History Film / CutthroatIsland

21st May '16 3:09:31 AM erforce
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''Cutthroat Island'' is a 1995 pirate movie starring Geena Davis and directed by her then-husband Renny Harlin. The film has gone down in history as one of the biggest {{Box Office Bomb}}s of all time; in the same league as the likes of ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'', ''[[Film/{{Cleopatra}} Cleopatra]]'', ''Film/HeavensGate'', and ''Film/{{Ishtar}}''. It wasn't that the film failed to sell tickets. It earned $10 million in the United States market alone, the 108th most successful film of its year. But when your budget is closer to $115 million, do the math. The film's failure [[CreatorKiller effectively led to the closure]] of Creator/CarolcoPictures (who went bankrupt six weeks before the film's release). The film is thus regarded as one of the last whose failure actually destroyed the studio that produced it. The film also [[GenreKiller killed the bankability]] of the pirate genre, which wasn't revived until ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' took off. Although it dented their careers at the time, Davis and Harlin both seem to have gotten on more or less okay in the long run. Screenwriter Robert King also managed to recover, having co-created ''Series/TheGoodWife''.

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''Cutthroat Island'' is a 1995 pirate movie starring Geena Davis and directed by her then-husband Renny Harlin.Creator/RennyHarlin. The film has gone down in history as one of the biggest {{Box Office Bomb}}s of all time; in the same league as the likes of ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'', ''[[Film/{{Cleopatra}} Cleopatra]]'', ''Film/HeavensGate'', and ''Film/{{Ishtar}}''. It wasn't that the film failed to sell tickets. It earned $10 million in the United States market alone, the 108th most successful film of its year. But when your budget is closer to $115 million, do the math. The film's failure [[CreatorKiller effectively led to the closure]] of Creator/CarolcoPictures (who went bankrupt six weeks before the film's release). The film is thus regarded as one of the last whose failure actually destroyed the studio that produced it. The film also [[GenreKiller killed the bankability]] of the pirate genre, which wasn't revived until ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' took off. Although it dented their careers at the time, Davis and Harlin both seem to have gotten on more or less okay in the long run. Screenwriter Robert King also managed to recover, having co-created ''Series/TheGoodWife''.
21st Apr '16 7:16:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. Morgan gets beat to crap in many of the fights. Her face isn't spared. She sports a split lip, slashed eyebrow, and multiple scratches and cuts to her face throughout the film.
20th Feb '16 12:33:09 AM Cindylover1969
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''Cutthroat Island'' is a 1995 pirate movie starring Geena Davis and directed by her then-husband Renny Harlin. The film has gone down in history as one of the biggest {{Box Office Bomb}}s of all time; in the same league as the likes of ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'', ''[[Film/{{Cleopatra}} Cleopatra]]'', ''Film/HeavensGate'', and ''Film/{{Ishtar}}''. It wasn't that the film failed to sell tickets. It earned $10 million in the United States market alone, the 108th most successful film of its year. But when your budget is closer to $115 million, do the math. The film's failure [[CreatorKiller effectively led to the closure]] of Creator/CarolcoPictures (who went bankrupt six weeks before the film's release). The film is thus regarded as one of the last whose failure actually destroyed the studio that produced it. The film also [[GenreKiller killed the bankability]] of the pirate genre, which wasn't revived until ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' took off. Although it dented their careers at the time, Davis and Harlin both seem to have gotten on more or less okay in the long run.

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''Cutthroat Island'' is a 1995 pirate movie starring Geena Davis and directed by her then-husband Renny Harlin. The film has gone down in history as one of the biggest {{Box Office Bomb}}s of all time; in the same league as the likes of ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'', ''[[Film/{{Cleopatra}} Cleopatra]]'', ''Film/HeavensGate'', and ''Film/{{Ishtar}}''. It wasn't that the film failed to sell tickets. It earned $10 million in the United States market alone, the 108th most successful film of its year. But when your budget is closer to $115 million, do the math. The film's failure [[CreatorKiller effectively led to the closure]] of Creator/CarolcoPictures (who went bankrupt six weeks before the film's release). The film is thus regarded as one of the last whose failure actually destroyed the studio that produced it. The film also [[GenreKiller killed the bankability]] of the pirate genre, which wasn't revived until ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' took off. Although it dented their careers at the time, Davis and Harlin both seem to have gotten on more or less okay in the long run.
run. Screenwriter Robert King also managed to recover, having co-created ''Series/TheGoodWife''.


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* SpoilerTitle: The track titles for the soundtrack album pretty much tell you the story of the movie.
21st Dec '15 8:18:47 PM Adept
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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: The entire soundtrack by JohnDebney, but most especially the track Main Tile / Morgan's Ride.

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: The entire soundtrack by JohnDebney, Music/JohnDebney, but most especially the track Main Tile / Morgan's Ride.
19th Oct '15 4:01:32 PM fgenzo159
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** When Morgan drops the chandelier on the table at Mordachai place, a barrel (probably black powder) instantly catches fire and the ''whole frickin' place'' blows up. Then, about ten seconds later, Mr. Blair and a few RedShirt show up to blow up the whole place a second time ''with 17th-century grenade launchers''!

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** When Morgan drops the chandelier on the table at Mordachai place, a barrel (probably black powder) instantly catches fire and the ''whole frickin' place'' blows up. Then, about ten seconds later, Mr. Blair and a few RedShirt show up to blow up the whole place a second time ''with 17th-century grenade launchers''!launchers''! Things keep blowing up for a minute, including some coffins and a well. With, you know, water in it.
19th Oct '15 3:55:10 PM fgenzo159
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** When Morgan drops the chandelier on the table at Mordachai place, a barrel (probably black powder) catches fire and the ''whole frickin' place'' blows up.

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** When Morgan drops the chandelier on the table at Mordachai place, a barrel (probably black powder) instantly catches fire and the ''whole frickin' place'' blows up. Then, about ten seconds later, Mr. Blair and a few RedShirt show up to blow up the whole place a second time ''with 17th-century grenade launchers''!
19th Oct '15 3:48:29 PM fgenzo159
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** When Morgan drops the chandelier on the table at Mordachai place, a barrel (probably black powder) catches fire and the ''whole frickin' place'' blows up.
10th Oct '15 6:50:22 AM ayjazz
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* AntagonisticGovernor: Governor Ainslee. He is a SmugSnake, and is a major player in the story in order to gain wealth and glory.
4th Oct '14 11:55:43 PM Sheora
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* TheStoolPigeon: [[spoiler: Reed]] betrays Morgan and her crew when the Governor gives him the choice to give her up, or be hung as a pirate himself.
4th Oct '14 11:26:13 PM Sheora
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* IronicEcho: "Hey, I said I would take care of you, didn't I?"
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