A High Wind in Jamaica

A High Wind in Jamaica

DVD - 2003
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Concerned that their children aren't growing up as "civilized" as they would in their native England, a couple decides to leave Jamaica and return home with their family. However, when they inadvertently find their way onto a pirate ship, the children befriend, outwit and even frighten their shipmates.

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dirtbag
Jan 20, 2018

A charming, ridiculous old movie that is well-acted by two actors not known for their comedy.

The girl, Emily, was especially good. This is a movie about children being real children.

I was especially fond of the children looking at the monkey with the comment, "It was drunk."

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swyckl
Apr 06, 2017

This movie is appropriate for older young children. I enjoyed this movie. There is some violence; but no sex. It effectively shows how horrendous piracy and murder are. The story is strong. The characters are developed. It is well acted. The script maintains the suspense throughout the whole film. It shows the importance of wrong and right in life. It promotes have strong moral values and treating each other fairly with justice. It appreciates being alive and safe.

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Liber_vermis
Jul 18, 2016

This adventure movie is difficult to categorize. It is too slap-stick to be an "adult adventure" but it is too violent to be a "children's adventure" movie. Actors Anthony Quinn (the Captain) and James Coburn (the First Mate) alternate between being "good" and "bad" pirate as they avoid Navy frigates, capture merchant ships, and carouse in backwater taverns.

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Liber_vermis
Jul 18, 2016

Liber_vermis thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Liber_vermis
Jul 18, 2016

Five children with their governess are sent from Jamaica to England when the sailing ship is intercepted by pirates. While transferring the loot to the pirate ship, the children accidentally "stow away". What to do with the children (and their governess) after they are discovered? Wild antics ensue.

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