PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The town drunk is named Barnacle Bill, after a 19th century drinking song "Barnacle Bill the Sailor". There was a Popeye cartoon named Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935).
This is the most fun I've ever had and still been conscience.
The first time Olive comes up from under the water as she's fighting the octopus, she screams, "HELP! HELP!" but it is clear by her mouth movements she's simply gasping for air.
The closing credits scroll over a scene of Bluto swimming across the ocean.
NBC edited 8 minutes from this film for its 1984 network television premiere.
$6,310,520 14 December 1980