December 12, 1980
June 24, 2003
Walt Disney Productions, Paramount Pictures
Sweethaven is a ramshackle seaside town, home to a number of quirky residents: Wimpy, the hamburger-loving freeloader; Olive Oyl and her family; and Bluto, a big bully of a pirate who has the whole town under his thumb. Enter our hero, Popeye, a one-eyed sailor man with bulging muscles and plenty of attitude. Popeye's in search of his long-lost pappy, but he has enough time to clear punks out of the local hamburger joint, fight a champion boxer, woo and win Olive, and take care of a foundling baby named Swee'pea. Armed with his trusty can of spinach, Popeye might even find the strength to take down Bluto.
Blow me down!
Another thing I got a sensk of huminligration. Now maybe one of you swabs can fool your intelligensk, and sees I'm aksing you for an apolgicky.
If I was gonna be Swee'pea's mother, I should've at least let Olive be his father. Or viska versa. I ain't man enough to be no mother.
Bluto! Even though you're bigger than me, you can't win, 'cause you're bad, and the good always wins over the bad.
The Sailor Man with the spinach can!
The film set has been converted into a tourist attraction on Malta. For more info, go to Popeyemalta.com
January 23, 1980 - Unknown
Anchor Bay, Malta
The makeup appliances for Robin's fake forearms were not ready when filming began, so in early shots, Popeye wears a long-sleeved raincoat to hide his normal-sized arms.
Most of Robin's muttered Popeye voice was discovered to be inaudible once filming wrapped, and he had to re-dub much of the dialogue.
During filming of the scene where Ray Walston throws Robin the can of spinach, Ray hit Robin in the head so hard that he required several stitches in his scalp. This delayed filming for several weeks.
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Popeye, der Seemann mit dem harten Schlag
Popeye, o naftis
Skeppar-Kalle (Swedish title)
This soundtrack used to be available on vinyl, but is out of print. Your best bet is to check secondhand record stores and websites for a copy.
$6,310,520 (901 theaters)
Nom - 1981 - Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film