Synopsis: Buff sailor-man Popeye arrives in an awkward seaside town called Sweethaven. There he meets Wimpy, a hamburger-loving man; Olive Oyl, the soon-to-be love of his life; and Bluto, a huge, mean pirate who's out to make Sweethaven pay for no good reason. Popeye also discovers his long-lost Pappy in the middle of it all, so with a band of his new friends, Popeye heads off to stop Bluto, and he's got the power of spinach, which Popeye detests, to butt Bluto right in the mush. Watch as Popeye mops the floor with punks in a burger joint, stops a greedy tax man, takes down a champion boxer, and even finds abandoned baby Swee'pea. He's strong to the finish 'cause he eats his spinach!
Director(s): Robert Altman
Production: Paramount Pictures
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

Hey, what's this,

one of Bluto's tricks?

I'm in the wrong movie.

Sweet Sweethaven

God must love us

We the people

Love Sweethaven

Hooray, hooray, Sweethaven

Flags are wavin'

We're people from the sea

Safe from democracy

Sweeter than a melon tree

Put here for you and me


Sweet Sweethaven

God must love us

We the people

Of Sweethaven

God must have landed here

Why else

would he strand us here?

Where the air

is nice and clear


even sounds so near

To Heaven

God will always bless


God will always

bless Sweethaven

God will always bless


You just dock?

- I have.

- Uh-huh.

There'll be 25 cents

docking tax.

What for?

Where's your seacraft?

It ain't no seacraft.

It's me dinghy,

and it's under the wharf.

Aha. Ah, huh.

This your goods?

- They is.

- Yeah?

You're new in town, right?

You call this a town?


Well, first of all,

there's 17 cents

new-in-town tax.

Then there's 45 cents

rowboat-under-the-wharf tax,

and one dollar


lying-around-the-wharf tax.

So, all together,

you owe the Commodore


Ah, who's this Commodore?

That the nature of a question?

There's a nickel question tax.

Oh, forget it.

I see what you're up to here.

Here we go.

Exact change, please.

I'm an exact-change taxman.

Oh. Mmm. Here's a dollar.

Here's a red cent.

Here's a franc.

A peso.

Here's a guilder.

Oh, sorry I'm taking

your time.

There's a dime; there we go.

There's one quarter.

Curiosity tax.

Hey, I paid me tax.

Oh, tax this, tax that.

Ooh, my nightmare don't...

Mmm, I gets disgustipated.

"Have you paid your tax?"

I got it, I got it.

No, I-I got it.

I got it, I got it.

Don't worry, I got it.

Holy cow.

Looks like me old pipe.

Wonder what it's doing here?

What a coinkydink.

Hey! What is this?

This ain't the orchestra pit.

Oh, lookit there.

Nobody seems to care...

You've got so much

to bear, ma'am.

Can I...?

Blow me down!

That's it, that...!

Oh, it's the wind and air...

Just try to double dare

to... blow me down.

Awk! Wait for me!

Hello, there, mate.

Maybe, uh...

Ah, blow me down.

It's no bother, but...

Look over there...

stranger's coming.

You'd rather not, huh?

Well, that's easy to see.

Mm-hmm, mm-hmm, mm-hmm

Wherever I go...

Ooh, nice-looking knees,

it does it for me.

Bad news!

Bad, bad, bad news.

Hmm, I don't believe that.

What a lovely day...

Well, it's still

a perfect day, but...

Oh, maybe ma'am,

you would like to...

Blow me down again, there.

It's a lovely place

Think I'd like to stay, but...

Stranger in town.

Blow me down.

Somebody roll into town?

Trouble, trouble,

trouble, trouble...

Blow me down...

local glum club.

It's friendly here...

A little scary, too.

I think I'll spend a year,

Or two, maybe thr...

Whoa, tut-tut-tut.

I yam what I yam,

wherever I go

I came from the sea...

Should've got me number,

but no one's looking it up,

ain't it?


Good day... Good day.

I hate you to pieces!

Kind of a greasy good day,

but that's all right.

Bunch of carrotsk?

No, no.

You ain't got no carrotsk?

What are those, prunes?

Phooey on carrots!

Take broccoli.

I am in the mood for carrotsk.

I need me vitamins.

Phooey on carrots!

Take spinach!

If I wants spinach,

I'll axk you for spinach.

So, why you didn't say so?

For you, each a dollar.

How much is the broccoli?

Nickel, maybe dime.

And the spinach?

Dime, maybe quarter.

Then how come

carrotsk is a dollar?

Dollar fifty.

You buy what I don't feel

like selling,

it'll cost you $2.

All right, here you go.

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Jules Feiffer

Jules Ralph Feiffer (born January 26, 1929) is an American syndicated cartoonist and author, who was considered the most widely read satirist in the country. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 as America's leading editorial cartoonist, and in 2004 he was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame. He wrote the animated short Munro, which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1961. The Library of Congress has recognized his "remarkable legacy", from 1946 to the present, as a cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, adult and children's book author, illustrator, and art instructor.When Feiffer was 17 (in the mid-1940s) he became assistant to cartoonist Will Eisner. There he helped Eisner write and illustrate his comic strips, including The Spirit. He then became a staff cartoonist at The Village Voice beginning in 1956, where he produced the weekly comic strip titled Feiffer until 1997. His cartoons became nationally syndicated in 1959 and then appeared regularly in publications including the Los Angeles Times, the London Observer, The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, and The Nation. In 1997 he created the first op-ed page comic strip for the New York Times, which ran monthly until 2000. He has written more than 35 books, plays and screenplays. His first of many collections of satirical cartoons, Sick, Sick, Sick, was published in 1958, and his first novel, Harry, the Rat With Women, in 1963. He wrote The Great Comic Book Heroes in 1965: the first history of the comic-book superheroes of the late 1930s and early 1940s and a tribute to their creators. In 1979 Feiffer created his first graphic novel, Tantrum. By 1993 he began writing and illustrating books aimed at young readers, with several of them winning awards. Feiffer began writing for the theater and film in 1961, with plays including Little Murders (1967), Feiffer's People (1969), and Knock Knock (1976). He wrote the screenplay for Carnal Knowledge (1971), directed by Mike Nichols, and Popeye (1980), directed by Robert Altman. Besides writing, he is currently an instructor with the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton. more…

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