Cutthroat Island

Cutthroat Island (1995)

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Corrected entry: In the scene immediately after Gena Davis receives a wound, she drinks some whiskey, or rum, and then pours some of the drink on her wound as an antiseptic. The understanding of germs and infection didn't occur until Pasteur's discoveries in the mid 1800's, well after the time period of this film.

Correction: True however they did understand keeping a wound clean. It was well known that the wadding from a pistol shot many times carried with the ball into the wound especially if done at close range. Festering would occur and that is why they later wished to cauterize it.

Plot hole: Towards the end of the film, Morgan (Geena Davis) and Dawg (Frank Langella) are fighting to the death below decks, and Morgan pulls back a canvas sheet to show a cannon pointing right at Dawg's chest - and he stands staring at the burning fuse for a ridiculous amount of time, easily enough time for him to casually step out of the way and let the cannon blast away harmlessly. What an idiot.

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Trivia: "Cutthroat Island" was the biggest box office disaster of 1995. It cost a (reputed) $95 million to make, but was panned by the critics, and took only $11 million at the box office. The resulting $84 million 'hole' in the accounts, drove the films producers, Carolco, out of business.

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