Swashbuckler [DVD] [1976]

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 (Genevieve 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. This DVD release also contains a featurette, along with a trailer and some cast filmographies.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Production notes
  • Cast & filmmakers' bios
  • Featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Web links
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Swashbuckler
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. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Robert Shaw
    Robert Shaw - Ned Lynch
  • James Earl Jones
    James Earl Jones - Nick Debrett
  • Peter Boyle
    Peter Boyle - Lord Durant
  • Beau Bridges
    Beau Bridges - Maj. Folly
  • Anjelica Huston
    Anjelica Huston - Woman of Dark Visage
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