Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic comic operetta bursts to life in this energetic 1983 film production, celebrating the 100th anniversary Broadway stage production in New York. Young pirate Frederic (Rex Smith) is ready for change. Having served under the charismatic Pirate King (Academy Award winner Kevin Kline, A Fish Called Wanda) for years he is keen to move on in the world and make his own mark. Determined to celebrate his 21st birthday and break free from his apprenticeship, he intends on courting the beautiful Mabel (Linda Ronstadt) and living life to the fullest. However life as a pirate on the open seas is a complicated one and because he was born on a leap year, Frederic isn’t technically 21 – meaning the Pirate King is destined to remain his master for the next 63 years. To compound his awkward situation Frederic is destined to face the Pirate King’s new arch rival, who also happens to be Mabel’s father. Also featuring Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote) and George Rose (Hawaii), The Pirates of Penzance is a dazzling comedy of riches, romance and swashbuckling song and dance.
Actors: Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith, Kevin Kline
Format: DVD Region 4