The Pirate Movie (1982)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Musical


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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.


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  • Christopher Atkins in The Pirate Movie (1982)
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29 February 2004 | mighty_pickman
5
| Arrgh, an Ok film
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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Trivia

Joseph Papp's Broadway revival of the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta 'The Pirates Of Penzance' was an enormous success in 1981. When Universal Pictures announced plans to faithfully adapt the show as a film utilizing the Broadway cast, Fox hurriedly pushed the send-up that they had been developing into production in a successful attempt to beat Universal to the screen. Fox's "The Pirate Movie" was theatrically issued six months before Universal's The Pirates of Penzance (1983) was released. Both films were considered theatrical flops, but each went on to garner loyal cult followings due to heavy exposure on television and home video.


Quotes

Major-General: Man, I'm older than the Beatles, but I'm younger than the Rolling Stones!


Goofs

When Frederic's scuba-helmet fills with water, he's clearly separated from the water by a thin pane of glass in the front. The helmet's side windows have no sloshing water and it's not dripping from his face as he raises his head to take a breath.


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.


Alternate Versions

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


Soundtracks

Stand Up and Sing
Written by
J.T. Taylor (uncredited), Ronald Bell (uncredited) and Kool & The Gang (uncredited)
Performed by Kool & The Gang (as Kool and the Gang)
Produced by Eumir Deodato
By Courtesy Delite Records

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Genres

Adventure | Comedy | Musical | Romance

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