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
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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 »
The British and European release versions run approximately fourteen minutes shorter than the American version, almost completely eliminating Ray Walston's Pappy from the story, and rendering at least one subplot incomprehensible. See more »
He's Popeye the Sailor Man.He's Popeye the Sailor Man.This is the story of Popeye, the pipe smoking sailor who gets his strength from the spinach and talks funny.In this movie with real people in it our hero arrives in the seaside town Sweet Haven looking for his father.There he meets all these characters including the hamburger loving Wimpy, a mean pirate Bluto and the sweet Olive Oyl, who becomes the love of his life.The late great Robert Altman is behind Popeye from 1980.The movie captures the spirit of the comic very well.The comic was created by Elzie Crisler Segar in 1929.Robin Williams is a fantastic impersonator of Popeye.And then there's the legendary Ray Walston as Poopdeck Pappy.Shelley Duvall is wonderful as Olive Oyl.Paul L. Smith's brilliant as Bluto and so is Paul Dooley as Wimpy.There are also people like Linda Hunt (Mrs.Oxheart), Dennis Franz (Spike) and Robert Altman's grandson Wesley Ivan Hurt is Swee'pea.Popeye is filled with great musical numbers.This movie is a joyful ride into the world of Popeye.
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