The Pirates of Penzance

February 1983

Pirates of Penzance, starring Linda Ronstadt, will be the first major motion picture to have its premiere directly in American homes. In a tale that parallels the swashbuckling duels of Pirates, Universal Pictures has parried theater owners' claims to first-run exclusivity.

by Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres, a San Francisco-based freelance writer, is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone.

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