Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
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The Big Dipper/The Pirate 

Pickpocket Pete Raymond and his daughter pose as farmers to hide from authorities, who want to put the girl in foster care; and painter Ted Cavanaugh becomes a pirate to win back his ex-wife Mary before she remarries.

Director:

Earl Bellamy

Writers:

Gene Levitt (creator), Arthur Rowe | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ricardo Montalban ... Mr. Roarke (as Ricardo Montalbán)
Hervé Villechaize ... Tattoo
Vivian Blaine ... Mrs. Deverse
Sonny Bono ... Ted Cavanaugh
Rory Calhoun ... Mr. Watson
Diana Canova ... Mary Cavanaugh
Cameron Mitchell ... Sgt. Broylan
Dan Rowan ... Petey Raymond / Rev. Hiram Hollister
James Luisi ... Arbogast
Jill Whelan ... Harmony
Richard Roat ... Donald Gidding
Danny Wells Danny Wells ... Brutus
H.B. Haggerty ... Benton
Clint Ritchie ... Crewman
Fred Slyter Fred Slyter ... Minister
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Pickpocket Pete Raymond and his daughter pose as farmers to hide from authorities, who want to put the girl in foster care; and painter Ted Cavanaugh becomes a pirate to win back his ex-wife Mary before she remarries.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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References The Sea Hawk (1940) See more »

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Original fluff
28 January 2014 | by stones78See all my reviews

This wasn't my personal cup of tea, as I like the sinister angle this show is known for, but both stories seemed original and had some decent performances as well. There are several faces you should know, including Jill Whelan(Love Boat), Sonny Bono, Diana Canova, Rory Calhoun, Dan Rowan(who can't act), Cameron Mitchell, and James Luisi from the great Rockford Files. Neither story was that memorable, but both had interesting plots, especially "The Big Dipper", which had a father and daughter pickpocket tandem(Rowan & Whelan)hiding from the authorities, as Mr. Roarke hides them out on a local farm, although the girl's fantasy was basically to have them bond together so they can pick another career path. Whelan is surprisingly good, just as Rowan is surprisingly bad, although she oddly calls her dad "Petey" most of the time. The other story has Ted Cavanaugh(Bono)trying to prevent his former wife Mary(Canova)from getting married again, as he concocts a fantasy of becoming a pirate to kidnap her. To steal a line from Thomas Magnum, "I know what you're thinking", but it's actually carried out well, even though it is the weaker story.


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