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Captain Jack (1999)

 |  Drama  |  28 May 1999 (UK)
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An eccentric seaman puts together an equally eccentric crew with the idea of sailing from northern England to the Artic along the path of Captain Scoresby, a 1791 sea captain.

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A sea captain with a vessel not deemed sea worthy by the ship inspectors assembles a motley crew to sail along the path of Captain Scoresby, a sea captain who sailed from Whitby in northern England to the Arctic in 1791. His crew includes bickering sisters, an Australian hitchhiker who is hiding from his girl friends, and the seaman's confidante who runs a local trailer park. Putting the ship to sea, the group is pursued by the authorities. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Well shiver me timbers and throw me scuppers overboard
25 February 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

An obsessive sea captain sets sail for the arctic with a most unlikely crew of landlubbing misfits. They had many adventures, mishaps, and verbal sparring matches along the way, but the most troubling thing of all was the Brit government was after them. They were chased much of the way by Her Majesty's air force, coast guard, navy, and a pompous bureaucrat. All because the captain's boat didn't square away with seagoing rules and regs. Wonder what this chase cost the government? Good picture.


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