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Yellowbeard (1983)

After serving two decades in prison, Yellowbeard (Graham Chapman) breaks out determined to recover the treasure that he buried so long ago, alongside his son, old crew, and the British Navy.

Director:

Mel Damski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Chapman ... Yellowbeard
Peter Boyle ... Moon
Cheech Marin ... El Segundo (as Richard 'Cheech' Marin)
Tommy Chong ... El Nebuloso
Peter Cook ... Lord Lambourn
Marty Feldman ... Gilbert
Martin Hewitt ... Dan
Michael Hordern ... Dr. Gilpin
Eric Idle ... Commander Clement
Madeline Kahn ... Betty
James Mason ... Captain Hughes
John Cleese ... Blind Pew
Kenneth Mars ... Mr. Crisp and Verdugo
Spike Milligan ... Flunkie
Stacey Nelkin ... Triola
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Storyline

Yellowbeard (Graham Chapman), 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, twenty, and shame of shame, an intellectual. The British Navy, Yellowbeard, his son, and members of Yellowbeard's old crew, all go after the treasure. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A picture filled with public floggings, saucy tarts, looney lords, outrageousness, offensiveness, even a stuffed crocodile and sheep! [Australia Theatrical] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Loucas Aventuras de Barba Amarela, o Pirata See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,564,155, 26 June 1983

Gross USA:

$4,300,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,300,000
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

El Nebuloso (Tommy Chong) is referred to by a variety of titles through the movie, by El Segundo (Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin) and Señor Verdugo ("Mr. Executioner" in Spanish - Kenneth Mars). First, El Segundo: "Mi Capitan," "Your Blessed Rectitude", and "Your Holy Ruthlessness." Then by Vergudo: "Your Barbarity," "Your Severity," "Your Vapidity," "Your Severity" (again), "Your Outrageousness," "Your Ferocity," "Your Blizzard of the Wrong," "Your Acute Horrendousness," and "Your Blind Stupidity." Then finally by El Segundo again, "Your Assholiness", "Your Vehemence,", "Your Barbarity," "Your Offensiveness," "Your Molestation," "Your Monstrosity," "O Berserk One," "O Mindless Slaughterer," and "Your Arrogance." See more »

Goofs

When Dan embraces Yellowbeard and accidentally stabs him, the hilt of the dagger changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[Betty throws a book Dan had been reading on the floor]
Betty: Read, read, read, read! Let me tell you something - last time I read a book, I was raped. Let THAT be a lesson to you.
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Crazy Credits

Toward the end of the credits there is a dedication to Marty Feldman (who died during the filming) that simply states "For Marty" See more »

Connections

Spoofs Treasure Island (1950) See more »

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generic rant from a fat middle-age white boy
13 May 2004 | by ElKabong-3See all my reviews

A comedic romp featuring many of the old cast from Monty Python. in addition, Peter Cook of Beyond The Fringe fame. The film is not for the serious. A farce about a pirate and his treasure with his former first mate and the British Empire seeking to relieve him of it. Peter Cook steals the show with a fine portrayal of a clueless boozer who has a good heart and tries it really hard. I've been trying forever to find the film on DVD without success. Marty Feldman also has a fine role in the moviea and Cheech and Chong appear in secondary roles with humorous results. Graham Chapman stars as the title character with Eric Idle playing the Queen's representative from the Royal Navy.


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