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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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Storyline

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!


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

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$98,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Before this film went into production Geena Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer were in talks to star in a pirate movie called Mistress of the Seas. Paul Verhoeven was in talks to direct. Ironically, that movie was shelved because the studio didn't believe an action film with a female lead could be financially successful. See more »

Goofs

When Morgan is fleeing on the coach, the British ship opens fire on her with cannon which have absolutely no recoil and fire exploding shot. See more »

Quotes

Morgan: [about the Lieutenant's gun] By the way, that won't work. See, I took your balls.
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Just a good movie to relax to.
2 February 1999 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

Cutthroat Island is a movie that you can just sit back, relax and watch it with a big goofy grin on your face. Sure it tanked at the box office, but don't disregard it totally. It's entertaining as hell. Geena Davis is rather engaging as a female pirate and Frank Langella seemed to be enjoying himself. Most people will say that this movie can't hold a candle to the pirate films of Errol Flynn, and they're right. But for a rock em sock em pirate adventure with more explosions than the high seas ever saw, watch Cutthroat Island.


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