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

Director:

James Goldstone

Writers:

Jeffrey Bloom, Paul Wheeler (story)
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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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A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

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Actor James Earl Jones was injured during principal photography when his leg got caught in a moving carriage wheel. His injuries though were slight and he was soon back at work. 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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A Hundred Years Ago
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Tom Clancy
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Fun Movie...Give it a Break!!!
4 April 2004 | by puterdudeSee all my reviews

I'm tired of Leonard Maltin and anyone else who panned this movie! I agree with 85-95% of what he usually reviews. HOWEVER, there are some movies you just gotta accept as fun, and disregard bad parts (like the whole Peter Boyle role--geez, they coulda gotten a better bad guy). Robert Shaw is a perfect pirate, and he and James Earl Jones made a great duo. The acrobatics / fencing / cannons is just a whole lot of action packed fun, with the HAHAHHAHA guy from the soda commercials and James Bond "Live and Let Die" movie. Beau Bridges' part is the perfect MASH / Frank Burns type; great for the other characters to make fun of. But, being a musician, what stood out to me is the music. Too bad they didn't use more Sound studio effects like reverb or chorusing, because the score is awesome. The cinematograpy is awesome, too; beautiful wide / panned shots of Jamaica and its mountains / coastline. Not the best movie to have your kids watch with you, as it gets suggestively racy in some parts, but, I'd put this in the same category of "almosts" like Remo Williams, Punisher, King Solomon's Mines (Richard Chamberlain / Sharon Stone). So, lighten up, get yer popcorn and Diet Coke, and have fun! Aye, Cap'n!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buccaneer See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Super 8-digest in 1 part)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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