- 1h 37min
- Directed by: Robert Altman
- Cast: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston
Popeye arrives in a new town, adopts a baby he finds and falls for Olive Oyl. His adventures include finding the secret of spinach and the commadore, as well as defeating the evil Bluto.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Mavericks Robert Altman and Robin Williams teamed up to bring E.C. Segar’s muscle-bound sailor man to the screen in this Disney epic. It’s an oddball joy, respectful to its idiosyncratic source, wallowing in Altman’s brand of cockeyed community spirit. Weirdos bounce around a dysfunctional, knockabout world. Forget the animated cartoons, this channels the punchy, depression-era humour of the brilliant original. Harry Nillson provides the quirky songs, Williams is a cartoon made flesh, and Shelley Duvall was clearly born to be his Olive Oyl.
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Popeye - trailer
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