NC Muppet: Well, top titties! Nostalgia Monopoly, (does a double downwards finger gun gesture) suckers! Sleepless in Seattle vs. NChick: $98 million budget and a $4 million opening weekend. NChick (VO): (as Morgan) Aha! NChick: Hey, I said he was trying; I didn't say he was good. Dawg has another piece, having stolen it from the corpse of a third brother, Richard, while a fourth brother, Mordechai, has the last piece. It debuted at No. It was a box office bomb, having one of the highest losses when adjusted for inflation in film history at $147 million. A sea fight ensues, during which Shaw escapes and Ainslee, his men and Reed are killed by cannon fire. Why did I chop her rope so she could safely land on the cushy thing?! A similar shot is shown in The Curse of the Black Pearl. Oh yeah, and it was terrible. 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It is based on the film Cutthroat Island.When the game was first released, it featured a promotion by which players could find hidden treasure chests in the game and enter a contest to win real world prizes. as well as making the Guinness World Record as the biggest box-office bomb of all-time. NChick (VO): Yeah. A shot of Dawg's boat is shown, and the water is suprisingly calm. Cutthroat Island grossed $10,017,322 in the domestic market. Back to Cutthroat Island; the ships are shown. All Time | What's the outcome if either side wins? NChick: (pause, biting her lip) I don't even know what a smallie accent sounds like. Nice try, gravity! CUTTHROAT ISLAND. It is spelled like this, yes. Morgan: (as a prostitute; to a pirate trying to frisk her) Sweetheart, all that costs money. NChick: (as "Aunt Morgan") Hey, since your mom's out of town, I could take you to go see a movie... that's rated "R"! Privacy Policy Ow, that smarts! NChick (VO): Oh, never mind, the fight scene's about to start; so, here, the fight scene in the third act. NChick: Which is... bad? It stars Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, and Frank Langella. Oh, yes. It's almost like nobody gave a shit. She looks to the left; in the flashback, the NC Muppet opens its mouth. Harlin convinced producer Mario Kassar to cast Davis, who was known for light comedies, in hopes that it would turn her into an action-adventure star. NChick (VO): And the thing is, it's not like there weren't historical... NChick: ...awesome female pirates. The crew then goes to Mordechai in Spittlefield Harbor. International | NChick (VO): That could make an awesome movie. And in Matthew Modine, they found this sort of bargain-brand WalMart Errol Flynn. Party B being the director, Renny Harlin, who also directed The Long Kiss Goodnight... A poster is shown of The Long Kiss Goodnight. All of the hells, yes. Black Harry has one of three pieces of a map to a huge stash of gold on the remote Cutthroat Island. After threatening a man determined to outbid her, Morgan wins the auction. theaters, 3.4 weeks average run per theater. and by IMDbPro - an During the storm, Reed sends a carrier pigeon revealing their location to Ainslee. It has neither the infamy of (shows poster for...) The Room, nor (shows footage of) Battlefield Earth, nor even it's closest peer and equally bad idea, Showgirls. 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To fund this endeavor, the cash-starved company cancelled its only other project under production, Crusade starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, losing $13 million in the process but freeing up additional money for Cutthroat Island. NChick (VO): Like, take a look at this scene from the very beginning of the movie: Geena Davis has just had sex with some random guy and we never find out who he is and he never shows back up again and he's like, "Muhr! See, there's no menace in her performance, there's not really any camp, either; she's just... there. Consequently, Harlin did not like what he saw when shooting was set to begin, leading to expensive rebuilding and rewriting. Unfortunately, she is recognized from her wanted poster and is chased out of town, along with her crew and Shaw. Indoor scenes were shot at Mediterranean Film Studios in Kalkara, Malta, and models were shot at the Paddock Tank at Pinewood Studios, in Iver Heath, England. NChick (VO): First off, this movie is nigh unriffable because it's painfully difficult to pay attention to. But unless you're really into pirate movies, it's not a necessary film. A sketch of Grace O'Malley is shown, followed by a statue of her. Morgan directs hers toward a coral reef and a gale. Was Cutthroat Island ahead of its time? We'll join with Mordecai! But, you know, they never really go there with the gender issue, they kinda go there without going there. [19] as well as making the Guinness World Record as the biggest box-office bomb of all-time. company. As Shaw is captured and they make their way out to sea with the gold, Morgan sneaks aboard the Morning Star and retakes it from Scully and the mutineers. Oliver Reed was originally cast for a cameo as Mordechai Fingers, but was fired after getting in a bar fight and attempting to expose himself to Davis while intoxicated. Cutthroat Island is a 1995 adventure swashbuckler film directed by Renny Harlin and written by Robert King and Marc Norman based on a story by Michael Frost Beckner, James Gorman, Bruce A. Evans, and Raymond Gideon. Yeah, there was a treasure, but there was a lot more to it than that. (this week), The Worst (and Least Awful) Female Superhero Movies, Lindsay’s Top Ten Favorite Movies of 2012, The Mortal Instruments and Young Adult Adaptations, Top Ten Somewhat Arbitrarily Ranked Worst Movies of 2013, Nostalgic Foods of Yore feat. NChick: You know, it's odd how Cutthroat Island kinda feels like a ripoff of a movie that wouldn't come out for another 8 years. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 38% rating based on 40 reviews, with an average rating of 4.43/10. and NChick (VO): Oh my god, that's actually kind of cool. A shot shows two ships side by side, firing cannons at each other. company. Or Showgirls? NC Muppet: No! NChick (VO): But the quality of the movie itself makes a lot more sense when you find out that nobody in the movie wanted anything to do with it. NChick (VO): ...starring Geena Davis, which I guess was his least bad movie. Movie doesn't explain this? When Harlin fired the chief camera operator following a dispute, more than two dozen crew members quit. Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson, Jeff Bridges, Ralph Fiennes, Charlie Sheen, Michael Keaton, Tim Robbins, Daniel Day-Lewis and Gabriel Byrne all turned down the role of Shaw before Modine agreed to do the role, partly due to his experience as a fencer. Cutthroat Island had een budget van 98 miljoen dollar, maar bracht er 11 miljoen op. NChick (VO): Along with Showgirls, it helped destroy the production company that made it, Carolco. Then again, the movie didn’t have Johnny Depp doing his best Keith Richards. Movie, did you not have any PAs offscreen like slapping the water to make this set look even a little oceany? [21], Harlin was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director for his work on the film, but lost to Paul Verhoeven for Showgirls. Box Office Mojo and IMDb are trademarks or registered trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. We've already secured the funds from our foreign investors and you're contractually obligated to do it! NChick: (whining) But I don't wanna to review Cutthroat Island! Scenes of both Cutthroat Island and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl are shown. NChick: So at the very end of the battle between Morgan and Dawg, there was a moment where I almost kinda got engaged. 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