Popeye PG

The sailor man with the spinach can!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 12, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1980
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 56,115
The plotting of this 1980 feature -- outsider in a hostile environment -- is personal to Altman, though few of the feelings survive the clutter. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Apr 17, 2007
Rating: 3.5/4 -- He takes one of the most artificial and limiting of art forms -- the comic strip -- and raises it to the level of high comedy and high spirits. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
Rating: 3.5/5 -- A thoroughly charming, immensely appealing mess of a movie, often high-spirited and witty, occasionally pretentious and flat, sometimes robustly funny and frequently unintelligible.
New York Times
Aug 31, 2004
It is evident that Robert Altman has crafted a painstaking, serious, and exemplary movie. Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 21, 2019
Reputation be damned, Popeye is a wonderful movie, beguiling and deeply strange. It's also a stealth remake: McCabe for kids. Full Review
The ARTery
Jul 31, 2015
...[Duvall is] one of a number of odd, unexpected treasures....High-spirited...
New York Times
Dec 12, 1980
Rating: 3/5 -- The soundtrack is the one place where it seems to have ended up as exactly the film it set out to be. Full Review
Alternate Ending
Nov 4, 2019

Product 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 shipwreck has brought him unexpectedly close to his final destination. In bringing his own distinct vision to E. C. Segar's legendary hero, Altman creates an atmosphere that is breezy, loose, and filled with slapstick shenanigans. Williams portrays Popeye with a physically comic flair that is both honest and energetic--as do the rest of the cast members, including frequent Altman contributors Duvall, Paul Dooley, and David Arkin. Harry Nilsson's songs add to the lighthearted affair, making POPEYE an enjoyable family viewing experience all around.

Plot Synopsis:

Robin Williams performs his signature physical comedy in the title role of this musical-fantasy based on E. C. Segar's comic-strip hero, which finds the spinach-eating sailor searching for his missing father, meeting Olive Oyl, and coping with the bully Bluto. The burger-happy Wimpy is also featured in the colorful cast of characters.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: December 12, 1980.
  • POPEYE was shot on location in Malta.
  • After a long pre-production period in which the script was passed from one director to another (including Hal Ashby, Arthur Penn and Mike Nichols), Robert Altman ended up helming the project.
  • Robert Evans commissioned a script from the POPEYE comic strip creator E. C. Segar and Jules Feiffer after he was outbid for the rights to the screen version of ANNIE. At one point during the development of the project, Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin were signed on as Popeye and Olive Oyl.
  • Ray Walston (TV's MY FAVORITE MARTIAN) appears as Poopdeck Pappy.

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popeye Movie Lover: from BAKERFIELD, CA US -- June, 13, 2020

great movie thanks j.b.


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  • UPC: 032429281906
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