Adventure starring Robin Williams. Buff sailorman Popeye (Williams) arrives in an awkward seaside town called Sweet Haven. There he meets Wimpy (Paul Dooley), a hamburger loving man, Olive Oyl (Shelley Duvall), the soon-to-be love of his life, and Bluto (Paul L. Smith), a huge, mean pirate who's out to make Sweet Haven pay for no good reason. Popeye also discovers his long lost Pappy (Ray Walston) in the middle of it all. With his band of his new friends, Popeye heads off to stop Bluto, and he's got the power of spinach, which Popeye detests, to busk Bluto right in the mush.
Nothing interests filmmaker Robert Altman more than a contained culture that mixes bare humanity with local eccentricity (think of his M*A*S*H and Nashville). So Altman's Popeye (1980), based on the old comic strip, works best as a portrait of a busy, cluttered, cartoonish town called Sweethaven. But it is much less successful as a comprehensible story about the famous sailor with massive forearms and a relationship with Olive Oyl (Shelley Duvall). Robin Williams plays Popeye with his usual brilliance for mimicry, Paul Dooley makes a credible Wimpy, and Paul L. Smith makes an impression as the oversized bully, Bluto. But this strange, disastrous film never becomes more than an expensive workshop airing out Altmanesque themes.-- Tom Keogh
Good to reflect of old time when filming was made as we were at the set during our summer holidays.Published 1 month ago by janet margaret thomson
This movie is as fantastic as i knew it was going to be! After visiting the set in malta I couldn't wait to order it! It came the very next day as promised in great condition! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kathryn E Allen
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