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In this comedy, Peter Ustinov is the famous pirate's ghost that returns to our time. Blackbeard has been cursed by his last wife who was a notorious witch, so that he will never die. The only way to "break" the curse is to do (for once in his life) a good act. Is the famous pirate able to do something good?Written by
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In the film, track coach Steve Walker (Dean Jones) discovers the book of magic spells whereas in the film's source Ben Stahl novel of the same title the edition is found by two teenage boys. See more »
Wire visible when Blackbeard takes the bottle of rum from the motorcycle cop. See more »
This entertaining Disney comedy-fantasy drags at times, but its two major set pieces (the track championship and the final showdown) are worth watching. It's true that most of the film's dialogue passages are pretty tiresome, but it also has many clever visual gags, and some spectacular special effects. (**1/2)
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