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Popeye (1980)

The adventures of the famous sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Director:

Robert Altman

Writers:

Jules Feiffer (screenplay), E.C. Segar (based on characters by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Popeye
Shelley Duvall ... Olive Oyl
Ray Walston ... Poopdeck Pappy
Paul Dooley ... Wimpy
Paul L. Smith ... Bluto
Richard Libertini ... Geezil
Donald Moffat ... The Taxman
MacIntyre Dixon MacIntyre Dixon ... Cole Oyl
Roberta Maxwell ... Nana Oyl
Donovan Scott ... Castor Oyl
Allan F. Nicholls ... Rough House (as Allan Nicholls)
Wesley Ivan Hurt ... Swee'pea
Bill Irwin ... Ham Gravy, the Old Boyfriend
Robert Fortier Robert Fortier ... Bill Barnacle, the Town Drunk
David McCharen David McCharen ... Harry Hotcash, the Gambler
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Storyline

Buff sailor man Popeye arrives in an awkward seaside town called Sweethaven. There he meets Wimpy, a hamburger-loving man; Olive Oyl, the soon-to-be love of his life; and Bluto, a huge, mean pirate who is out to make Sweethaven pay for no good reason. Popeye also discovers his long-lost Pappy in the middle of it all, so with a band of his new friends, Popeye heads off to stop Bluto, and he's got the power of spinach, which Popeye detests, to bust Bluto right in the mush. Watch as Popeye mops the floor with punks in a burger joint, stops a greedy taxman, takes down a champion boxer, and even finds abandoned baby Swee'pea. He's strong to the finish 'cause he eats his spinach. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Chock-full of hearty laughs for the entire family! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Popeye - Der Seemann mit dem harten Schlag See more »

Filming Locations:

Anchor Bay, Malta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$49,823,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Vistasonic

Color:

Color | Black and White (prologue)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Rough House roughnecks - Spike, Mort, Gozo, Bolo, Slug and Butch - are all named after various thugs Popeye encountered (and defeated) in the "Thimble Theater" comic strips. See more »

Goofs

The racing form that Wimpy puts back in his coat pocket winds up on the floor when Olive finds it and is later seen back in his hand (on the boat) while he's asking Sweet'pea about which horse to bet on. See more »

Quotes

Poopdeck Pappy: [to Popeye] I never seen anything like this before in me life, talking to your poor old father like that, you disobedient brat. You're spoiled. That's what you are, spoiled.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens and ends with the Sailor's Hornpipe, a famous nautical song. This song is heard as part of Popeye's theme song in the opening, then is heard in its full form at the film's ending. See more »

Alternate Versions

A recent television version is altered in at least one way. Bluto's song "I'm Mean" is eliminated from the soundtrack as he trashes the Oyls' family home waiting for Olive Oyl. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Punch-Drunk Love (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

He's Large
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Shelley Duvall and Chorus
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wonderful!
10 April 1999 | by aicramSee all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorites. It is both over the top and subtle. There is so much going on...that you can watch it many times and see something new each time. The acting, the sets, the costumes and most of all Harry Nielsen's music, give so many layers to this underrated movie. Shelley Duval's song, He's Large, is such a gem. She can say nothing positive about her beau...much as she tries and wants to impress her friends...except that...he is large!


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