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Although the title evokes a swashbuckling adventure, Roman Polanski's Pirates tuns out to be a seagoing tale with a bit of a difference. Captain Red (Walter Matthau) runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor (Cris Campion). One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his inventiveness, he raises the crew to mutiny, takes over the ship, and kidnaps the daughter of the governor of Maracaibo (Charlotte Lewis, soon to co-star in The Golden Child opposite Eddie Murphy). The question is, can he keep this pace up? ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:July 18, 1986

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Pierre Guffroy Best Production Design 1986 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Anthony Powell Best Costumes 1986 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Anthony Powell Best Costume Design 1986 Nominee

Cast

Walter Matthau
as Capt. Thomas Bartholomew Red
Damien Thomas
as Don Alfonso
Richard Pearson
as Padre
Cris Campion
as Frog
Charlotte Lewis
as Dolores
Olu Jacobs
as Boumako
David Kelly
as Surgeon
Roy Kinnear
as Dutch
Bill Fraser
as Governor
Jose Santamaria
as Master at Arms
Anthony Peck
as Spanish Officer
Georges Trillat
as Pockmarked Sailor
Michael Elphick
as Sentry
Wladyslaw Komar
as Jesus
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne
as Capt. Linares
Carole Fredericks
as Surprise
Georges Montillier
as Duenna
Antonio Spoletini
as Palace Guard
Bernard Musson
as Passenger
Robert Dorning
as Commander of Marines
Denis Fontayne
as Sailor
Luc Jamati
as Pepito Gonzalez
Smilja Mihailovitch
as New Duenna
Anthony Dawson
as Spanish Officer
Sydney Bromley
as Drooler
John Gill
as Carpenter
Brian Maxine
as Boatswain
Eugeniusz Priwieziencew
as Hunchback
Daniel Emilfork
as Hendrik
Josine Comelas
as Passenger's Wife
Richard Dieux
as Spanish Officer
Cardew Robinson
as Lawyer
David Foxxe
as Cook
Angelo Casadei
as Sentry
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
as Moonhead
Raouf Ben Amor
as Armoury Guard
Ian Dury
as Meat Hook
Bill Stewart
as Ginge
Emilio Fernández
as Angelito
Jacques Maury
as Spanish Officer

Crew

Roman Polanski
Director
Mark Lombardo
Producer
Thom Mount
Producer
Tarak Ben Ammar
Producer
John Brownjohn
Screenwriter
Gérard Brach
Screenwriter
Roman Polanski
Screenwriter
Philippe Sarde
Composer (Music Score)
Hervé de Luze
Editor
Pierre Guffroy
Production Designer
Joanna Johnston
Costume Designer
Anthony Powell
Costume Designer
Antonio Corridori
Special Effects
Franco Ragusa
Special Effects
Richard Graydon
Stunts
William Hobbs
Choreography
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