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Pirates of the Great Salt Lake (2006)





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Two guys dream of becoming the scourge of the seven seas but have to settle for paddling around a shallow lake in this independent comedy. Kirk Redgrave (Kirby Heyborne) is a well-meaning but overly imaginative teenager growing in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. Determined to remake himself into someone exciting and dangerous, Kirk dons a pirate's hat, gets a rowboat, and begins calling himself Cap'n Kirk, the scallywag of the Great Salt Lake. While Kirk's mom, a strict Mormon widow, is mortified by her son's new hobby, Kirk soon finds a kindred spirit in Flint Weaver (Trenton James), a wholesome guy who wants to seem more dangerous in order to attract the attention of cute waitress Ruby (Emily Tyndall). However, the guys move one step closer to being real pirates when they find a map that will supposedly lead them to real buried treasure, though Drake, the owner of a neighborhood second-hand shop, is already looking for the spoils. Pirates of the Great Salt Lake was the first feature film from writer and director E.R. Nelson.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive content and violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nathan Phillips, E.R. Nelson, E. R. Nelson
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On DVD: Dec 9, 2008


Kirby Heyborne
as Kirk Redgrave
Trenton James
as Flint Weaver
Joyce Cohen
as Mrs. Redgrave
Steven Anderson
as Detective Anderson
Tomek Debowski
as Muslebound Guy
Scott Hanks
as Angry Tent Owner #1
Levi Larsen
as Cursed Zombie Pirate
Joshua Ligairi
as Magazine Pirate #1
Jerry McPhie
as Saint Peter
Caitlin E.J. Meyer
as Girl Scout #1
Modesty Blaise
as Girl Scout #2
Seth Packard
as Teen Drake
William Rowan Jr.
as Magazine Pirate #2
Rhett Willman
as Bad Biker Dude
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Critic Reviews for Pirates of the Great Salt Lake

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | August 28, 2008
Top Critic

A fun film with a quirky sense of humor. Enjoys poking fun at Pirates of the Caribbean and in my humble opinion, it's a better film too. Think Napoleon Dynamite.

Full Review… | September 26, 2006
Hollywood Report Card

... genial, campy and silly.

Full Review… | September 20, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Pirates of the Great Salt Lake


I'm still not sure how I feel about what I saw. It's a very similar reaction to what I had when I watched Brazil for the first...and second...time. I thought it was gonna be some sappy tale worthy of Lifetime. It was like expecting Mountain Dew and swallowing some gasoline. My gut reaction is to say it sucked and move on, but it won't let me. Maybe it's because I like pirate movies, I like treasure hunt movies and I love seafood. I just don't know, but I rate it higher than I probably should because it was just that strange. Tod, if you see this review, you need to see this movie.

Witty and ironic! Some rough patches that take a few viewings to understand, but definitely fresh and unique conceptually.

mallory v.
mallory vandercar

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this movie. It's quirkiness and absurdity (pirates in Utah?) just added to it's charm.

It has a cast of relative unknowns, but that didn't stop you from rooting for the pirates, or caring about the low-budget.

Take a chance, you won't regret it.

Steve C.
Steve Cohen

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