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Pirates of the Great Salt Lake (2006)





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Two guys dream of becoming the scourge of the seven seas but have to settle for paddling around a shallow lake in this independent comedy. Kirk Redgrave (Kirby Heyborne) is a well-meaning but overly imaginative teenager growing in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. Determined to remake himself into someone exciting and dangerous, Kirk dons a pirate's hat, gets a rowboat, and begins calling himself Cap'n Kirk, the scallywag of the Great Salt Lake. While Kirk's mom, a strict Mormon widow, is mortified by her son's new hobby, Kirk soon finds a kindred spirit in Flint Weaver (Trenton James), a wholesome guy who wants to seem more dangerous in order to attract the attention of cute waitress Ruby (Emily Tyndall). However, the guys move one step closer to being real pirates when they find a map that will supposedly lead them to real buried treasure, though Drake, the owner of a neighborhood second-hand shop, is already looking for the spoils. Pirates of the Great Salt Lake was the first feature film from writer and director E.R. Nelson.


Kirby Heyborne
as Kirk Redgrave
Trenton James
as Flint Weaver
Joyce Cohen
as Mrs. Redgrave
Steven Anderson
as Detective Anderson
Tomek Debowski
as Muslebound Guy
Scott Hanks
as Angry Tent Owner #1
Levi Larsen
as Cursed Zombie Pirate
Joshua Ligairi
as Magazine Pirate #1
Jerry McPhie
as Saint Peter
Caitlin E.J. Meyer
as Girl Scout #1
Modesty Blaise
as Girl Scout #2
Seth Packard
as Teen Drake
William Rowan Jr.
as Magazine Pirate #2
Rhett Willman
as Bad Biker Dude
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Critic Reviews for Pirates of the Great Salt Lake

All Critics (3)

Promoted as Don Quixote meets Pirates of the Caribbean, this piece of Utah whimsy showcases the limits of low-budget filmmaking.

May 6, 2020 | Full Review…

A fun film with a quirky sense of humor. Enjoys poking fun at Pirates of the Caribbean and in my humble opinion, it's a better film too. Think Napoleon Dynamite.

September 26, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

... genial, campy and silly.

September 20, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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