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The Pirates of Penzance (1980)

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According to Tony Azito, Gregory Hines was originally cast as the Sergeant of Police, but pulled out to replace Richard Pryor in History of the World: Part I (1981). See more »

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very dated but great content ,superb singing
9 May 2003 | by (Manchester England) – See all my reviews

I have just watched this film for about the 20th time ,and I can assure you Ruth was played by Angela Lonsbury not Patricia Routlidge The one I watched I taped off the tv , all the other cast were the same. is this another version ?

many thanks T J Careless


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