Cutthroat Island is a 1995 romantic comedy action adventure film directed by Renny Harlin. The film stars Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, and Frank Langella. The film, having endured a notoriously troubled and chaotic production involving multiple rewrites and recasts, received mixed reviews with criticism towards the incoherent script, one-dimensional characters and the lack of chemistry between the protagonist duo whereas the high production values, action sequences, shooting locations and the musical score were praised. It became a massive box office bomb. It was the last film from Carolco Pictures before its closure, until the company's relaunch in 2015. However, its swash-buckling soundtrack, composed by John Debney is considered one of the best movie scores of all time.