Swashbuckler (1976)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Swashbuckler  |   Release Date - Jul 29, 1976 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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A latter-day attempt to update the swordplay success of Errol Flynn movies, this film is part burlesque, part homage to old-fashioned pirate films. James Earl Jones and Robert Shaw play Nick Debrett and Ned Lynch, two pirates who save a noblewoman, Jane Barnet (Geneviève Bujold), and take her to Jamaica. They find that their friends have been taken captive by a ruthless dictator -- Peter Boyle plays the foppish villain Lord Durant with an over-the-top swagger. Debrett and Lynch set out to rescue their friends and overthrow the perverted tyrant. Beau Bridges plays Major Folly, a fancy-dressing Scarlet Pimpernel sort. A young Anjelica Huston has a minor part as a nameless woman. There is plenty of swordplay, blood, slapstick, and cleavage, all directed by James Goldstone in a frenzied fashion.

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against-all-odds, conflict, good-vs-evil, homosexual, pirate [seafarer], rescue, romance, swashbuckler