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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.

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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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Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Graham Chapman, David Jason, Diana Quick

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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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The greatest comedy cast ever assembled for a movie! Everyone who's ever been funny!!! [Australia Theatrical] See more »


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Did You Know?

Trivia

Captain Hughes (James Mason) was a parody of Captain Bligh of "Mutiny of the Bounty". Similary, Mister Prostitute (Greta Blackburn) was a spoof of Mr. Christian. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Yellowbeard: She's yours, is she then, Dan? Let me have a bit of a prod at her first.
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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

Referenced in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991) See more »

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Funny, but should have been moreso...
16 March 2007 | by phdyr51See all my reviews

With this cast and budget, should have been much more of a sustained laugh fest. Nevertheless, many of the lines and visuals are classics, and everyone aboard is such a pro that you can forgive the deader stretches. Marty Feldman does a lot with not much material, while Peter Cook's beyond-deadpan mutterings are frequently hilarious. Disappointing were Peter Boyle and Tommy Chong, the latter to the point of inducing nausea. Cheech Marin fares better, but only because his character is written with marginally more dimension. Loved David Bowie's cameo and Madeline Kahn's pluckiness. James Mason, however, looks vaguely uncomfortable (not to mention feeble) in his few scenes, which, sadly, do not contain any glittering gags.

All in all, you will definitely laugh, cringe, and yawn, but won't regret tuning in.


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Country:

UK | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

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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