"Pirate movie" redirects here. For the genre, see pirate film. For copyright infringement, see film piracy. Main cast Actor Role Christopher Atkins Frederic Kristy McNichol Mabel Stanley Ted Hamilton The Pirate King Bill Kerr Major-General Maggie Kirkpatrick Ruth, the ship nurse Garry McDonald Sergeant/Inspector The Pirate Movie is a 1982 musical and comedy film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Christopher Atkins and Kristy McNichol. The film is loosely based on Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. The original music score is composed by Mike Brady and Peter Sullivan. The movie performed far below expectations when first released and is generally reviewed very poorly.