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Scalawag (1973)

A peg legged pirate is searching for treasure with the help of a young boy, teen girl and a parrot. They'll have to fight Natives and his former crew on the way.

Directors:

Kirk Douglas, Zoran Calic (uncredited)

Writers:

Kirk Douglas (contributor), Robert Louis Stevenson (story "Treasure Island") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kirk Douglas ... Peg
Mark Lester ... Jamie
Neville Brand ... Brimstone / Mudhook
George Eastman ... Don Aragon
Don Stroud ... Velvet
Lesley-Anne Down ... Lucy-Ann
Danny DeVito ... Fly Speck
Mel Blanc ... Barfly the Parrot (voice)
Phil Brown ... Sandy
Davor Antolic Davor Antolic ... Rooster
Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic ... Beanbelly (as Stole Arandjelovic)
Fabijan Sovagovic Fabijan Sovagovic ... Blackfoot
Shaft Douglas Shaft Douglas ... Beau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dragomir Stanojevic Dragomir Stanojevic ... (as Dragomir Stanojevic-Bata Kameni)
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A peg legged pirate is searching for treasure with the help of a young boy, teen girl and a parrot. They'll have to fight Natives and his former crew on the way.

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He's Long John Silver and Jesse James rolled into one! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

Danny De Vito won his role because he and Kirk's son, Michael Douglas, were best friends and had been roommates in college. See more »

Goofs

The hot air balloon is far too small & slender to carry even one boy. See more »

Connections

Featured in Biography: Kirk Douglas: A Lust for Life (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Silver Fishes
Music and Lyrics by John Cameron
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botched effort, despite many talents involved
30 June 2011 | by chrisart7See all my reviews

Director-star Kirk Douglas is all ham as 'Peg' in this surprisingly amateurish remake of "Treasure Island" in a western setting. What probably undoes this film more than anything else is the inept editing. Scenes do not transition well at all. Lesley-Anne Down is quite beautiful as Lucy-Ann, and even gets to sing a ballad (probably the film's highlight) written by John Cameron (who provided the film's score). Danny Devito turns up in perhaps his first major film role as a pirate, along with Don Stroud (the villain in "Coogan's Bluff"). Mark Lester's early '70s haircut (or lack of one) is more in keeping with then-mod fashion than with the early 19th century (he had a much shorter coif in the Dickens musical "Oliver"). Mel Blanc provides the voice of the parrot. Filmed in Yugoslavia. Odd picture. Should have been much better. Douglas is a maverick actor, but he plays this one verrrry broadly. At least he seemed to have been genuinely enjoying himself.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1973 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Jamie's Treasure Hunt See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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