High Wind in Jamaica
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High Wind in Jamaica
Based on a novel by Richard Hughes, this drama takes an unusual look at both seafaring pirates and the true nature of children. The Thorntons, a British family living in Jamaica, decide to pull up stakes and sail back to England after Frederick Thornton (Nigel Davenport) and his wife (Isabel Dean) decide that life in the Caribbean is having a negative effect on her children's sense of order and discipline. While returning home, their ship is attacked by Capt. Chavez (Anthony Quinn), who along with his first mate Zac (James Coburn), begins to loot the ship for valuables. However, in the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[It is] a criminally underappreciated movie that may be seen through the eyes of a child but is not scared to see the world as the cruel and confusing place it sometimes is."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"What might have happened to the Lost Boys if they'd left Neverland and taken up with the pirates."
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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