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This colorful spoof of pirate movies had all the makings of a classic farce and yet sank straight to Davy Jones' locker at the box-office, for despite it's all-star international cast of famous comedians, and despite the fact that it was largely co-written by "Monty Python"-veteran Graham Chapman and former "Fringie" Peter Cook, the darned thing just wasn't funny. The sketches center around the core story of the dread pirate Yellowbeard's quest for a fabulous treasure, the map for which is tattooed on the head of his prissy son, who wants nothing to do with ships and pirate shenanigans. This was the final film of bug-eyed, beloved comedian Marty Feldman, who died of heart-failure before production finished. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Graham Chapman
as Yellowbeard
Peter Boyle
as Moon
Tommy Chong
as El Nebuloso
Eric Idle
as Cmdr. Clement
Peter Cook
as Lord Lambourn
John Cleese
as Harvey "Blind" Pew
Marty Feldman
as Gilbert
Martin Hewitt
as Dan
Michael Hordern
as Dr. Gilpin
Madeline Kahn
as Betty
James Mason
as Capt. Hughes
Susannah York
as Lady Churchill
David Bowie
as Henson
Cheech Marin
as El Segundo
Kenneth Mars
as Mr. Crisp and Verdugo
Spike Milligan
as Flunkie
Stacey Nelkin
as Triola
Nigel Planer
as Mansell
Beryl Reid
as Lady Lambourn
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne
as Mr. Beamish
John Francis
as Chaplain
Peter Bull
as Queen Anne
Bernard Fox
as Tarbuck
Ronald Lacey
as Man with parrot
Greta Blackburn
as Mr. Prostitute
Nigel Stock
as Admiral
Kenneth Danziger
as Mr. Martin
Monte Landis
as Prison Guard
Richard Wren
as Pirate
Bernard McKenna
as Askey
John Dair
as Big John
Carlos Romano
as Priest
Álvaro Carcaño
as Beggar
Leopoldo Frances
as Helmsman
David Bowie
as The Shark (uncredited)
David Bowie
as Henson
David Bowie
as The Shark (uncredited)
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne
as Mr. Beamish
Cheech Marin
as El Segundo
Álvaro Carcaño
as Beggar
Richard Wren
as Pirate
Spike Milligan
as Flunkie
Stacey Nelkin
as Triola
Beryl Reid
as Lady Lambourn
John Dair
as Big John
Monte Landis
as Prison Guard
Nigel Stock
as Admiral
Peter Bull
as Queen Anne
Ronald Lacey
as Man with parrot
Kenneth Danziger
as Mr. Martin
Kenneth Mars
as Mr. Crisp and Verdugo
Greta Blackburn
as Mr. Prostitute
Leopoldo Frances
as Helmsman
Bernard McKenna
as Askey
Nigel Planer
as Mansell
Carlos Romano
as Priest
Bernard Fox
as Tarbuck
John Francis
as Chaplain

Crew

Mel Damski
Director
Carter DeHaven III
Producer
Eric Idle
Screenwriter
John Cleese
Screenwriter
Graham Chapman
Screenwriter
Bernard McKenna
Screenwriter
Peter Cook
Screenwriter
Terry Gilliam
Screenwriter
Gerry Fisher
Cinematographer
Teresa Pecanins
Art Director
Jack Shampan
Art Director
John Daly
Executive Producer
Tim Hutchinson
Set Designer
Teresa Pecanins
Set Designer
Arthur Beavis
Special Effects
Clive Reed
First Assistant Director
Ted Morley
First Assistant Director
Buddy Van Horn
Stunts
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