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The Pirate (1978)

An Israeli man, raised by a wealthy and powerful Arab, is put in charge of his country's vast oil fortunes. He comes into conflict with a fanatical terrorist group, headed by his daughter.

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writers:

Julius J. Epstein, Harold Robbins (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Baydr Al Fay
Anne Archer ... Jordana Mason
Olivia Hussey ... Leila
Ian McShane ... Rashid
Christopher Lee ... Samir Al Fay
Michael Constantine ... Yashir
James Franciscus ... Dick Carriage
Armand Assante ... Ahmed
Stuart Whitman ... Terry Sullivan
Eli Wallach ... Ben Ezra
Carol Bagdasarian Carol Bagdasarian ... Maryam
Jeff Corey ... Prince Feiyad
Marjorie Lord ... Mrs. Mason
Ferdy Mayne ... Jabir
Michael Pataki ... General Eshnev
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An Israeli man, raised by a wealthy and powerful Arab, is put in charge of his country's vast oil fortunes. He comes into conflict with a fanatical terrorist group, headed by his daughter.

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oil | middle east | based on novel | See All (3) »

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The sun-tanned beautiful women. The incredible kidnapping that sent shock-waves around the world. The fiery desert battle for the oil lands. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harold Robbins' The Pirate See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A real Gem for connoisseurs
3 January 2019 | by pietclausenSee all my reviews

I saw this TV movie in two parts many, many years ago. Fantastic story, well acted by well known actors in those days.

I have been longing to see it again, but no where can a copy be obtained, so our only hope is that a streaming company takes it up with the copyright owners for streaming to the public. Perhaps this is CBS, who broadcast it in 1978.

The synopsis of this movie goes much further than the basic description and comprises drama, a thriller, action, romance and war, to satisfy any lover of a good story. It was made with an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, the old fashioned TV size, but this does not spoil the contents one little bit. Many old movies doing their rounds on streaming are the same size, mostly in black and white. This one, however, is in color. How about it Netflix?


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