Pirates


2h 1m 1986

Brief Synopsis

Captain Thomas Bartholomew Red, a peg-legged British pirate, is captured by Don Alfonso, captain of the Spanish galleon Neptune. Eventually, Red causes the Neptune's crew to mutiny, abducts the niece of the governor of Maracaibo, and steals a golden Aztec throne from the Spaniards.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
Cannon Releasing
Location
Malta; Portugal; Seychelles; Angola; Tunisia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Synopsis

Captain Thomas Bartholomew Red, a peg-legged British pirate, is captured by Don Alfonso, captain of the Spanish galleon Neptune. Eventually, Red causes the Neptune's crew to mutiny, abducts the niece of the governor of Maracaibo, and steals a golden Aztec throne from the Spaniards.

Crew

Adel Achour

Accountant

Sarah Ben Achour

Other

Anouar Ben Aissa

Unit Manager Assistant

Giovanni Angler

Construction Manager

Hedi Attabi

Accountant

Mohamed Ayadi

Electrician

Salah Baccouche

Unit Manager Assistant

Wladyslav Baranski

Stunts

Sante Barelli

Other

Sylvette Baudrot

Continuity

Christian Bel

Consultant

Tarak Ben Ammar

Producer

Christiana Bentivoglio

Assistant

Fernand Berenguer

Assistant Editor

Dominique Besnehard

Casting

Noureddine Bey

Other

Eugeniusz Bojko

Stunts

Arnold Boldt

Stunts

Patrick Bordier

Unit Manager

Paolo Borselli

Hairdresser

Moncef Boughazli

Production Assistant

Hager Bouhaoula

Makeup Assistant

Abdelwaheb Boulahya

Transportation Coordinator

Hamadi Boulares

Props

Ahmed Bourguiba

Other

Gerard Brach

Screenplay

Lamia Ben Brahim

Makeup Assistant

Mahmoud Ben Brahim

Grip

Denis Brami

Unit Manager Assistant

Daniel Braunschweig

Property Master

Gaetan Brizzi

Production

Paul Brizzi

Production

John Brownjohn

Screenplay

Johannes Brunet

Grip

Robert Brzezinski

Stunts

Graham Caddick

Other

Philippe Cadeau

Electrician

Salvatore Calascibetta

Art Department

David Cannell

Other

Gilberto Carbonaro

Special Effects

Jocelyne Cartier-sterin

Dialogue Editor

Ennio Cascioli

Hairdresser

Maria Vittoria Cascioli

Hairdresser

Mario Cassar

Special Effects

Jerzy Celinski

Stunts

Bruno Cesari

Set Decorator

Habib Chaari

Casting

Thierry Chabert

Assistant Director

Chedly Chaouachi

Camera Assistant

Bechir Ben Cheikh

Props

Bechir Cheour

Other

Hichem Cherif

Camera Assistant

Mohamed Ali Cherif

Production Supervisor

Olfa Cherif

Other

Janusz Chlebowski

Stunts

Valerie Condroyer

Assistant Editor

Antonio Corridori

Special Effects

John Cowell

Wardrobe

Antoinette D'esclaibes

Other

Herve De Luze

Editor

Grazia De Rossi

Hair

Louise Dechampfleury

Dialogue Editor

Eugene Delsuc

Grip

Sylvie Delubac-karkegi

Other

Alain Depardieu

Production Manager

Skander Dhaoui

Electrician

Marie-helene Duguet

Makeup Assistant

Nadia Elfani

Assistant Director

Hamid Elleutch

Production Manager

Mohamed Ali Elokby

Assistant Director

Mohsna Elokby

Other

Nebil Saheb Ettabaa

Props

John Evans

Special Effects

Jean-pierre Eychenne

Makeup

Zeineb Fahrat

Other

Younes Ferchiou

Grip

Hassan Fillali

Other

Enrico Fiorentini

Assistant Art Director

William Flageollet

Music

Ryszard Francman

Stunts

Celeste Franzi

Other

Maurice Gilbert

Sound

Richard Graydon

Stunt Coordinator

Jozef Grzeszczak

Stunts

Alain Guffroy

Assistant Art Director

Pierre Guffroy

Production Designer

Bedis Guiga

Photography

Tao Guiga

Production Assistant

Radhia Haddad

Hairdresser

Jean Harnois

Camera Operator

Nicole Heitzmann

Other

William Hobbs

Other

Michele Hollander

Dialogue Editor

Jean-michel Hugon

Art Director

Dean Humphreys

Sound

Jean Huve

Art Department

Alain Huylebroeck

Electrician

Taieb Jallouli

Set Decorator

Ryszard Janikowski

Stunts

Abderrazak Jazi

Production Assistant

