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The Pirate Movie (1982)

Carla Van Oven becomes an allied spy in Holland during WW2, although she is suspected of having cooperated with and taken help from the Nazis. Colonel Pieter Deventer of Dutch Intelligence agrees that she may train to join a team in the resistance movement. The team starts to suffer heavy losses after she has joined them. Is she a traitor?

Kristy McNichol ... Mabel
Christopher Atkins ... Frederic
Ted Hamilton ... The Pirate King
Bill Kerr ... Major-General
Maggie Kirkpatrick ... Ruth
Garry McDonald ... Sergeant / Inspector
Chuck McKinney ... Samuel
Marc Colombani ... Pencilstub
Linda Nagle ... Aphrodite
Kate Ferguson ... Edith
Rhonda Burchmore ... Kate
Cathrine Lynch ... Isabel
John Alansu ... Chinese Captain (as John Allansu)
Paul Graham ... Pirate

Director: Ken Annakin

Codecs: XVid / MP3

Cuties Chris Atkins and Kristy McNichol, he of the blonde curls and she of the blonde curls, star in this wacky version of the old chestnut, Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan.

Atkins plays Frederic the boy pirate who falls for McNichol's Mabel. He was 21 at the time, two years after starring in Blue Lagoon, yet he retained the perennial look of a fifteen year old teenager. McNichol was a famous star at the time, but this is her first role as a femme fatale, not as a tomboy.

This movie could be a musical version of Blue Lagoon. See Atkins and McNichol cavorting in the skimpiest of costumes designed to show their pretty legs and other bits. Surprise, both of these two cuties can sing, and even dance a bit!

The story is too well know to bear repeating. But there are a couple of wacky twists, in the best tradition of the British music halls. Except this movie is an Australian production!

Of course we get the model of the modern major-general (Bill Kerr) with his famous solo song. But we also get a light sabre from Star Wars. We get Inspector Closeau from Pink Panther with a hilarious word play on "pirate" and "parrot". We get a bit of Indiana Jones. And the stars make those asides which are British music hall tradition, stopping in mid-scene to address the audience.

There's lots of double entendre jokes, again another British music hall tradition, where simple words are used with a possible vulgar or sexual meaning. See Frederic at the mercy of the pirate's sword say "nuts". To which the pirate points his sword at Frederic's boy treasures and says "But you'd still have one left".

A jolly good movie. One for a cold winter's evening to warm the heart. Even the old Victorians would approve of this one.


My summary line is sort of strange, but gimme a chance to explain. As has been stated in a few of these comments, "The Pirate Movie" is a big cult movie. In terms of cult status, I'd certainly liken it to "Rocky Horror" or "Donnie Darko" -- not that it shares many common factors with either of those, just that there's this big audience that REALLY loves it. As with several other big flops from this era ("Midnight Madness," "Zapped!"), HBO is probably solely responsible for turning this into the cult phenomenon it is -- after all, they ran it endlessly in the early '80s.

But the real reason I felt it necessary to leave a comment is something that's barely been touched upon here. While many people have said, "I loved this when I was a kid," it's yet to be stated that this seems to be the key to loving the film. I saw it when I was a kid and loved it. I've shown it to kids, and they've loved it. However, the adults that I've shown it to (including several who usually go in for this type of film) hated it. My best friend watched it for the first time last night and, even though he's usually open to a movie like this, he griped all the way through it. His three year old son, however, was glued to the TV.

The saving grace for this film is that, while it IS technically a sex comedy, it's surprisingly innocent. A song called "Pumpin' and Blowin'" could very easily have been lewd and vulgar, but it's disguised as a bubblegum pop anthem (complete with animated characters). And that's the case with a lot of the jokes. While they're not squeaky-clean Disney fare from that era, it's all mainly innuendo, with nothing blatantly obvious: "You'll be hung," Kristy McNichol says, to which Ted Hamilton replies, "Oh I am -- and very well, thank you." How many kids are actually going to get that joke?

If you loved it as a kid, get the DVD and show it to your kids (though I'd avoid the dull director's commentary). If you have kids, show it to them.


Considered a B movie by most standards, I'd argue it's a nice and increasingly humorous adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance".

The cast features Christopher Atkins, just two years after his debut in Blue Lagoon with Brooke Shields, shamefully clad in underwear and a star-struck gaze. Kristy McNichol plays the role of the daughter of the Major General as well as the role of a protofeminist fighting for love and family in a full set of Arthurian armor no less (though she does wear considerably less from time to time).

No matter how much you'll enjoy the roles of our protagonists the award for best performance would have to go to Ted Hamilton. As Pirate King he swings from sails and walks the masts all the time luring your eyes back and forth between his expansive chest to his prominent and elaborately decorated codpiece.

The music is adapted and 80's-out from the original Gilbert and Sullivan score with a few additional songs thrown in. The dance sequences are colorful and charming. The costuming elaborate and suitably romanticized. The humor is endless and yes, almost exclusively about sex, but not usually so explicit as to clue in young children.

Enjoy this movie as the overboard charming flick it is meant to be.

# Ted Hamilton (The Pirate King) was also the executive producer.

# Ken Annakin was not the first choice for directing, but was brought in after production had already begun.

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