Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure…
Release Year: 1983
Rating: 5.7/10 (4,002 voted)
Stars: Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle, Cheech Marin
Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. He finds that his wife neglected to tell him that he now has a son, 20, and shame of shame, an intellectual. The British Navy, Yellowbeard, his son, and members of Yellowbeard's old crew all go after the treasure.
Writers: Graham Chapman, Peter Cook
(as Richard 'Cheech' Marin)
Lord Percy Lambourn
Harvey 'Blind' Pew
Mr. Crisp and Verdugo
(as Stacey Nelkin)
A Shipload of Laughs.
Release Date: 24 June 1983
Filming Locations: Mexico
Opening Weekend: $1,564,155
(26 June 1983)
(10 July 1983)
Did You Know?
The last full length feature of Spike Milligan.
[after kicking the Flower girl down a flight of cellar stairs]
A good big 'un'll beat a bad little 'un every time.
One of my all time favourites. I would have given it 10 out of 10, but
that just doesn't seem right and – to be honest – I suspect the
filmmakers would agree with me on that one. It's not a movie that tries
to be good – in terms of actual quality…if you see what I mean – it
just works absolutely beautifully.
Graham Chapman is magnificent as always, John Cleese is the best Blind
Pugh character I've ever seen and the story is a joy to be a part of.
Taking a more pirate-oriented look at the Treasure Island tale, this
movie wantonly stumbles from scene to scene without ever apologising
for itself; which I find hugely refreshing. It is laugh out loud funny
in parts and just plain good fun in all the others.
Don't listen to the naysayers – this is brilliantly bad and it's well
aware of the fact. Don't go see it if you're looking for Oscar worthy
stuff, because it is a world away from that. It's low-down, dirty,
well-written nonsense of the highest calibre.