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Still shot from the movie: The Boy and the Pirates.

The Boy and the Pirates

While wandering the beach near his home, Jimmy (Charles Herbert) finds a bottle washed ashore. Inside is a genie that grants the young boy his wish to be a pirate onboard the ship of the infamous Captain Blackbeard. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 82
Theater Release: 13 Apr 1960
Video Release: 26 Jun 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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After arguing with his parents, a young boy is magically transported back in time to join a group of seafaring pirates. Life onboard proves hard when various crewmembers utter death threats or try to make him share a secret by scaring him with a hot fire poker. During battles with other boats, men engage in hand-to-hand combat, sword fights (stabbings are depicted), pistols are shot (deaths are implied) and prisoners are taken. None of the violence includes blood or gore. Cannon fire sinks a ship. Some entrails are shown when a child tries to clean a fish. The pirates drink a lot of rum, especially the captain. Some name-calling and a joke about multiple wives are heard.

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