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Popeye (1980)

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

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Rough House (as Allan Nicholls)
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Bill Barnacle, the Town Drunk
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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's 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 butt Bluto right in the mush. Watch as Popeye mops the floor with punks in a burger joint, stops a greedy tax man, 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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Blow me down! It's comink for Chrustmas! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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12 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Popeye - Der Seemann mit dem harten Schlag  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul L. Smith and Linda Hunt later starred in "Dune". See more »

Goofs

When Popeye is hit in the stomach by Oxblood Oxheart after Oxblood accidentally knocks out his mother, Popeye went rolling backwards, but in the next shot he's rolling forwards into the ropes. See more »

Quotes

Olive Oyl: I think it's a conspiracy. Why would they manufacture deliberate ugliness unless they wanted me to look ugly? We find that out, we find out everything.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits scroll over a scene of Bluto swimming across the ocean. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (1999) See more »

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He's Large
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Music and Lyrics by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Shelley Duvall and Chorus
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A tragically underrated film, Popeye is actually quite brilliant!
10 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

I remember when Altman released Popeye and it was slammed by most critics and ignored by the public. It deserves much better than that though!

Fantastic set design, great acting, high production values, strangely off kilter tunes, and just general all around weirdness make Popeye one of my favorites. Brilliantly twisted and twistedly brilliant.

Disagree? Oh well, whatever....."I yam what I yam and I likes what I likes!"


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