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Blackbeard (2006)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Drama
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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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A story that looks into the fabled life of Edward Teach, aka "Blackbeard," the 18th century pirate.



Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Umbers ...
 Sally Dunbar
Danny Midwinter ...
 Elias Ransom
 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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Box Office


$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 »


During the opening credits, a map of the British Isles appears on screen. The sparsely labeled map lists only a handful of major cities and locations. One prominent label lists Wales, but is placed over southwest England (Cornwall and Devonshire). The actual location of Wales is unlabeled. 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 Raging Mad Sea Dog or Fawning Puppy (2006) See more »

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Very poor production values
8 September 2006 | by (Glasgow) – See all my reviews

I sat down to watch this show in the hope of some good entertainment. I was very disappointed. The design elements of the show are paper thin. The costumes are all pristine, the boats look like they are just out of the boatyard and these must me the cleanest pirates I have ever seen. Very poor. I was hoping for something from the direction but unfortunately this has been shot like an episode of Dallas. I dread to think how much money was wasted on this when there are fantastic scripts waiting to be made for a fraction of the cost. An obvious attempt to hang onto the coat tails of Pirates of the Caribean and pick up the scraps but it even fails in this attempt.

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