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Popeye (1980)

The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

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Cast

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Rough House (as Allan Nicholls)
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Bill Barnacle, the Town Drunk
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Harry Hotcash, the Gambler
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Storyline

Buff sailor-man Popeye arrives in an awkward seaside town called Sweethaven. There he meets Wimpy, a hamburger-loving man; Olive Oyl, the soon-to-be love of his life; and Bluto, a huge, mean pirate who's out to make Sweethaven pay for no good reason. Popeye also discovers his long-lost Pappy in the middle of it all, so with a band of his new friends, Popeye heads off to stop Bluto, and he's got the power of spinach, which Popeye detests, to butt Bluto right in the mush. Watch as Popeye mops the floor with punks in a burger joint, stops a greedy tax man, takes down a champion boxer, and even finds abandoned baby Swee'pea. He's strong to the finish 'cause he eats his spinach! Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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The sailor man with the spinach can! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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12 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Popeye - Der Seemann mit dem harten Schlag  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$49,823,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,000,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie won Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 3rd Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1980. See more »

Goofs

Just before Pappy starts singing "It's Not Easy Bein' Me" his pipe is in his mouth, then after he starts singing the pipe disappears, then near the end of the song when he's tied up it's in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Popeye: Bluto. Even though you're bigger than me, you can't win, 'cause you're bad, and the good always wins over the bad.
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Crazy Credits

There is a statement in the closing credits: "Our gratitude to an international crew whose artistry helped to bring Sweethaven and the world of Popeye to life." See more »

Connections

Featured in Pioneers of Television: Robin Williams Remembered (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Everything Is Food
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(aka "Food, Food, Food")
Music and Lyrics by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Larry Pisoni, Carlo Pellegrini, Susan Kingsley, Michael Christensen, Ray Cooper, Noel Parenti, Karen McCormick, and John E. Bristol
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A tragically underrated film, Popeye is actually quite brilliant!
10 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

I remember when Altman released Popeye and it was slammed by most critics and ignored by the public. It deserves much better than that though!

Fantastic set design, great acting, high production values, strangely off kilter tunes, and just general all around weirdness make Popeye one of my favorites. Brilliantly twisted and twistedly brilliant.

Disagree? Oh well, whatever....."I yam what I yam and I likes what I likes!"


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