Popeye, the movie...am I the only person who knows this exists?

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Funky

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We put it together from my wife's Pippi books - all from Sweden and all belonged to her father first. I assure you - it's scattered in the stories but the connection is there.

Okay, so it's your opinion based on your assesment? Nothing factual?
 

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Montagar

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Yet another reason for me coming to visit you, my friend. :)
Saw and loved the movie when it first came out and have it on VHS. All I can say is... road trip to Malta!

I remember see an interview with Robin Williams not long after the move came out, and he seemed completely embarrassed to have done the movie. I couldn't understand why he felt that way. IIRC, it wasn't received well by the critics, so maybe that was the reason for his response. :(
 

Madeye

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I loved the movie. IIRC it was panned by critics. I will say I am jealous of the beautiful clear Malta water.
Cheers!
Will
 

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Funky

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Saw and loved the movie when it first came out and have it on VHS. All I can say is... road trip to Malta!

I remember see an interview with Robin Williams not long after the move came out, and he seemed completely embarrassed to have done the movie. I couldn't understand why he felt that way. IIRC, it wasn't received well by the critics, so maybe that was the reason for his response. :(

I'm wondering if it was because it was his first movie. I think he was perfect for the role.
 

BAK55

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Loved the movie! I've been a Popeye fan since I was a very wee lad.

And just to show how enduring this character is, supposedly centuries later, the crewmember of the Betty, Vriess, whistles Popeye the Sailor Man theme In Alien: Resurretion.
 

Jet Beetle

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Okay, so it's your opinion based on your assesment? Nothing factual?

Yeah - when Pippi is saying things like "The grossest vegetable around is all my dad ever leaves me to eat - that's why I store candy under the floorboards of my room."

"Dad has tattoos - two anchors on his arms."

"Mr. Nilson almost got beat up when he took my dad's pipe."



I can't remember any more, but there's a slew of them in the books. I'll ask my wife when she gets back i she remembers any others. There was one that was so on the nose she was talking about Popeye but I can't remember what it was.
 

Goodwolf

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I love this movie. One of my favorite scenes was when Bluto discovers Olive and Popey together and they show the whole scene in red for a sec... my 11 year old self thought that was genius. I still think it's a great gimmick to get the point across.
 

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Jet Beetle

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I'm wondering if it was because it was his first movie. I think he was perfect for the role.

Woah - has everyone (including IMDB) forgotten a little classic known as "Can I Do It Till I Need Glasses" ? -- That was Robin's first REAL movie. I was 10 or 11 when Popeye came out and I remember some people freaking on a Michael Keaton/ Batman level that Mork was playing Popeye.

Robin does hold a special place in my heart because of The World According to Garp - That movie has remained in my top 10 since i first saw it on cable. I relate so much with that character - grew up without a father because he died before I was born, imagined his dad was beyond human - then even weirder, growing up and becoming a writer - still waiting for my mother to write "Sexual Suspect" - as long as Boo don't pump me full of lead.
 

SSgt Burton

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Woah - has everyone (including IMDB) forgotten a little classic known as "Can I Do It Till I Need Glasses" ? -- That was Robin's first REAL movie.

I haven't actually seen it... But I know what you're talking about. :love

Kind of like Stallone's first venture on celluloid. ;)


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stumer

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I really liked the film, and I thought that Harry Nilsson's soundtrack was decent as well. It's too bad it wasn't received well, I thought it was good, and you couldn't have found a better cast as well!
 

Bowelrock

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I am 27 I have loved this movie sense i was a wee lad. Actually now that I think of it. This may have been the first film I ever watched.
 

TurboTrey03

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haha! i'm 26 and still remember watching this as a kid! the best part of it all is i was watching storage wars a couple of weeks ago and the people had bought a storage shed in CA and what they found were odd looking shoes..i knew right away they were the originals that olive oil wore in the movie! they came complete with a CoA and everything!
 

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