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The Pirates of Penzance (1980)

| Comedy, Musical | TV Movie
A young man named Frederick leaves the zany band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, but when the Pirate King turns up to call on an old debt, Frederick must ... See full summary »

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W.S. Gilbert (libretto)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... The Pirate King
G. Eugene Moose G. Eugene Moose ... Samuel - the Pirate King's lieutenant
Rex Smith ... Frederic
Patricia Routledge ... Ruth
Linda Ronstadt ... Mabel Stanley
Alice Playten ... Edith Stanley
Marcie Shaw Marcie Shaw ... Kate Stanley
Wendy Wolfe Wendy Wolfe ... Isabel Stanley
Alix Korey Alix Korey ... Soloist (Daughter) (as Alexandra Korey)
Robin Boudreau Robin Boudreau ... Daughter
Maria Guida Maria Guida ... Daughter
Nancy Heikin Nancy Heikin ... Daughter
Bonnie Simmons Bonnie Simmons ... Daughter
George Rose ... Major-General Stanley
Tony Azito Tony Azito ... The Sergeant
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A young man named Frederick leaves the zany band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, but when the Pirate King turns up to call on an old debt, Frederick must choose between the girl he loves and his sense of duty.

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Tony Azito, Gregory Hines was originally cast as the Sergeant of Police, but pulled out to replace Richard Pryor in History of the World: Part I (1981). See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

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The only thing wrong with this...
19 September 2012 | by ace-150See all my reviews

...is that I can't take a time machine back so that I can be there for this performance. The tape is technically sub-par, but it's not that bad. There's a bit of a machine hum for a few minutes and there's a little gargliness in part of the finale. But it's absolutely worth it. I'm a big fan of the film version, but it's like the difference between a blow-up doll and a live person. Patricia Routledge gives a great performance. And in the live show, you realize that Rex Smith has a HUGE voice. This performance is so lively, and the audience is having such a great time. I rented it and then promptly went to Amazon and bought it.


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