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A latter-day attempt to update the swordplay success of Errol Flynn movies, this film is part burlesque, part homage to old-fashioned pirate films. James Earl Jones and Robert Shaw play Nick Debrett and Ned Lynch, two pirates who save a noblewoman, Jane Barnet (Geneviève Bujold), and take her to Jamaica. They find that their friends have been taken captive by a ruthless dictator -- Peter Boyle plays the foppish villain Lord Durant with an over-the-top swagger. Debrett and Lynch set out to rescue their friends and overthrow the perverted tyrant. Beau Bridges plays Major Folly, a fancy-dressing Scarlet Pimpernel sort. A young Anjelica Huston has a minor part as a nameless woman. There is plenty of swordplay, blood, slapstick, and cleavage, all directed by James Goldstone in a frenzied fashion. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi


Robert Shaw
as Ned Lynch
James Earl Jones
as Nick Debrett
Peter Boyle
as Lord Durant
Geneviève Bujold
as Jane Barnet
Beau Bridges
as Maj. Folly
Anjelica Huston
as Woman of Dark Visage
Geoffrey Holder
as Cudjo
Avery Schreiber
as Polonski
Bernard Behrens
as Sir James Barnet
Dorothy Tristan
as Alice
Kip Niven
as Willard
Robert Ruth
as Bearded Pirate
Manuel DePina
as Barnet Servant
Harry Basch
as Banana Man
Jon Cedar
as Pirate Gun Captain
Diana Chesney
as Landlady
Louisa Horton
as Lady Barnet
Sid Haig
as Bald Pirate
Kabir Bedi
Tom Lacy
as Chaplain
Alfie Wise
as Sailor


James Goldstone
William S. Gilmore
Elliott Kastner
Paul Wheeler
Screen Story
Jeffrey Bloom
Philip H. Lathrop
John Addison
Composer (Music Score)
Burton Miller
Costume Designer
Peter Bogart
First Assistant Director
Geoffrey Holder
Buddy Van Horn
Stunts Coordinator