Naama Jazi

Wardrobe Assistant

Fatma Jaziri

Makeup Assistant

Essi Ben Jemia

Hairdresser

Raouf Jerbi

Props

Johanna Johnston

Assistant

Mokhtar Joulak

Production Assistant

Salem Joulak

Accountant

Lassad Ben Khelifa

Grip

Wladyslaw Kita

Stunts

Krzysztof Kotowski

Stunts

Abdelaziz Krid

Art Department

Mouldi Kriden

Production Assistant

Zouleika Ktari

Wardrobe Assistant

Lilia Lakhoua

Wardrobe Assistant

Leonida Lamoratta

Electrician

Giuseppe Larocca

Other

Carlo Lastricati

Production Supervisor

Francois Lauliac

Other

Didier Lavergne

Makeup

Jean-claude Lebras

Gaffer

Jean-pierre Lelong

Sound Effects

Jacques Levy

Post-Production Sound

Mark Lombardo

Executive Producer

Radhia Louati

Hairdresser

Rene Loubet

Construction Manager

John Lvoff

Assistant Director

Krzysztof Maczynski

Stunts

Roberto Magagnini

Props

Meimoun Mahbouli

Production Assistant

Hanane Ben Mahmoud

Assistant Director

Domenico Mancino

Other

Charles Mannering

Other

Khelil Marrakchi

Production Assistant

Marcello Martinelli

Special Effects

Enzo Massari

Special Effects

Mario Melchiorri

Sound Effects

Cecilia Mignon

Other

Zbigniew Modej

Stunts

Claude Moeching

Assistant Art Director

Maryline Monthieux

Sound Editor

Martine Mory

Dialogue Editor

Thom Mount

Executive Producer

Vittorio Noia

Project Manager

Hafidha Ouertani

Other

Noureddine Oueslati

Props

Jennifer Patrick

Dialogue Coach

Clive Peckham

Consultant

Roberto Penna

Other

Andre Pergament

Production Supervisor

Peter Pierce

Dialogue Editor

Francoise Piraud

Other

Salvatore Placenti

Art Department

Roman Polanski

Screenplay

Anthony Powell

Costume Designer

Tomasz Przybysz

Stunts

Laurent Quaglio

Sound Editor

Myriam Ben Rachid

Assistant Art Director

Franco Ragusa

Special Effects

Albert Rajau

Art Director

Germinal Rangel

Wardrobe Supervisor

Helene Reboul

Dialogue Editor

William H. Reynolds

Editor

Nefte Ricco

Wardrobe Assistant

Robert Rietty

Post-Production Sound

Michel Rival

Art Department

Annalisa Nasalli Rocca

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jerzy Rogowski

Stunts

Jerzy Rogulski

Stunts

Sergio Rosa

Other

Jean-pierre Ruh

Sound

Jacek Ryniewicz

Stunts

Lofti Sahli

Electrician

Peter Sailer

Consultant

Augusta Salvati

Special Effects

Umberto Sambucco

Executive Producer

Mathilde Sandberg

Wardrobe

Philippe Sarde

Music

Moncef Sassi

Other

Nadia Sassi

Assistant Editor

Brigette Segal

Consultant

Mary Selway

Casting

Lofti Siala

Electrician

Salvatore Siciliano

Construction Manager

Gregorio Simili

Props

Tom Smith

Makeup

Witold Sobocinski

Director Of Photography

Henri Sonois

Art Director

Hassine Soufi

Project Manager

Maude Spector

Casting

Jozef Stefanski

Stunts

Roy Stevens

Production Supervisor

Wanda Szczuka

Choreographer

Faouzi Thabet

Sound

Riadh Thabet

Sound

Jerome Thiault

Sound

Andre Thiery

Key Grip

Joselin Thiery

Grip

Abdelaziz Trabelsi

Electrician

Paul Trielli

Special Effects

Marcello Turco

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
Cannon Releasing
Location
Malta; Portugal; Seychelles; Angola; Tunisia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Award Nominations

Best Costume Design

1986
Anthony Powell

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 18, 1986

In July 1991 a federal jury in Santa Ana, California ordered Universal Pictures to pay $11,600,000 to Ascent Films and producer Tarak Ben Ammar for breaching a 1983 contract to distribute the film. In May 1994 a California appeals court upheld the earlier decision. The aforementioned sum is believed to be the largest ever awarded to a producer in a breach of contract suit against a studio.

Began shooting November 26, 1984.

Released in United States Summer July 18, 1986