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With: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith, Bill Irwin
Written by: Jules Feiffer (music & lyrics by Harry Nilsson)
Directed by: Robert Altman
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 113
Date: 12/12/1980

Popeye (1980)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Spinach Doctor

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Most people hate this rambling, Robert Altman-directed comic strip movie, but I loved it as a kid and I still love it. Cartoonist Jules Feiffer wrote the screenplay, Harry Nilsson provided the wonderful songs, and Robin Williams gives a dead-on perfect interpretation of everyone's favorite Spinach-eating sailor. Best of all, no one in the history of movies has been better cast than Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl. Paramount's new disc is letterboxed in 1-2.35, but contains no extras.

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