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Roman Polanski. France, Tunisia 1986

Runtime: Argentina: 116 / Sweden: 118

Produced by:
Tarak Ben Ammar (producer), Mark Lombardo (co-executive producer), Thom Mount (executive producer), Umberto Sambuco (co-executive producer)

Writing credits: Gérard Brach, John Brownjohn (screenplay collaboration), Roman Polanski
Original music by: Philippe Sarde
Cinematography by: Witold Sobocinski
Film Editing by: William Reynolds, Hervé de Luze

Walter Matthau (Captain Red),
Cris Campion (The Frog),
Damien Thomas (Don Alfonso),
Olu Jacobs (Boomako),
Ferdy Mayne (Captain Linares),
David Kelly (I) (Surgeon),
Tony Peck (Spanish Officer as Anthony Peck),
Anthony Dawson (I) (Spanish Officer),
Richard Dieux (Spanish Officer),
Jacques Maury (I) (Spanish Officer),
José Santamaría (I) (Master at Arms as Jose Santamaría),
Robert Dorning (Commander of Marines),
Luc Jamati (Pepito Gonzalez),
Emilio Fernández (Angelito as Emilio Fernandez),
Wladyslaw Komar (Jesus as Wladislaw Komar in opening credits),
Georges Trillat (Pockmarked Sailor),
Richard Pearson (II) (Padre),
Charlotte Lewis (Dolores),
Georges Montillier (Duenna),
John Gill (I) (Carpenter),
David Foxxe (Cook),
Brian Maxine (Boatswain),
Raouf Ben Amor (Armoury Guard),
Eugeniusz Priwieziencew (Hunchback),
Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Moonhead),
Ian Dury (Meat Hook),
Bill Stewart (I) (Ginge),
Sydney Bromley (Diddler),
Cardew Robinson (Lawyer),
Roy Kinnear (Dutch),
Daniel Emilfork (Hendrik),
Carole Fredericks (I) (Surprise),
Allen Hoist (Fiddler),
Denis Fontayne (Sailor),
Michael Elphick (Sentry),
Angelo Casadei (Sentry),
Bill Fraser (Governor),
Antonio Spoletini (Palace Guard),
Bill MacCabe (Jailer),
Smilja Mihailovitch (New Duenna),
Bernard Musson (Passenger),
Josine Comellas (Passengers Wife),
Gina Calabrese

Casting by: Dominique Besnehard, Mary Selway, Maude Spector
Production Design by: Pierre Guffroy
Costume Design by: Anthony Powell
Makeup Department: Jean-Pierre Eychenne (makeup artist)
Production Management: Pino Butti (production manager)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director: John Lvoff (second assistant director)
Art Department: Taieb Jallouli (set dresser: Tunisia)
Sound Department: Ray Gillon (stereo sound consultant: Dolby), Jean-Pierre Ruh (sound)
Special Effects by: Antonio Corridori (special effects), Franco Ragusa (special effects)
Stunts: Richard Graydon (stunts), Zbigniew Modej (stunt double)
Other crew: William Byers (conductor), Albert Galea (location manager: Malta), William Hobbs (fight stager), Roberto Penna (production accountant)


    Shipwrecked, ill-humoured, aging pirate-captain Walter Matthau trying to preserve his gold treasure, loosing it and winning a far greater one - though with not better fate than finally being shipwrecked again. Tiresome slapstick comedy luxuriously equipped with a real sailing vessel commanded by a gang of extravagant Spanish courtiers.