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Jeffrey Pillars ...
DeGroot
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Grandpa
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Glenna (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
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Suey
Danny Keogh ...
Murzol
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Ship's Medic
Jeroen Kranenburg ...
Ross
Farouk Valley-Omar ...
Makaka
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Thurston (as André Jacobs)
David Müller ...
Boatswain
Rick Rogers ...
One-Eyed
Michael Müller ...
Big Pete
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A young boy with a habit of daydreaming discovers that reality has caught up with his imagination -- with a vengeance -- in this comedy-adventure for the whole family. Bobby (Seth Adkins) is an eight-year-old boy growing up on a remote community in the rural Midwest with his mother (Dee Wallace Stone) and grandfather (Charles Napier), who are struggling to keep the family farm afloat. With few friends and not much to do besides his chores, Bobby entertains himself by retreating into a world of fantasy, where he battles cowboys and spacemen and can always outsmart the bad guys. One day, the town looks as if it's about to be hit with a freak storm, as dark red clouds fill the sky, but it turns out that a portal in time has appeared in the atmosphere, and who should drop through but Jezebel Jack (Tim Curry), a swaggering pirate (or, as Jack prefers to put it, "an adventurer of independent means") from the 17th century. Bobby rescues Jack and gives him a place to stay in their house; the ... Written by Richard Canipe

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Never was a treasure so sought after, an adventure so unforgettable, a friendship so unexpected.


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Rated PG for adventure violence | See all certifications »

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Der Pirat aus der Vergangenheit  »

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In the store Bobby knocks off a video of Ernest in the Army (1998), which included eight actors, the director and producer of this movie. See more »

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Bobby: I'm tired of playing Buried Treasure. Let's play Walk The Plank.
Jezebel Jack: I assure you that game is no fun at all, Jim.
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wonderful fantasy film, especially for children
18 September 2004 | by (connecticut, usa) – See all my reviews

I love the film's analogy of the prairie of Nebraska with the sea.

It may not be such a great idea to equate the developers ability to manipulate the laws with that of a pirate to rob and steal, but if then again, if the shoe fits ~ children know truth when they see it.

I loved this movie. It was true to life but extremely creative, and empowering to children who have been abandoned by so called adults who indulge their sensations at the expense of extreme vulnerabilities of mothers and their children.


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