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The Pirate Movie (1982)


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Release Date: Aug 6, 1982 Wide



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An introverted girl who yearns for popularity (Kristy McNichol) attends a pirate festival in her seaside community, featuring a swordplay demo led by a curly haired hunk (Christopher Atkins). After selecting Mabel (McNichol) to participate in the act, the instructor invites her aboard his boat for a real ride on the high seas -- at which point a gaggle of her catty acquaintances latches on for the trip. Sent to get hamburgers for the outing, Mabel is "accidentally" left behind when one of her

Mar 22, 2005

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lurches from almost-unwatchable to so-awful-it's-fascinating. Next to this, even such notorious '80s epics as 'Grease 2' and 'Xanadu' look like high-class affairs.

August 30, 2005 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Atkins and McNichol are cute and engaging, but that's hardly enough to allow the viewer to overlook the various atrocities on display.

July 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Christopher Atkins is in it. I rest my case.

March 22, 2005 Full Review Source:

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A fun musical comedy based on a play, and it's also a teen movie, I really enjoyed it.
January 12, 2011

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It surpasses Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean on the fun-scale!
I'm fond of this great 80's teen pop movie with singing and dancing pirates, girls and policemen. It's cheesy, but good-spirited and fun.
Favorite Scene: When Mabel (Kristy McNichol) demands that everybody have a "Happy Ending".
February 12, 2010

Super Reviewer

Pretty cute pirate of penzance comedy musical. The jokes are really bad and so is everything else, i don't even know if your kids will like this. Actually I don't know of anyone who would like this but I did watch it all and didn't complain so it can't be too bad.
April 11, 2009

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