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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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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, 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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Taglines:

Swashbucklers, pirates, public floggings, saucy tarts, beggars, queens, & jolly rogers. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

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

John Cleese had played a pirate in a Pigs in Space sketch in The Muppet Show (1976) (TV Series). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Captain Hughes: Is there anyone here who does not want to serve in Her Majesty's Navy?
[Crewmember raises his hand, Captain Hughes shoots him]
Captain Hughes: Now, is there anyone else here who does not want to serve in Her Majesty's Navy?
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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 Group Madness (1983) See more »

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27 February 2004 | by KeepinThe600sAliveSee all my reviews

You may not agree with me, but I absolutely loved this movie. How often can you see this many stars in a movie involving royalty being raped? When you put together Monty Python members (who are excellent), many American comedians, pansies with maps on their scalps, a dirty prisoner who likes jail better than his ex, David Bowie as a human torture shark (with a 10 second cameo), Cheech and Chong, the father from Everybody Loves Raymond (and countless other CBS comedies), and many other amazing roles. I'm very sad to see that the only place you can get a hold of this tape except for waiting for 5 years for a request at Blockbuster (Yes, I requested it in 1995 and didn't receive the tape until 2002) or off of Amazon/E-Bay used (for no less than $35). Bascially, you can't beat Monty Python meets Cheech and Chong comedy.


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