Cutthroat Island [DVD] [1995]

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
58% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 7)

Special Features

  • 125 mins
  • Widescreen & standard
  • Digitally mastered
  • English: dolby digital surround 5.1
  • French: dolby surround 2.0
  • English, Français, Español subtitles
  • English captioning
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene access
  • Production notes
  • Cast & crew bios
  • Theatrical teaser & trailer


Cutthroat Island
Geena Davis stars in this adventure saga as the most swashbuckling female pirate to ever lay waste to the seven seas. Morgan Adams (Davis) is the daughter of a pirate who has followed in her father's footsteps. When he dies, he passes along his ship, a crew of bandits, and one third of a treasure map (which happens to be tattooed on his skull). Morgan is eager to search out the rest of the map and retrieve the riches, but the fragment she holds is in Latin. Morgan then buys a well-educated slave, William Shaw (Matthew Modine), who can read the ancient language and already has a taste for the criminal life. However, Morgan and William are not long into their search when they discover that someone else is following the same trail for the rest of the treasure map: Dawg Brown (Frank Langella), Morgan's uncle and as black-hearted a scurvy dog as ever boarded a ship. As Morgan and Dawg battle each other over the fragments of the map, a British journalist (Maury Chaykin) covers their feud for the penny press. William Shaw was originally to have been played by Michael Douglas, who dropped out in the early stages of this troubled production. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Geena Davis
    Geena Davis - Morgan Adams
  • Matthew Modine
    Matthew Modine - William Shaw
  • Frank Langella
    Frank Langella - Dawg Brown
  • Maury Chaykin
    Maury Chaykin - John Reed
  • Patrick Malahide
    Patrick Malahide - Ainslee

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad movie, bad quality

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    OK I knew going in this was a bad movie (my recollection was it was fun, but I don't know what kind of drugs I was on in the 80s or 90s when this came out but...) Worse is that the movie does not fill the screen! I think it was adapted for square TVs or something, but today's TVs are rectangular -- so it had a thick black border around it making the picture a LOT smaller than the TV screen. Save the $5, buy a coffee.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Action Packed Pirate Fun!


    It's an older movie, but it's pretty good for its age. It was the best Pirate movie I'd seen until Pirates of the Caribbean. But if you tried to make Pirates of the Caribbean in the same time period, it would have sucked. Cutthroat island is action packed, has a good treasure hunting story, and Geena Davis does her own stunts in this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a good purchase


    I only watched this movie once and that was all I needed. Obviously this was a low budget film and Geena Davis wasn't at her best. Not a good movie. To whoever said this was the greatest pirate film ever...Try watching Pirates of the Carribean or Nate and Hayes...Sorry, but this movie just doesn't cut it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Skip This One


    Really one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I'm quite shocked it was even released on dvd. Widescreen and full-screen viewing options for those who want to bother.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price on movies

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    I really easy to use online services to purchase products

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cutthroat Island

    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    Cutthroat Island is one of the best pirate movies of all time. It will keep you guessing till the very end

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of Action. PIRATES!!


    what movies are for, lots of action, good clean fun, for everybody. And lots of pirates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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