Cutthroat Island (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  22 December 1995 (USA)
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A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Reed
Mr. Blair
Bowen (as Chris Masterson)
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...
Black Harry
Carl Chase ...
Peter Geeves ...
Angus Wright ...
Captain Trotter
Ken Bones ...


Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before they mutiny against her. This is made yet more difficult by the efforts of the British crown to end her piratical raids. Written by Stern

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The Course Has Been Set. There Is No Turning Back. Prepare Your Weapons. Summon Your Courage. Discover the Adventure of a Lifetime!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong pirate action/violence and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pirata  »

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Box Office


$98,000,000 (estimated)


$11,000,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Geena Davis' "impossible stunt" (jumping out of a window, rolling onto the roof of a building, and landing on a moving carriage) was a digital composite of two shots; one shot of her falling, and a second shot of her already in the carriage, pretending she just landed there. See more »


In the scene where Morgan and Shaw are running from the town after fighting with Dawg brown, a plastic garbage bag (most likely filled with acetylene for an explosion) can be seen rolling off the porch. See more »


Black Harry: [his last words] Once in your life, Morgan... Do as I tell you.
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Tongue in cheek action/adventure fun
31 January 2005 | by (norway) – See all my reviews

I bought this on DVD not having heard of it or read any reviews so I watched it with an open mind. It is for me a good, fun to watch, action movie which entertained me - so I don't care if it wasn't (or ever will be) Oscar material - it just entertained me and that is why I watch films. The locations used in the film are first class as are the costumes. The fact that many of the stunts in the film were performed by the actors and not stunt doubles seems to add an immediacy and credibility to the film. There is what I would call "non-nasty" violence in the film (think of the A-Team) and occasional language which although again not really nasty, could deter parents from allowing the younger members of the family from sitting down and watching this as a kind of family matinée film.

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