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

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Ari
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Sam
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Liam (as Bruce Martyn Payne)
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Pia
Buckley Norris ...
Dr. Weiss
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Rivkah
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Carlton
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Fireman
Byrne Piven ...
Rabbi Lichenstein
Ernie Lee Banks ...
Wee Willie
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Wisconsin Del
Bo Sharon ...
Cowboy Young 'Un
Daniel Ben Wilson ...
Indian Young 'Un
Jeff Silverman ...
Lawyer
William John Murphy ...
Neal (as William J. Murphy)
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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Originally intended for a theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ari: Would you like...
Sam: To fuck?
Ari: No, a drink.
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Features In Old Chicago (1937) See more »

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The Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Courtesy of Capitol Productions Music/Ole Georg
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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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