The Pirates of Central Park

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The Pirates of Central Park
Directed byRobert Farber
Written byDaniel Weitzman (screenplay)
Produced byAdam Stone
Michele Wilson (producer)
Michelle Wilson (associate producer)
StarringAdam Lamberg
Joseph Dandry
Patrick Duffy
Michele Harris
Jesse McCartney
Sasha Neulinger
CinematographyPeter Fernberger
Edited byEd Helms
Music byGary Schreiner
Distributed byStone Entertainment
Release date
  • January 1, 2001 (2001-01-01)
CountryUnited States

The Pirates of Central Park is a 2001 American family adventure short film, adapted from the short story The Pirates of the Round Pond by Lord Dunsany.[1] Directed by Rob Farber, with a screenplay by Daniel Weitzman and produced by Adam Stone,[1] it stars Adam Lamberg, singer and actor Jesse McCartney, Patrick Duffy and Michelle Harris. It was released to cinemas on January 1, 2001 and was an official selection of the Long Island International Film Expo 2001.[1]


The film is an adventure, following the character Mike Bromback on his quest of self-discovery. The quest starts off with Mike reading about pirates in the library. Simon Baskin (Jesse McCartney) convinces him to take it one step further and become a pirate. Simon will one day meet Mike in Central Park with his friend Chas (or Charles to Mike). They discuss some technical matters and agree to meet the next Saturday. The next time they meet, Chas brings with him a toy ship with torpedoes. They look for the perfect model ship to sink in the pond. They find Captain Fatty and Gogher Boy (Sasha Neulinger), or at least that's what they call them, and decide to sink their ship. Each Saturday Captain Fatty and Gopher Boy bring a new ship and the gang keep sinking them until Captain Fatty and his son find out that it was Simon, Mike, and Chas who have been sinking his ship and thus Captain Fatty and Gopher Boy sink Simon's, Mike's, and Chas's ship.



  1. ^ a b c "Long Island International Film Expo 2001 - Official Selections". Long Island International Film Expo. Long Island, New York: Long Island Film/TV Foundation. Retrieved September 29, 2021. ...a contemporary adaptation of the early Twentieth Century short story ... by Lord Dunsany. Told through the eyes of three New York City kids whose thirst for power and adventure lead them to pursue a career as modern day pirates in the City’s famous Central Park. Directed by Rob Farber ... screenwritten by Daniel Weitzman ... produced by Adam Stone.

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