PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
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.
Christopher Atkins had never sung professionally and underwent extensive vocal coaching. Although he was credited in the film and on the soundtrack/singles, his singing voice was dubbed by screenwriter Trevor Farrant - though no one in the production bothered to inform Atkins. In a 2001 interview with The Pirate Movie Page, Atkins remarked, "I don't sing well in the shower! Thank God for machines. The can make a dog sing!"
I'm sorry! I didn't mean to deflower you!
When the Pirate King has his sword at Frederick's throat at the end of the library fight, the safety button on the tip is visible.
This is the first film to have the longer version of the 1981 20th Century Fox logo, but the fanfare was re-orchestrated as conducted by Alfred Newman's son Lionel. The longer version will continued in other films until 1994, the shorter version of the logo will also continue to use this until 1993.
CBS edited 3 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere.
$2,528,133 8 August 1982