Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Malta And The Movies (3): Cutthroat Island (1995)

Cutthroat Island is an action-packed pirate movie that starred Geena Davis, Matthew Modine and Frank Langella and was partially filmed in Malta. It was released in 1995. Although it tanked at the box office it enjoyed modest popularity locally – which is understandable since some of the filming took place here and also because many people were enrolled as extras. Cutthroat Island is a swashbuckling adventure with a female heroine, a motley cast of rogues, a secret island and buried treasure. The plot is not particularly original and the ending is predictable. But is is an entertaining movie to watch if only for the stunts and for catching glimpses of Malta. I have included what I believe to be one of the most memorable scenes.

It was filmed at, what is now, the Birgu Waterfront. Back in the mid-1990s, this part of the harbour was mainly used by fishermen to berth their boats. Did you recognise the two buildings below in the movie clip?

Birgu 148Birgu 150


  1. Hello Loree:
    Having watched your small clip from 'Cutthroat Island' we should probably, we regret to say, have difficulty in mustering up even 3 out of 10. But we can understand the interest for people who know Malta well.

  2. What a beautiful setting for a movie!

  3. Haven't seen it, might look it up now!

  4. 'The plot is not particularly original and the ending is predictable.'

    :) :)

    That is often the way.

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