Act of Piracy

Act of Piracy is a 1988 American/South African thriller film directed by John Cardos and starring Gary Busey, Belinda Bauer and Ray Sharkey.[4] While enjoying an exotic cruise to Australia, a family yacht is taken over by terrorists. It is also known as Barracuda.

Act of Piracy
Directed byJohn 'Bud' Cardos
Produced byEdgar Bold
Igo Kantor
Written byHal Reed
StarringGary Busey
Belinda Bauer
Ray Sharkey
Nancy Mulford
Music byMorton Stevens
CinematographyVincent G. Cox
Edited byEttie M. Feldman
Release date
1988 (South Africa)[1][2][3]
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States
South Africa


Ted Andrews (Gary Busey) persuades his ex-wife Sandy (Belinda Bauer) to let their kids Mark (Mathew Stewardson) and Tracey (Candicé Hillebrand) accompany him and his girlfriend Laura Warner (Nancy Mulford) on a journey on his multimillion-dollar yacht to Australia, where he plans to sell the yacht.

However, after a few days, it turns out that Laura is member of a terrorist organization led by Jack Wilcox (Ray Sharkey), who wants the boat as a base for his operations. Jack takes over the yacht and only Ted can escape, and as a result, Mark and Tracey are kept as hostages.

Together with Sandy, Ted starts an international search to find Wilcox, and rescue Mark and Tracey.



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