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Yellowbeard (1983)

Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. He finds that his wife neglected to tell him that he now has a son, 20, and shame ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Chapman ... Yellowbeard
Peter Boyle ... Moon
Cheech Marin ... El Segundo (as Richard 'Cheech' Marin)
Tommy Chong ... El Nebuloso
Peter Cook ... Lord Lambourn
Marty Feldman ... Gilbert
Martin Hewitt ... Dan
Michael Hordern ... Dr. Gilpin
Eric Idle ... Commander Clement
Madeline Kahn ... Betty
James Mason ... Captain Hughes
John Cleese ... Blind Pew
Kenneth Mars ... Mr. Crisp and Verdugo
Spike Milligan ... Flunkie
Stacey Nelkin ... Triola
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Storyline

Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. He finds that his wife neglected to tell him that he now has a son, 20, and shame of shame, an intellectual. The British Navy, Yellowbeard, his son, and members of Yellowbeard's old crew all go after the treasure. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A Shipload of Laughs. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Loucas Aventuras de Barba Amarela, o Pirata See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,564,155, 26 June 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,300,000, 10 July 1983
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was inspired by Keith Moon, drummer of the Brit rock band The Who who was a personal friend of Graham Chapman. Moon wanted to play the Yellowbeard role but could not due to ailing health. (Moon passed away in 1978 about five years before this picture was made and released). Chapman once recalled that Moon lived like a pirate with his wild ways. The character in the movie called Moon played by Peter Boyle was named after him as a tribute. See more »

Goofs

When Dan embraces Yellowbeard and accidentally stabs him, the hilt of the dagger changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Dan: Father! We thought you were dead.
Yellowbeard: Us Yellowbeards are never more dangerous than when we're dead. How are you gettin' on pirating?
Dan: Um, well...
Yellowbeard: How many men have you killed so far?
Dan: One. Two, I think.
Yellowbeard: You think? You'll never kill anyone if you go around thinkin'.
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Crazy Credits

Toward the end of the credits there is a dedication to Marty Feldman (who died during the filming) that simply states "For Marty" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991) See more »

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Classicly overlooked gem
19 November 2006 | by ickyySee all my reviews

Such a great movie , with a killer cast so sadly overlooked! Chapman as Yellowbeard and Cleese as Blind Pew are both highlights of those guys work IMHO. Can't find it on DVD though! Sure it's a silly plot but it's the bit parts of all the different greats that make this one of my favorite Comedys of all time...GREATNESS!Marty Feldman was rarely better and Madeline Kahn. But Blind Pew and Yellowbeard definitely here are both just incredibly amazing parts.I just love this movie and sure hope it does come out on DVD at some point! It's weird in a way though because i do like Cheech and Chong but here i could have done without their efforts entirely..


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