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The Pirate Movie (1982)

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The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up having to save his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writers:

W.S. Gilbert (operetta) (as William S. Gilbert), Trevor Farrant
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristy McNichol ... Mabel Stanley
Christopher Atkins ... Frederic
Ted Hamilton ... Pirate King
Bill Kerr ... Major General
Maggie Kirkpatrick Maggie Kirkpatrick ... Ruth
Garry McDonald Garry McDonald ... Sergeant / Inspector
Chuck McKinney Chuck McKinney ... Samuel
Marc Colombani Marc Colombani ... Dwarf Pirate
Linda Nagle Linda Nagle ... Aphrodite
Kate Ferguson Kate Ferguson ... Edith
Rhonda Burchmore ... Kate
Cathrine Lynch Cathrine Lynch ... Isabel
John Alansu John Alansu ... Chinese Captain (as John Allansu)
Paul Graham Paul Graham ... Pirate
Bernard Ledger Bernard Ledger ... Pirate
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Storyline

A parody/homage to Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, The Pirate Movie is a comedy/musical utilizing both new songs and parodies from the original, as well as references to popular films of the time, including Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In your typical boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy fights girl with swords plot, the story revolves around Mabel, the youngest of Maj. Gen. Stanley's many daughters, and Frederic, an ex-Pirate of Penzance. They fall in love and proceed to retrieve the Stanley's fortune from the Pirates (stolen 20 years ago). The Pirate King informs Frederic that due to him being born on Feb. 29th (during a leap year), Frederic is still technically the King's apprentice. Frederic must then decide between duty and honor, the only good qualities the King taught him, and true love. Written by Todd Kogutt: SCAVENGER

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Buckle Your Swash and Jolly Your Roger for the Funniest Rock 'N Rollickin' Adventure Ever! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los piratas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,528,133, 6 August 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,983,086, 31 December 1982
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Christopher Atkins had never sung professionally and underwent extensive vocal coaching. Although he was credited in the film and on the soundtrack/singles, his singing voice was dubbed by screenwriter Trevor Farrant - though no one in the production bothered to inform Atkins. In a 2001 interview with The Pirate Movie Page, Atkins remarked, "I don't sing well in the shower! Thank God for machines. The can make a dog sing!" See more »

Goofs

When Frederic's scuba-helmet fills with water, he's clearly separated from the water by a thin pane of glass in the front. The helmet's side windows have no sloshing water and it's not dripping from his face as he raises his head to take a breath. See more »

Quotes

Frederic: Now, less than a hundred years ago, pirates used to really operate around here... raping and pillaging!
Mabel: God, I'd hate to be pillaged.
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Alternate Versions

CBS edited 3 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Version of The Pirates of Penzance (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Modern Major General's Song
Written by W.S. Gilbert (uncredited), Arthur Sullivan (uncredited), Trevor Farrant (uncredited) and Peter Sullivan (uncredited)
Performed by Bill Kerr and chorus
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Arrgh, an Ok film
29 February 2004 | by mighty_pickmanSee all my reviews

Arrgh me hearties, this is an OK movie about singing & dancing pirates.

The film keeps a fine pace when it involves the pirates, but struggles to keep an interest when there no salty old seadogs involved in the scene.

Ted Hamilton as the Pirate King, provides a performance that is reminiscent of Errol Flynn at his peak.

Most of the outdoor scenes were filmed at Werribee Mansion, a site that is one of the most commonly used in Australian TV & film.

Arrgh I give this little piccy 5/10, a good film for the youngens. Arrgh.


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