High Wind in Jamaica (1965)





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Based on a novel by Richard Hughes, this drama takes an unusual look at both seafaring pirates and the true nature of children. The Thorntons, a British family living in Jamaica, decide to pull up stakes and sail back to England after Frederick Thornton (Nigel Davenport) and his wife (Isabel Dean) decide that life in the Caribbean is having a negative effect on her children's sense of order and discipline. While returning home, their ship is attacked by Capt. Chavez (Anthony Quinn), who along … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure
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On DVD: Apr 20, 2004



as Capt. Chavez

as Mathias

as Dutch Captain

as Frederick Thornton

as Capt. Marpole

as Mrs. Thornton

as Margaret Fernandez

as Alberto

as The Dancer

as The Cook

as Capt. Guardia Civile

as Emily Thornton

as John Thornton

as Laura Thornton

as Rachel Thornton

as Edward Thornton
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
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Full Review… | May 10, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | November 25, 2003
Chicago Reader
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[It is] a criminally underappreciated movie that may be seen through the eyes of a child but is not scared to see the world as the cruel and confusing place it sometimes is.

Full Review… | June 25, 2012

What might have happened to the Lost Boys if they'd left Neverland and taken up with the pirates.

| November 24, 2003

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