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In 1717, Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard is sent to the West Indies on a secret mission to destroy notorious pirate ship The Queen Anne's Revenge and its crew.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Angus Macfadyen ...  Blackbeard 3 episodes, 2006
Mark Umbers ...  Lt. Robert Maynard 3 episodes, 2006
Richard Chamberlain ...  Gov. Charles Eden 3 episodes, 2006
Jessica Chastain ...  Charlotte Ormand 3 episodes, 2006
Stacy Keach ...  Capt. Benjamin Hornigold 3 episodes, 2006
Rachel Ward ...  Sally Dunbar 3 episodes, 2006
Anthony Green ...  Israel Hands 3 episodes, 2006
Danny Midwinter Danny Midwinter ...  Elias Ransom 3 episodes, 2006
Bill Fellows ...  Dr. Peter Bruce 3 episodes, 2006
Jasper Britton Jasper Britton ...  William Howard 3 episodes, 2006
Jake Curran ...  Joseph Prescott 3 episodes, 2006
Robert Willox Robert Willox ...  Snake Leavitt 3 episodes, 2006
Patrick Regis ...  Thatch 3 episodes, 2006
Alan Shearman ...  Enoch Sanborn 3 episodes, 2006
Niko Nicotera ...  Moses Hobbs 3 episodes, 2006
Christopher Clyde-Green Christopher Clyde-Green ...  Caesar 3 episodes, 2006
Dom Hetrakul Dom Hetrakul ...  Seng 3 episodes, 2006
Nicholas Farrell ...  Tobias Knight 3 episodes, 2006
Nigel Terry ...  Calico Billy 3 episodes, 2006
Steven Elder ...  Lt. Jack Spector 3 episodes, 2006
Wendy Mae Brown Wendy Mae Brown ...  Lulu 3 episodes, 2006
Paul Brightwell Paul Brightwell ...  Capt. Ellis Brand 3 episodes, 2006
Andrew Smith Andrew Smith ...  Benjamin Dow 3 episodes, 2006
Stuart Lounton Stuart Lounton ...  Cordingly 3 episodes, 2006
Ken Forge Ken Forge ...  Phillips 3 episodes, 2006
Marion Valtas Marion Valtas ...  Maddy 3 episodes, 2006
Greg Jorgensen Greg Jorgensen ...  Panhandler 3 episodes, 2006
Jonathan Samson Jonathan Samson ...  Woodward 3 episodes, 2006
David Winters ...  Silas Bridges 3 episodes, 2006
James Moody James Moody ...  Two-Face Askin 3 episodes, 2006
David Ismalone David Ismalone ...  Capt. Jean D'Ocier 3 episodes, 2006
Jake Anthony Jake Anthony ...  Minister 3 episodes, 2006
Clement von Franckenstein ...  Adm. Joseph Pennington 3 episodes, 2006
Greg Stefaniuk Greg Stefaniuk ...  Merchant Captain 3 episodes, 2006
Shaun Delaney Shaun Delaney ...  John Noble 3 episodes, 2006
James David McClurg James David McClurg ...  Shiny - The Pirate 3 episodes, 2006
Keith Lounton Keith Lounton ...  Carlton 3 episodes, 2006
Johann Bento Johann Bento ...  French First Mate 3 episodes, 2006
Thomas Kollon Thomas Kollon ...  Big John 3 episodes, 2006
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In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation has become legend. Now, for the first time, comes the true story of pirate Edward Teach, the man who terrorized the seas. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Pirate, rogue... adventurer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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(DVD) | (2 parts)

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The fight scenes were choreographed by the same choreographer that helped on Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003) and The Protector (2005). See more »

Goofs

In an early scene, Blackbeard and his crew threaten to attack a French vessel. The flag the vessel is flying is the current French flag, which wasn't adopted in France until 1790. Blackbeard died in 1718. If the French vessel were a royal vessel, it would have flown a plain white standard. If it were a French merchant the flag would be royal blue with a white cross centered and the French fleur-de-lis centered. See more »

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Blackbeard: [to Lt. Maynard who's just been flogged] The sting will go away in a few days. The scabs will take a few weeks.
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Referenced in Yo-Ho-Ho and Shooting a Gun (2006) See more »

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Aw I was hoping to hurl my rubber parrot at the screen but it's actually a fun movie
22 February 2018 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

Judging by some of the reviews I read here, I was expecting this movie to be a cross between The Love Boat and my high school drama project. Arrrr, says I, I love a good trainwreck of a flick! So I hunkered down ready to laugh my avast off.

What a letdown, the movie was actually pretty fun. Most notable is the lush scenery (filmed in Thailand) full of fantasy-like seascapes and majestic islands. Scenes of the town, New Providence, were convincing, and I never noticed any obvious cgi trickery (I think they used old school matte paintings for most of these effects). Battle scenes on the high seas were surprisingly well done. Swordfights were ok except for the ole Shakespearean sword-under-the-arm gags, but actually I came to prefer that sort of violence rather than fake slasher effects.

Now on to the story. Blackbeard. Pirate. That's all you need to know. For those of you expecting a historically accurate biographical lesson, stick to your books. The story of any personage from the 17th-18th century is going to be largely improvised simply because all we have comes from a handful of witness accounts and rumors of the day. So just sit back and have fun.

Angus Mcfayden does a great pirate, ruthless and cruel but with a unique charm that makes you see him as possibly the protagonist. However, the intended protagonist is the British Lieutenant Robert Maynard (played by Mark Umbers), a dashing hero straight out of Errol Flynn's playbook. My cynicism prevented me from accepting him at first, but he grew on me.

Similarly, the romance between Maynard and Charlotte (Jessica Chastain) might be hard for cynics to swallow, but the deliberately over-the-top performance of Richard Chamberlain as Charlotte's conniving patron keeps us pleasantly distracted. I say "deliberately over-the-top" because in the bonus interview, Richard Chamberlain talks about how he decided to have some fun with the role, and he certainly did. The character becomes almost a parody of British gentry which is perfectly fitting, since the character is a total hypocrite. I thought Richard Chamberlain was the most fun to watch.

On all counts, the acting was really good if you consider that each character is an extreme personification of a stereotype. Blackbeard the rogue, Maynard the boyscout, The Governor (Chamberlain) the high class hypocrite, and Charlotte the oppressed daughter. Beginning with these stereotypes we begin to see that the filmmakers were weaving some complex parallels if you're paying attention.

Blackbeard & the Governor are both villains but from vastly different social strata. The contrast, especially when they meet, is riveting. Maynard and Charlotte, likewise, are from different social standings: Maynard a hardened soldier and Charlotte a rich heiress, and yet they both represent the common good.

While parts of the story are predictable, that's not a bad thing. After all, Pirates are predictable, right? They break things and steal stuff. That said, just sit back and enjoy the voyage.


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