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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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Zack Snyder (screenplay), Alex Tse (screenplay)
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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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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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pirate | shark | sea | survival | despair | See All (91) »


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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: My raft had grown increasingly grotesque, reflecting my own transformation. Adrift, my darkest imaginings welled up unchecked, spilling from brain to heart like ink. Impossible to remove.
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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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TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER
11 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

I'm really glad that Tales from the Black Freighter was put into a medium that made me enjoy it. While it was my least favorite part of the comic, this is really a great cautionary tale/horror story. The animation is beautiful looking and matches the style perfectly. Gerard Butler's outrageous Scottish accent is perfect for something like an animated movie about a deranged Scottish sailor; who'd of thought? I also thought the retro "Under the Hood" tv special was really well done, especially for a glorified special feature. It really helps you get that sense of a believable world.


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Language:

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Release Date:

24 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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

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