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Pirate's Passage (2015)

A mysterious old sailor arrives in Grey Rocks, Nova Scotia and meets a young boy and mother whom he offers to help for his own reasons.


William Gilkerson (novel), Brad Peyton | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Captain Charles Johnson (voice)
Gage Munroe ... Jim Hawkins (voice)
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Kerstin Hawkins (voice)
Megan Follows ... Meg O'Leary (voice)
Kim Coates ... Roy Moehner (voice)
Colm Feore ... Corporal Robin Hawkins (voice)
Gordon Pinsent ... Harry Freelove (voice)
Paul Gross ... Calico Jack (voice)
Rossif Sutherland ... Klaus Moehner / Sailor #1 / Passenger (voice)
Terry Haig Terry Haig ... Mr. Herkes / Helmsman (voice)
Paul Giurgeu ... Todd Moehner (voice)
Kristina Nicoll ... Mona Moehner (voice)
Jenna Warren ... Jenny (voice)
Kristin Booth ... Mussy Oikle / Shirley (voice)
Rafferty Blumberg ... James Hargreaves (voice)


In 1950s Grey Rocks, Nova Scotia, a mysterious old seadog named Captain Charles Johnson comes to port and takes up residence in the inn of Kerstin Hawkins and her son, Jim. Once there, young Jim realizes that there is far more to that old sailor than meets the eye as Johnson offers to help on a school project about pirates in the region in ways Jim never imagined. Along the way, Capt. Johnson learns of the threat that a modern day pirate, the rapacious Mr. Moehner, poses and offers to help with that as well. All the while, that old sailor has his own business in that small town with a more direct link to its past that only Jim knows is possible. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Donald Sutherland, who voices Captain Charles Johnson, spent his teenage years in Nova Scotia where the story of Pirate's Passage is located. Sutherland, who is also co-writer and co-producer of the movie, moved to Bridgewater, Nova Scotia at age 12. He has said of the making of the movie: "It's a way to bring back Nova Scotia in my mind and my heart."

The movie is set in the fictional town of Grey Rocks in the year 1952. That particular year Sutherland worked his first part-time job as an announcer for local radio station CKBW in Bridgewater. See more »


A ship's flag waves in the direction the ship is moving. The reason for this is because the wind that fills the sails pushing the ship forward also pushes the flag in the same direction. See more »


Captain Charles Johnson: I'll have to be quick to catch her.
James Hargreaves: Catch her? Why? That's his ship.
Captain Charles Johnson: Aye, it is, and he runs it rough shard over our Earth for his profit, showing no concerns for the plight of man. He needs a comeuppance, James, him up there, him and his ilk. There's no room for those pitiless "gentlemen" in this life, lad. They have their law. I have mine. He'll pay for what he takes. What is, is. Mark me. What is, is.
Captain Charles Johnson: [Charles brings James back from their excursion] Skedaddle, now.
[Tosses James a bag of money]
James Hargreaves: [...]
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Shiver me timbers - this Pirate film be arrrr'ful! Walk the plank! Yo ho ho!
5 June 2018 | by RussHogSee all my reviews

This movie started off with a lot of promise. The animation is lovely at times. But the movie is really really dreadfully slow. It's just this old guy who kinda has these whimsical comments to this kid - and I guess they sorta go back in time or something and see some pirate stuff? Mostly the film is a close up of the Donald Sutherland character. Then there is this business tycoon is like a real life pirate but he's not a pirate he's just some guy? I dunno. I fell asleep.

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20 October 2018 (Estonia) See more »

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Le passage du pirate See more »

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