Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor. One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his inventiveness, he raises the crew to mutiny, takes over the ship, and kidnaps the niece of the governor of Maracaibo. The question is, can he keep this pace up?
This is a film with a great lead character and a touch of grotesque-realism, that shows more of a true pirate's life than your average skull-and-bones movie.
Incomprehensible rubbish. Amazing that Polanski could direct such a mess. A complete disaster.
okay. gruesomely funny. or something like that.
I enjoyed this a lot as kid so I was afraid the film didn't hold up. But i does, it's a quite fun movie about pussy & money, great rhythm and storytelling which isn't a surprise coming from Polanski.