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Time Out says

Rollicking is the word the publicity people grab for when trying to sell a tedious piece of period-comic trash like this pirate spoof. Here it signifies the embarrassing sight of three generations of British comedy - Fringe to Python to Comic Strip - gritting their teeth through a series of gags in the meekest of bad taste, about sheep-shagging, cowflop, and big tits (Madeline Kahn in the Barbara Windsor parts), accompanied by token Americans to make it more acceptable to people in Idaho wondering why the accents are so weird. The script, for which Chapman and Cook must bear some responsibility, is a three-minute Python skit bloated out to feature length, involving buried treasure, revenge, and machinations close to the throne. Depressing stuff.
Written by KJ

Release Details

  • Duration:101 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Mel Damski
  • Screenwriter:Graham Chapman, Peter Cook, Bernard McKenna
  • Cast:
    • Graham Chapman
    • Peter Boyle
    • Richard 'Cheech' Marin
    • Tommy Chong
    • Marty Feldman
    • Peter Cook
    • Martin Hewitt
    • Michael Hordern
    • Eric Idle
    • Madeline Kahn
    • James Mason
    • John Cleese
    • Spike Milligan
    • Nigel Planer
    • Susannah York
    • Beryl Reid
    • David Bowie
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