Pirates is a 1986 Franco-Tunisian adventure film directed by Roman Polanski. It stars Walter Matthau, Cris Campion, Damien Thomas, Olu Jacobs and Charlotte Lewis. It was screened out of competition at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.The pirate captain Thomas Bartholomew Red is stranded aboard a raft at sea with Jean-Baptiste, his first mate (also known as "Frog"). After Red, cracking under the starvation, tries to kill and eat Frog, the duo is picked up by a Spanish galleon and are forced into slavery before instigating a mutiny with the other prisoners and taking control of the vessel. Frog falls in love with Marķa-Dolores de la Jenya de la Calde, the niece of the governor of a Spanish colony. Red covets the golden throne that the Spanish have taken from an Aztec king.
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