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The Pirate Movie (1982)

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The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up having to save his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writers:

W.S. Gilbert (based on: The Pirates of Penzance) (as Gilbert), Trevor Farrant (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristy McNichol ... Mabel Stanley
Christopher Atkins ... Frederic
Ted Hamilton ... Pirate King
Bill Kerr ... Major General
Maggie Kirkpatrick Maggie Kirkpatrick ... Ruth
Garry McDonald Garry McDonald ... Sergeant / Inspector
Chuck McKinney Chuck McKinney ... Samuel
Marc Colombani Marc Colombani ... Dwarf Pirate
Linda Nagle Linda Nagle ... Aphrodite
Kate Ferguson Kate Ferguson ... Edith
Rhonda Burchmore ... Kate
Cathrine Lynch Cathrine Lynch ... Isabel
John Alansu John Alansu ... Chinese Captain (as John Allansu)
Paul Graham Paul Graham ... Pirate
Bernard Ledger Bernard Ledger ... Pirate
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Storyline

A parody/homage to Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, The Pirate Movie is a comedy/musical utilizing both new songs and parodies from the original, as well as references to popular films of the time, including Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In your typical boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy fights girl with swords plot, the story revolves around Mabel, the youngest of Maj. Gen. Stanley's many daughters, and Frederic, an ex-Pirate of Penzance. They fall in love and proceed to retrieve the Stanley's fortune from the Pirates (stolen 20 years ago). The Pirate King informs Frederic that due to him being born on Feb. 29th (during a leap year), Frederic is still technically the King's apprentice. Frederic must then decide between duty and honor, the only good qualities the King taught him, and true love. Written by Todd Kogutt: SCAVENGER

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Comedy, fantasy, romance and music! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pirate Movie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,528,133, 8 August 1982

Gross USA:

$7,983,086

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,983,086
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kristy McNichol wears extensions in this movie. See more »

Goofs

In the scene with Mabel and Frederic stripping before swimming out to the pirates' ship, Frederic is seen taking his shirt completely off. But in the following shot, his shirt is still half-way on. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant: [with heavy French accent] Name of the fugitive?
Mabel: [struggling to understand] Fyoog tiv?
Sergeant: [frustrated] Fugitive! F - U...
Mabel: Up yours, too, Froggy!... Oh! *Fugitive!* His name's Fredric - without a 'k.' And he's got a horse - I mean a nurse, her name's Ruth and... listen, why don't you just follow me to the castle?
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits roll, there are quick outtakes of Kristy McNichol (in a suit of armor) asking someone to take her chewing gum, which one crewman does and another where McNichol says into the camera "I just want to say that...it's not all sunglasses and autographs." with a smile before the visor covers her face. See more »

Alternate Versions

CBS edited 3 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Version of The Pirates of Penzance (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are the Pirates
Performed by Ian Mason
Produced by Ian Mason
by courtesy Hit City Productions
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Arrgh, an Ok film
29 February 2004 | by mighty_pickmanSee all my reviews

Arrgh me hearties, this is an OK movie about singing & dancing pirates.

The film keeps a fine pace when it involves the pirates, but struggles to keep an interest when there no salty old seadogs involved in the scene.

Ted Hamilton as the Pirate King, provides a performance that is reminiscent of Errol Flynn at his peak.

Most of the outdoor scenes were filmed at Werribee Mansion, a site that is one of the most commonly used in Australian TV & film.

Arrgh I give this little piccy 5/10, a good film for the youngens. Arrgh.


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