After serving two decades in prison, Yellowbeard (Graham Chapman) breaks out determined to recover the treasure that he buried so long ago, alongside his son, old crew, and the British Navy.

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Mel Damski
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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 (Graham Chapman), 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, twenty, 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 picture filled with public floggings, saucy tarts, looney lords, outrageousness, offensiveness, even a stuffed crocodile and sheep! [Australia Theatrical] See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

John Cleese called this movie "One of the six worst films made in the history of the world." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Yellowbeard: Alright, Dan, if you're my son, prove it. Kill this stupid old bugger!
Lord Lambourn: Hold your horses...
Dan: I can't kill him! He brought me up! Just like a father.
Yellowbeard: Oh, you mean he's beat ya and kicked ya and smashed ya in the teeth?
Lord Lambourn: Yes...
Dan: No!
Lord Lambourn: No.
Dan: He's been kind and gentle.
Yellowbeard: What kind of a father is that? Kill him!
Dan: No!
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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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generic rant from a fat middle-age white boy
13 May 2004 | by ElKabong-3See all my reviews

A comedic romp featuring many of the old cast from Monty Python. in addition, Peter Cook of Beyond The Fringe fame. The film is not for the serious. A farce about a pirate and his treasure with his former first mate and the British Empire seeking to relieve him of it. Peter Cook steals the show with a fine portrayal of a clueless boozer who has a good heart and tries it really hard. I've been trying forever to find the film on DVD without success. Marty Feldman also has a fine role in the moviea and Cheech and Chong appear in secondary roles with humorous results. Graham Chapman stars as the title character with Eric Idle playing the Queen's representative from the Royal Navy.


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Country:

UK | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yellowbeard See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,564,155, 26 June 1983

Gross USA:

$4,300,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,300,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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