Cutthroat Island

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.

Trivia: Before Matthew Modine accepted the male lead role, it was reportedly turned down by Michael Douglas, Keanu Reeves, Jeff Bridges, Ralph Fiennes, Charlie Sheen and Michael Keaton.

Trivia: The 17th-century battle ships used in the film were working replicas and cost US$1 million each.

Plot hole: When Morgan and her Slave/New Boyfriend are escaping from the burning ship, which is going to explode any second, they emerge onto the deck, run up a flight of stairs, cross the deck to the stern rail, look about themselves, then dive overboard. They know the ship is about to explode and are desperate to get overboard. The railings are about a metre away from the hatch they emerge from in the first place - why not just jump overboard there?

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Morgan: Stop your chatter and say something Latin-ish.

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