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

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writers:

Michael Frost Beckner (story), James Gorman (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geena Davis ... Morgan Adams
Matthew Modine ... William Shaw
Frank Langella ... Dawg Brown
Maury Chaykin ... John Reed
Patrick Malahide ... Ainslee
Stan Shaw ... Mr. Glasspoole
Rex Linn ... Mr. Blair
Paul Dillon ... Snelgrave
Christopher Masterson ... Bowen (as Chris Masterson)
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Scully
Harris Yulin ... Black Harry Adams
Carl Chase Carl Chase ... Bishop
Peter Geeves Peter Geeves ... Fiddler Pirate
Angus Wright ... 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!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The production office in Phuket was located at Katina Hotel, 3 Sakdidet Road, Tambon Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand. 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

William: Congratulations, madam. There's another town you've destroyed.
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Alternate Versions

To receive a PG certificate the UK cinema version was cut by 72 seconds, with a further 4 seconds of cuts for home video. These changes included numerous edits to fight scenes, Morgan's breast being caressed during a body search, neck and arm breaks, a head butt and kicks to bodies. Almost all the impact sounds in the major fight scenes were also reduced or removed from the soundtrack. A similarly-edited pre-cut version was submitted to the BBFC in 2003 for DVD release by Momentum Pictures, which restored some of the original edits and sound effects but was still cut by an additional one second to obtain a PG rating under then-BBFC policy. See more »

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Amazon Mistress
14 December 2001 | by tedgSee all my reviews

To appreciate this film you have to:

-- Have Geena's role as Louise firmly planted in your mind, which is the case for moderately serious moviewatchers

-- Appreciate the valentine that this is from her husband -- who would go even further later

-- Live in a post-feminist mind that appreciates a woman in a man's role but secretly relishes when she is sexy, and rationalize it because she has a high IQ

-- Know that this woman did many of her own stunts at nearly 40

-- Be aware that pirating was all about sex not gold

-- Spent a fair amount of your youthful imagination with 'Treasure Island' inspired fantasies.

If so, you don't care that this movie is as bad as, say the "Jurassic Park" stuff, and for much the same reason. You just don't care.


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Language:

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Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cutthroat Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Ricasoli, Kalkara, Malta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$98,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,371,415, 25 December 1995

Gross USA:

$10,017,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,017,322
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2.39 : 1
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