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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 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 »
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the book that Major Folly (Beau Bridges) was reading in the carriage was "British Military Executions: Their Rules and Regulations". 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

Jane Barnet: [turning around to see the Captain] How long have you been sitting there?
Lynch: A very long time.
Jane Barnet: [laughs softly] You move quietly.
Lynch: Yes, girl, I do.
Jane Barnet: It's natural among thieves.
Lynch: Beg your pardon, Ma'am. I'm not a thief. I'm a pirate and good to be called one.
Jane Barnet: Will you give me back what you stole from my family?
Lynch: No.
Jane Barnet: Then, sir, you are a thief!
Lynch: [after a pause] As you please.
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Soundtracks

A Hundred Years Ago
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Tom Clancy
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Enjoyable farce
10 May 2000 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

The reviewer of this film in Leonard Maltin's Guide called this a bomb. While it is not the greatest movie of all time, there are definitely enough moments that make the movie worth watching. It's probably Beau Bridges' best work, Avery Schrieber is wonderful, Geoffrey Holder is stupendous and to top it off, James Earl Jones is in the movie! That alone makes it not a bomb in my book. It's a fun, mindless movie that I found delightful.


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