TV Movie | | Animation, Fantasy
A mysterious old sailor arrives in Grey Rocks, Nova Scotia and meets a young boy and mother whom he offers to help for his own reasons.
Donald Sutherland, who voices Captain Charles Johnson, spent his teenage years in Nova Scotia where the story of Pirate's Passage is located. Sutherland, who is also co-writer and co-producer of the movie, moved to Bridgewater, Nova Scotia at age 12. He has said of the making of the movie: "It's a way to bring back Nova Scotia in my mind and my heart."
The movie is set in the fictional town of Grey Rocks in the year 1952. That particular year Sutherland worked his first part-time job as an announcer for local radio station CKBW in Bridgewater.
Captain Charles Johnson:
Jim Hawkins: Jim, sir.
Captain Charles Johnson: Jim, is it? Damn me. Trick of the light. It's your eyes, lad. You got the eyes of a boy I knew once upon a time. Thought I was seeing his ghost, 'cause I see ghosts from time to time. Happens to fellows who sail alone at sea. Do you...
A ship's flag waves in the direction the ship is moving. The reason for this is because the wind that fills the sails pushing the ship forward also pushes the flag in the same direction.