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Swashbuckler (1976)

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A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

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James Goldstone

Writers:

Jeffrey Bloom, Paul Wheeler (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Shaw ... Ned Lynch
James Earl Jones ... Nick Debrett
Peter Boyle ... Lord Durant
Geneviève Bujold ... Jane Barnet
Beau Bridges ... Major Folly
Geoffrey Holder ... Cudjo
Avery Schreiber ... Polonski
Tom Clancy Tom Clancy ... Mr. Moonbeam
Anjelica Huston ... Woman of Dark Visage
Bernard Behrens ... Sir James Barnet
Dorothy Tristan ... Alice
Mark Baker Mark Baker ... Lute Player
Kip Niven ... Willard Culverwell
Tom Fitzsimmons ... Corporal
Louisa Horton Louisa Horton ... Lady Barnet
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Storyline

A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

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The Grandest Pirate Movie Ever Made See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buccaneer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Super 8-digest in 1 part)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Released in 1976, Swashbuckler (1976) was the first of back-to-back sea films for actor Robert Shaw whose next picture would be The Deep (1977) in 1977, these being two of the final films of Shaw. Moreover, Shaw starred in sea movies in three consecutive years, the first having been in Jaws (1975) in 1975. See more »

Goofs

When Nick and Ned are having their limerick competition, Nick uses the word 'Khaki'. This word is from the Hindustani language and only entered in the English language in the 1840s, through the British Army in India. Given 'Swashbuckler' is set in the 1700s, he could not have known the word. See more »

Quotes

Chaplain: [Referring to Nick, who is about to be hanged] Has he lived a religious life?
Major Folly: No matter. He shall have a Christian death!
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Soundtracks

A Hundred Years Ago
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Traditional
Arranged by Tom Clancy
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Surprisingly Fun! Not Citizen Kane, but def worth a look!
23 December 2002 | by jbar19See all my reviews

I really like this movie. It's a movie confection. It's not to be taken too seriously. It has a lot of well known actors (when they were young!) , beautiful scenery, good guys, bad guys and tons of action. There is one stunt where they ride a stagecoach off a cliff into the ocean that is outstanding even by today's standards.

I originally saw this movie in the theatre when I was about 13 years old. I recently rewatched it a few times just to see if my opinion would change. It didn't. This is a good one.

Plus, seeing a young Peter Boyle and a young, trim James Earl Jones is funny! You can't help but chuckle.

I give this one 7.5/8 stars out of 10.


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