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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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Dawg
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John Reed
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Ainslee
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Glasspoole
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Mr. Blair
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Snelgrave
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Bowen (as Chris Masterson)
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Scully
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Black Harry
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Bishop
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Captain Trotter
Ken Bones ...
Toussant
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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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$98,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Mario Kassar decided to start production by building sets, ships, and other logistical details in Malta before the first revised draft of the script was ready. He also sold the foreign distribution rights before the first revised draft. See more »

Goofs

When Shaw is below decks on Dawg's ship he shoots the lock to release the chain on the treasure. However, just before he fires it is clear that there are two padlocks on the chain, both have their keys in them. See more »

Quotes

Dawg: You plannin' to fight me with that little stick?
Morgan: No, Uncle. With this!
[Morgan reveals a loaded cannon and lights it, aiming it at Dawg]
Morgan: Bad Dawg!
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Sensational! Geena Davis met her calling in this film!
31 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has everything a pirate film should have & plenty of it! This movie is absolutely the greatest pirate movie ever filmed. Those who think otherwise must be dilly. Not only does it have a great plot that is not only both believable but the outlying scenes that take place amid the surrounding area of the main characters is fabulous. As for those have a rather pathetic attitude regarding a beautiful woman in such a role should take a peek or two at history where they will find no less than 5 fierce females pirate Captains who were well known for their skills is sword fighting, but with pistols as well. I have always been amazed by the lack of fighting &/or sea battles in so-called pirate films. In the realm of pirate movies, this film has the best overall sea battle, followed by Captain Blood, & next Pirates Of The Caribbean (The Black Pearl,) & lastly The King's Pirate. It's a shame that it wasn't promoted better. It was already out on VHS tape before I ever knew it existed.


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