Goonies) as "the hag" and Richard Farnsworth ("the Grey Fox", "the Straight Story") was also great as Willie's grandfather.

Personally, I think that anyone who sees this movie will like it. It's a great coming of age story and it has really stuck in my memory.


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