In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.
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As a young child, Frederic had been apprenticed to a pirate by mistake when he should have been apprenticed to a pilot. Now, having reached his 21st year, Frederic's indentures are at last ... See full summary »
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A parody/homage to Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, The Pirate Movie is a comedy/musical utilizing both new songs and parodies from the original, as well as references to popular films of the time, including Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In your typical boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy fights girl with swords plot, the story revolves around Mabel, the youngest of Maj. Gen. Stanley's many daughters, and Frederic, an ex-Pirate of Penzance. They fall in love and proceed to retrieve the Stanley's fortune from the Pirates (stolen 20 years ago). The Pirate King informs Frederic that due to him being born on Feb. 29th (during a leap year), Frederic is still technically the King's apprentice. Frederic must then decide between duty and honor, the only good qualities the King taught him, and true love.Written by
Todd Kogutt: SCAVENGER
Interiors and exteriors of the Major General's home were shot at the Werribee Park Mansion, which was constructed in the 1870's and is actually an hour's drive away from the sea. From the 1920s to '70s, it functioned as a Catholic seminary, and a new wing erected during this era is now utilized as a hotel. See more »
After Mabel and Frederic climb aboard the pirate ship, he is soaking wet but somehow she is dry. See more »
[to Pirate King]
Is that a dagger in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
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Before the end credits roll, there are quick outtakes of Kristy McNichol (in a suit of armor) asking someone to take her chewing gum, which one crewman does and another where McNichol says into the camera "I just want to say that...it's not all sunglasses and autographs." with a smile before the visor covers her face. See more »
CBS edited 3 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »
My parents taped this movie off the TV when I was about 7 years old. We still had the Beta machine back then. I loved this movie and I watched it over and over and over again. I would watch it, rewind it and play it again until my family got so sick of it, they would come in and turn it off on me. I had it practically memorized, but after we got the VHS, I couldn't watch it anymore and I was so disappointed. I meant to transfer it onto a VHS, but I never have. I always thought it was a made-for-TV movie until I found it on this site. After I found it here, I immediately went and ordered the DVD because I was so excited. I'm not sure why it appealed to me so much as a kid, but I loved the corny jokes and the music was very catchy and upbeat. My brothers and I still break into a chorus of Tarantara every once in a while. Plus the movie has a little bit of everything - comedy, romance, adventure, drama. The reason I gave it an 8 rather than a 10 is because some parts of the movie are a little too cheesy, particularly the underwater scene.
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