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Swashbuckler about the adventures of pirate Jean Lafitte after he helped save New Orleans from a British invasion during the War of 1812.
French pirate Jean Lafitte led a crew of privateers and smugglers around New Orleans, Louisiana. He also was involved in the slave trade. During the War of 1812, the British asked for his help in an attack on New Orleans but he revealed their plans to the Americans. During the Battle of New Orleans, in late 1814, Lafitte was in charge of U.S. artillery. After the war, Lafitte returned to piracy and established his headquarters at Galveston, Texas. When he scuttled an American merchant ship in 1820, his headquarters were raided and destroyed. He continued his pirate raids on the Spanish high seas until he disappeared in 1825.
In the movie, Galveston Island is presented as hilly and wooded. Until a seawall was built about 1910, Galveston Island was basically a flat sandbar. Even today, no place on the Island is more than 15 feet above sea level.