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Cutthroat Island (1995)

A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.

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John Reed
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Ainslee
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Snelgrave
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Bowen (as Chris Masterson)
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Carl Chase ...
Bishop
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Fiddler Pirate
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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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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

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La pirata  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$98,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,381,000 (USA) (24 December 1995)

Gross:

$10,017,322 (USA)
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Carolco Pictures had finished preproduction on another mega production at the time, called 'Crusade', to be directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Filming was slated to begin, but the movie was canceled at the last moment, when Carolco could not finance two blockbusters at the same time. They opted to do the less costly Cutthroat Island (1995), which later went massively over budget, and put the already ailing studio further in debt. Verhoeven went on to make Showgirls (1995) instead, largely as a favor to Mario Cassar in an attempt to save Carolco from financial downfall. After both Cutthroat Island and Showgirls bombed at the box office, the studio was bankrupted, and Crusade was shelved indefinitely. See more »

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As earlier, at the commencement of the final ship-to-ship battle between the two ships, though they are both sailing at relatively high speed, with one rapidly approaching the other, at the moment firing commences, it is clear that they are both standing completely still, as if at anchor. See more »

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Morgan: They're backwards.
William: I assure you ma'am, they're normal in every respect.
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Controversial, but some may like it
27 June 2004 | by (California US) – See all my reviews

This is certainly a controversial film, with some who dislike it. And one also cannot ignore that the film has lost a lot of money. However, I was one that actually enjoyed the film - a lot. It was a good film for me to just simply "enjoy". And that is one great reason for watching movies in the first place.

I did like Geena Davis in the main role. In fact, the two roles that I liked her the best in were Cutthroat Island and Last Kiss Goodnight. I would have loved to see her do more of these action type roles. She is certainly good in other roles, but I prefer her in the action roles such as this one.

I was indeed surprised when visiting the Guiness Records building in Hollywood California, and learning that this movie was the largest box office loss. My feelings on learning that were "but, I liked it".


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