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Geena Davis stars in this adventure saga as the most swashbuckling female pirate to ever lay waste to the seven seas. Morgan Adams (Davis) is the daughter of a pirate who has followed in her father's footsteps. When he dies, he passes along his ship, a crew of bandits, and one third of a treasure map (which happens to be tattooed on his skull). Morgan is eager to search out the rest of the map and retrieve the riches, but the fragment she holds is in Latin. Morgan then buys a well-educated slave, William Shaw (Matthew Modine), who can read the ancient language and already has a taste for the criminal life. However, Morgan and William are not long into their search when they discover that someone else is following the same trail for the rest of the treasure map: Dawg Brown (Frank Langella), Morgan's uncle and as black-hearted a scurvy dog as ever boarded a ship. As Morgan and Dawg battle each other over the fragments of the map, a British journalist (Maury Chaykin) covers their feud for the penny press. William Shaw was originally to have been played by Michael Douglas, who dropped out in the early stages of this troubled production. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Geena Davis
as Morgan Adams
Matthew Modine
as William Shaw
Frank Langella
as Dawg Brown
Maury Chaykin
as John Reed
Patrick Malahide
as Ainslee
Stan Shaw
as Glasspoole
Tam White
as Fleming
Carl Chase
as Bishop
Ken Bones
as Toussant
Peter Geeves
as Fiddler Pirate
Rex Linn
as Mr. Blair
Rupert Vansittart
as Captain Perkins
Paul Dillon
as Snelgrave
Thomas Lockyer
as Lieutenant
Dickey Beer
as Executioner
Mary Peach
as Lady
Roger Booth
as Auctioneer
Christopher Adamson
as Dawg's Pirate
Jimmie F. Skaggs
as Scully
George Murcell
as Mordachai Fingers
Harris Yulin
as Black Harry

Crew

Renny Harlin
Director
Renny Harlin
Producer
Joel B. Michaels
Producer
Laurence Mark
Producer
James Gorman
Producer
James Gorman
Screen Story
Bruce A. Evans
Screen Story
Ray Gideon
Screen Story
Marc Norman
Screenwriter
Peter Levy
Cinematographer
John Debney
Composer (Music Score)
Ralph Winters
Editor
Norman Garwood
Production Designer
Keith Pain
Art Director
Lynwood Spinks
Co-producer
John Baldecchi
Co-producer
Jane Bartelme
Associate Producer
Mario Kassar
Executive Producer
Norman Garwood
Executive Producer
Maggie Gray
Set Designer
Enrico Sabbatini
Costume Designer
Ivan Sharrock
Sound/Sound Designer
Kuki Lopez Rodero
First Assistant Director
Jordi Casares
Stunts
Dickey Beer
Stunts
Vic Armstrong
Stunts
Mindy Marin
Casting
Paul Engelen
Makeup
Kathryn Bihr
Makeup
Rebecca Spikings
Co-Executive Producer
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