Pyrates (1991)

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Ari (Kevin Bacon) and Sam (Kyra Sedgwick), have incendiary sex a lot and burn down apartment blocks, wig-wams, etc...



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam (as Bruce Martyn Payne)
Buckley Norris ...
Dr. Weiss
Byrne Piven ...
Rabbi Lichenstein
Ernie Lee Banks ...
Wee Willie
Wisconsin Del
Bo Sharon ...
Cowboy Young 'Un
Daniel Ben Wilson ...
Indian Young 'Un
Jeff Silverman ...
William John Murphy ...
Neal (as William J. Murphy)


As soon as they meet Ari and Sam get into a pretty passionate - and combustible - relationship. Indeed, the scenes of their rendezvous often seem reminiscent of the Chicago Fire. But the course of true flaming lust never runs true, and as they try to handle their all-consuming passion their two best friends endlessly meet to compare notes on developments. Written by Jeremy Perkins <>

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

5 March 1992 (Germany)  »

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Ari & Sam  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally intended for a theatrical release. See more »


Hitler did not, as is stated in the film, graduate the arts academy; he wasn't even admitted. See more »


Liam: If you get a chubby, I will fucking kill you.
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References Batman (1966) See more »


Written by Andrew Inngs, Bobby Gillespie and Robert Young
Performed by Primal Scream
Published by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. and Incomplete Music
Courtesy of Warner Special Products
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Oddly appealing
28 April 2001 | by (Fukuoka, Japan) – See all my reviews

Pyrates is the kind of movie that would never be considered for an award. But it is not as bad as I expected. The concept is unusual, and the humor warped enough to keep you entertained. Yes, there are some slow spots but there are some extremely funny routines as well and overall it is oddly appealing. Definitely worth a check at the rental video shop.

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