Blackbeard (2006 film)
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|Written by||Bryce Zabel|
|Directed by||Kevin Connor|
|Theme music composer||Elia Cmiral|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Producer(s)||H. Daniel Gross
|Running time||169 minutes
|Production company(s)||Larry Levinson Productions
|Original network||Hallmark Channel|
Blackbeard is a 2006 adventure-drama miniseries based on the pirate Blackbeard, directed by Kevin Connor from a screenplay written by Bryce Zabel. It premiered on Hallmark Channel on June 17, 2006. The miniseries was shot on location in Thailand and the town of New Providence was built on a coconut plantation, and includes many factual names and places, but it is essentially a fictional story since Blackbeard's most notable exploits took place in North Carolina. The miniseries was later released in an international DVD edition re-titled Pirates: The True Story of Blackbeard, though by the writers own admission little of the screenplay was actually true.
The 18th century notorious pirate Blackbeard (Angus Macfadyen) wreaks havoc on the high-seas looking for Captain Kidd's treasure. His dark presence causes controversy in the local port town of New Providence, especially among Gov. Charles Eden (Richard Chamberlain) and his adopted daughter Charlotte (Jessica Chastain), who is being wooed by Lt. Robert Maynard (Mark Umbers).
- Angus Macfadyen as Blackbeard
- Mark Umbers as Lt. Robert Maynard
- Richard Chamberlain as Governor Charles Eden
- Jessica Chastain as Charlotte Ormand
- Rachel Ward as Sally Dunbar
- Stacy Keach as Captain Benjamin Hornigold
- Christopher Clyde-Green as Black Caesar
- Anthony Green as Israel Hands
- Nicholas Farrell as Tobias Knight
- David Winters as Silas Bridges
It was released on DVD by Echo Bridge Entertainment on July 11, 2006.
- Blackbeard at Echo Bridge Entertainment's website
- Blackbeard at the Internet Movie Database
- Blackbeard at AllMovie
- Blackbeard on HallmarkChannel.tv
- Blackbeard: Sail Ho! – review & behind-the-scenes information
- Out to sea, Elite Magazine
- Zabel, Bryce. "The (True) "True Story of Blackbeard"". Movie Smackdown. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
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