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Popeye (1980)
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Shelley Duvall Shelley Duvall
Olive Oyl
Ray Walston Ray Walston
Poopdeck Pappy
Paul Dooley Paul Dooley
Donald Moffat Donald Moffat
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MacIntyre Dixon MacIntyre Dixon
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E.C. Segar E.C. Segar


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he is what he is.

11 years, 8 months ago at Dec 22 3:45
This is another in a long line of movies my brother and I watched growing up. There was something about it that we really liked and kept watching it for... it's a pretty good live-action version of Popeye, with some campy effects and some funny lines.


6 years, 10 months ago at Sep 28 14:24
popeye is possibly my second favorite robert altman
movie (behind m*a*s*h) it has my favorite production
design in all of film history,shelley duvall was indeed
born to play olive oyl and robin williams was so unregionable as popeye that when i was kid i didn't know
it was williams (making his screen debut) this and later
'the world according to garp' proved that... read more


3 years, 7 months ago at Dec 28 2:26
Perhaps if I had grown up watching this movie as a child, I would have become part of the large cult demanding that this movie be placed within the pantheon of great films from Robert Altman. It doesn’t belong there, hell, it doesn’t even really belong in his second-tier of films. Yet there’s still something enchanting about its ambitious nature despite its repeated failures to even out in t... read more
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Description: The classic comic strip and cartoon hero comes to life in Robert Altman's film adaptation of the adventures of the spinach-munching sailor. After he's thrown from his ship during a storm, Popeye (Robin Williams) finds refuge in a quaint seaside town. There he rents a room from the Oyls and meets their daughter Olive (the perfectly cast Shelley Duvall). Olive is engaged to Captain Bluto (Paul Smith), a bully and ruffian who is in charge of collecting taxes for the mysterious Commandant. Popeye, who was orphaned at an early age, is in the midst of a desperate search for his missing father, but what he doesn't realize is that the s ... (more)
Release date: 12 December 1980
UPC: 097360117141
Tags: Comedy (17), Musical (15), 1980s (11), Family (10), 1980 (8), Romance (6), Adventure (5), Based On Comic (5), Adaptation (5), Fantasy (5), Popeye (4), Boxing (3), Kidnapping (3), Fistfight (3), Disney (3), Brawl (2), Bicycle (2), Heroes (2), Bed (2), Spinach (2)
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