The Pirate (1978 film)

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The Pirate
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Genre Drama
Based on Harold Robbins (novel)
Written by Julius J. Epstein
Directed by Ken Annakin
Starring Franco Nero
Theme music composer Bill Conti
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Paul R. Picard
Producer(s) Howard W. Koch
Cinematography Roland 'Ozzie' Smith
Editor(s) Howard Epstein
Russell Livingstone
Running time 240 min.
Production company(s) Howard W. Koch Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Original network ABC
Original release November 21 – 22, 1978

The Pirate is a 1978 American made-for-television drama film directed by Ken Annakin. It is based on the novel with the same title written by Harold Robbins.[1][2]It was broadcast in two parts by CBS on November 21–22, 1978.[3][4]


An Israeli man, raised by a wealthy and powerful Arab, is put in charge of his country's vast oil fortunes. He comes into conflict with a fanatical terrorist group--headed by his daughter.



  1. ^ Howard Pearson (September 21, 1978). "Franco Nero In Pirate Mini-series". Deseret News. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Confessions of a Blue-Eyed Arab". Los Angeles Times. August 10, 1978. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Oil Fortune Handled By The Pirate'". Schenectady Gazette. November 17, 1978. 
  4. ^ Arthur Unger (November 17, 1978). "Stand by to repel boarders: TV's 'Pirate' comes alongside". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 

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