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POP PIRATES

UK, 1984 (MIFF 1985)

Director: Jack Grossman

This enjoyable film follows the adventures of a gifted schoolboy pop group called "The Pirates". After entering a talent competition the group find themselves enmeshed in the shady activities of the group's leader who is assisting his uncle in pirating promotional videos and smuggling them overseas. Capture, taped messages for help and exciting chases ensure that the action and fun continue to the final race against time.

"This topical adventure manages to denounce the evils of video piracy while hinging its plot on the bacon-saving capacities of the personal stereo system."

- Monthly Film Bulletin

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