The Pirate Movie (1982)

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 Stanleys' fortune from the Pirates (stolen 20 years ago). The Pirate King informs Frederic that since he was a Leap Year baby born on February 29, 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.
Genres:  AdventureComedyMusicalRomance
Actors:  Kristy McNicholChristopher AtkinsTed Hamilton
Directors:  Ken Annakin
Countries:  Australia
Writers:  W.S. GilbertTrevor Farrant
Runtime: 1h 38min
Release: 6 August 1982
IMDb: 5.4

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