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Act of Piracy (1988)

Ted Andrews persuades his ex-wife Sandy to let their children accompany him on a journey on his multi-million dollar yacht to Australia, where he wants to sell it. However after a few days ... See full summary »

Director:

John 'Bud' Cardos

Writer:

Hal Reed
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Busey ... Ted Andrews
Belinda Bauer ... Sandy Andrews
Ray Sharkey ... Jack Wilcox
Nancy Mulford ... Laura Warner
Arnold Vosloo ... Sean Stevens
Ken Gampu ... Herb Bunting
Anthony Fridjhon Anthony Fridjhon ... Philip O'Connor
Mathew Stewardson Mathew Stewardson ... Mark Andrews
Candice Hillebrand Candice Hillebrand ... Tracey Andrews
Dennis Casey Park Dennis Casey Park ... Dennis Bryant
Nadia Bilchik Nadia Bilchik ... Maria
Joe Stewardson Joe Stewardson ... Agent Johnson
Brian O'Shaughnessy Brian O'Shaughnessy ... 'Barracuda' Skipper
Gordon Mulholland Gordon Mulholland ... Captain Jenkins
Melody O'Brian Melody O'Brian ... Nadine Andrews
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Ted Andrews persuades his ex-wife Sandy to let their children accompany him on a journey on his multi-million dollar yacht to Australia, where he wants to sell it. However after a few days it turns out that his girlfriend Laura is member of a terroristic organization, who want the boat as an operation base. Only Ted survives their attack and can escape, the children are kept as hostages. Together with his wife, Ted starts an international TV campaign to hunt down the terrorists and free the children. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

1988 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Act of Piracy - Piraterie auf hoher See See more »

Filming Locations:

Skiathos, Greece See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Satisfaction
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Written by Delisa Davis and Tsuyoshi "Taka" Takayanagi
Published by Davis International (BMI), Yugin Songs (BMI)
and Spectrum 7 Music (ASCAP)
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Another Busey home run
29 January 2006 | by ZARATHUSTRA55See all my reviews

Gary Busey is no actor-He is dynamite.Firing through this movie like a man long used to bottling lightening and still loving it; even the most casual observer will be incapable of indifference. His turn here as Ted Andrews,(a Vietnam vet with a heart of gold that however tolerates no nonsense)is as nonsensical as it is enthralling.But by goodness is it enthralling. The plot, it has to be said, is somewhat unfeasible: 'Man talks his ex-wife into accepting that their children ought to accompany him on an unnecessary and dangerous Journey to Australia to sell his luxury Yaught. On route said Yaught is attacked by a bunch of evil blah blah blah blah ad nauseum' - However, in this wonderful world of Gary Busey, such things as plot and feasibility seem quite peripheral and simply nothing to worry about. In fact, i challenge anyone to consider in a cool manner such rational things whilst faced with the captivating, rich and insane flicker sitting just behind Gary Busey's eyes. Absolutely brilliant!


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