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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
The trampoline Mabel uses to mount a horse from behind is clearly visible. See more »
[with heavy French accent]
Name of the fugitive?
[struggling to understand]
Fugitive! F - U...
Up yours, too, Froggy!... Oh! *Fugitive!* His name's Fredric - without a 'k.' And he's got a horse - I mean a nurse, her name's Ruth and... listen, why don't you just follow me to the castle?
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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 »
Don't waste your time - Rent "Pirates of Penzance" Instead
I found "The Pirate Movie" to be a terrible movie. The lyrics were "dumbed down" (one example I remember: "hypocritical" substituted for "sanctimonious" in the "Pirate King's Song", the jokes were inane (I remember the collective audience groan when Frederick was told to "use the force" to recover the sword!) and the added songs were embarrassments (The contrived sexual innuendo of "Pumping and Blowing" was excruciating to watch!).
Instead, I STRONGLY recommend you rent "The Pirates of Penzance", starring Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt. It is a funny and fairly faithful adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan original. It is a MUCH BETTER movie. "The Pirate Movie" was a spoof of the operetta. There was really no reason to parody "the Pirates of Penzance" since it is hilarious in the first place. In this version, Kline steals the show as the "Pirate King". He is fabulously funny!!! Angela Lansbury's "Ruth" adds to the fun. Linda Rondstat shows off her versatile voice and gets into the silly spirit of Gilbert and Sullivan. Rex Smith, though not on a par with Kline, Lanxbury and Ronstadt, is an adequate Frederick (certainly better than Christopher Atkins in this mutt).
Parodies of classics can be excellent. This one wasn't. Don't waste your time.
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