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Desperate Voyage (1980)

Plummer plays a modern-day pirate who hijacks private yachts, steals the valuables on board, and sends the passengers to the bottom of the ocean. His captives on this voyage are Cliff Potts... See full summary »

Director:

Michael O'Herlihy

Writers:

Ray Kytle (book), Alvin Sapinsley
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Plummer ... Burrifous
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Banks ... Louis
Christine Belford
Glenn Deigan Glenn Deigan ... Beeman
Patrick O'Moore ... Howard
Lara Parker ... Grace
Cliff Potts Cliff Potts ... Vic
Nicholas Pryor ... Ralph
Michael Swan
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Plummer plays a modern-day pirate who hijacks private yachts, steals the valuables on board, and sends the passengers to the bottom of the ocean. His captives on this voyage are Cliff Potts, Christine Belford, Lara Parker and Nicholas Pryor, none of whom have any intention of being tossed into the briny. Written by Ørnås

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yacht | pirate | ocean | caribbean | rape | See All (13) »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Croisière en enfer See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Director Michael Herlihy's own classic sailboat was used as one of the on-camera boats. See more »

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Great 80's TV Movie Of The Week!
8 August 2006 | by parkrd58See all my reviews

This is a hard film to catch on the TV anymore. It was only released on video in the UK. The story is about modern day pirates terrorizing two couples on a large sailing sloop. Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Banks (as his demented nephew) are wonderful as the pirates. Christine Belford and Cliff Potts are only decent 80's TV actors, but they don't hurt the film's fast pace and exciting climax. Lara Parker (Dark Shadows) has one of her biggest film roles-- aside from Race With The Devil. She is just so beautiful and such an underrated actress. The entire film was shot at sea. Beautiful photography, Plummer, Banks and Parker make this 80's TV movie of the week a winner!


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