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Tales of the Black Freighter (2009)

A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gerard Butler ... The Sea Captain (voice)
Jared Harris ... Ridley (voice)
Lori Tritel Lori Tritel ... Sea Captain's Wife (voice)
Siobhan Flynn ... Sea Captain's Daughter (voice)
Salli Saffioti ... Sea Captain's Daughter (voice)
Cam Clarke ... Money Lender (voice)
Bridget Hoffman ... Woman (voice)
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Storyline

A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.

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Plot Keywords:

pirate | shark | sea | survival | despair | See All (91) »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent and grisly images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Originally intended to be featured within the Watchmen (2009) film, but was removed from the theatrical version once the time span of the film began pushing 3 hours. However, it can be found as intended in "The Ultimate Cut" version of the movie, which is 3hrs 35mins long. See more »

Quotes

The Sea Captain: How had I reached this appalling position with love, only love, as my guide? The money lender floated at my feet. Noble intentions had led me to atrocity. The righteous anger fueling my ingenious awful scheme was but delusion. Where was my error?
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Connections

Edited into Watchmen (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Pirate Jenny
Written by Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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well made
20 November 2019 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

I do not know the graphic novel. But the mix of Edgar Allan Poe and Odiseus story works in fine way. In same measure the voice of Gerald Butler and the dark animation. The surrealism of story is another good point. So, a not bad exploration of the surviving ways and high price.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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