Blackbeard (2006)

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In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Umbers ...
 Sally Dunbar
Danny Midwinter ...
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 Dr. Peter Bruce
Jasper Britton ...
 William Howard
 Joseph Prescott
Robert Willox ...
 Snake Leavitt
 Enoch Sanborn
 Moses Hobbs


In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation has become legend. Now, for the first time, comes the true story of pirate Edward Teach, the man who terrorized the seas. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Pirate, rogue... adventurer.


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Release Date:

17 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Barba Negra  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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(DVD) | (2 parts)

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1.78 : 1
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The town of New Providence is in the Bahamas Islands. See more »


Gardiner's Island, traditional repository of Capt. Kidd's treasure, is not, as shown in this movie, in the Bahamas, but on the east end of Long Island, in the present state of New York. And Blackbeard's last battle and death didn't occur in the tropics, but off the coast of North Carolina. See more »


Israel Hands: Hey! Show yourself!
Lt. Robert Maynard: Is there a problem gentlemen?
Snake Leavitt: You've been watchin' things you aint got no business watchin'!
Lt. Robert Maynard: Well, I can assure you there is only one thing I've been watching and that's a bottle of gin. Would you be so kind as to spare me a drink?
Israel Hands: He's empty. You'd best be coming with us then.
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Referenced in Yo-Ho-Ho and Shooting a Gun (2006) See more »

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Film does not focus on the life of Blackbeard
30 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on the descriptions appearing on the front and back cover of the movie case, one would expect this movie to chronicle the life and times of Blackbeard. Instead the movie focuses more on a fictional love story than the historical figure for which it is titled.

Blackbeard's more notable conquests and actions are not even eluded to. One would think given 169 minutes they might have squeezed in a little something more. His reputation with no specifics is only referenced.

This film unfortunately is primarily focused on a fictional love story. There are far more elements of fiction than fact in this film.

In short, much like judging a book by it's cover, do not buy/view this movie based on it's box.

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