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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Popeye
... Olive Oyl
... Poopdeck Pappy
... Wimpy
... Bluto
... Geezil
... The Taxman
MacIntyre Dixon ... Cole Oyl
... Nana Oyl
... Castor Oyl
... Rough House (as Allan Nicholls)
... Swee'pea
... Ham Gravy, the Old Boyfriend
Robert Fortier ... Bill Barnacle, the Town Drunk
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'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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Haves a happy holiday wit me an' Olive! 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

Richard Libertini and Donald Moffat later appeared in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). See more »

Goofs

As per the info in the trivia section of this film, the make up and appliances for Popeye's massive forearms were not ready. So in some scenes, especially the boxing match, if you look at the inside of his forearms, you can see that they are merely flesh colored pads tied over Robin Williams' arms (the strings are visible). See more »

Quotes

Wimpy: [Wimpy is serving as referee in a boxing match between Oxblood Oxheart and Castor Oyl] Gentlemen, you know the rules - there *are* no rules. This is a fight to the finish. The first man who's dead loses.
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Crazy Credits

The film begins in black-and-white, showing a vintage Paramount logo and the opening credits for the 1930s Paramount-Fleischer Studios Popeye cartoons. However, an animated Popeye appears and sees this is the wrong opening. The movie then cuts to full color, and the opening credits continue. See more »


Soundtracks

He's Large
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Shelley Duvall and Chorus
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"I ain't no physicist, but I knows what matters."
13 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

There are two movies I have seen in which every line is good and that I can watch dozens of times without becoming the slightest bit bored. Those are The Big Lebowski and Popeye. I just saw Popeye recently for the first time in about twelve years and I can still recite it line for line from when I was a kid. I must have watched it fifty times (It was my babysitter). After I recently watched it, it was on again later that night and I watched it all the way through again. It's a fantastic movie and I'm blown away that the user rating is so low.


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