Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean
Curse of the Black Pearl
Dead Man's Chest
At World's End

Curse of the Black Pearl

The First Film

Johnny Depp - Jack Sparrow

Geoffrey Rush - Barbossa

Orlando Bloom - Will Turner

Keira Knightley - Elizabeth Swann

Jack Davenport - Norrington

Jonathan Pryce - Governor Weatherby Swann

Lee Arenberg - Pintel

Mackenzie Crook - Ragetti

Damian O'Hare - Lt. Gillette

Giles New - Murtogg

Angus Barnett - Mullroy

David Bailie - Cotton

Michael Berry Jr. - Twigg

Isaac C. Singleton Jr. - Bo'sun

Kevin McNally - Joshamee Gibbs

David Schofield - Mercer

Treva Etienne - Koehler

Zoe Saldana - Anamaria

Nej Adamson - Short Sailor

Guy Siner - Harbormaster

Ralph P. Martin - Mr. Brown

Paula J. Newman – Estrella

Paul Keith - Butler

Dylan Smith - Young Will

Lucinda Dryzek - Young Elizabeth

Luke de Woolfson - Frightened Sailor

Michael Sean Tighe - Seedy Looking Prisoner

Greg Ellis - Officer

Dustin Seavey - Sentry

Georges Trillat - Skinny Man

Israel Aduramo - Crippled Man

Christian Martin - Steersman

Trevor Goddard - Grapple

Vince Lozano - Jacoby

Ben Wilson - Seedy Prisoner #2

Robbie Gee - Shrimper (Montage)

Antonio Valentino - Seedy Prisoner #3

Lauren Maher - Scarlett

Matthew Bowyer - Sailor/Edinburgh

Brye Cooper - Mallot

Mike Babcock - Seedy Prisoner #4

Owen Finnegan - Town Clerk

John Boswall - Wyvern

Ian McIntyre - Sailor

Vanessa Branch - Giselle

Christopher Adamson - Jimmy Legs/Dutchman

Sam Roberts - Crying Boy

Ben Roberts - Crying Boy

Martin Klebba - Marty

Félix Castro - Moises: Jack's Crew

Mike Haberecht - Kursar: Jack's Crew

Rudolph McColam - Matelot: Jack's Crew

Natsuko Ohama - Cannibal Woman #1

Josie Dapar - Cannibal Woman #2

Gerard J. Reyes - Tearlach: Jack's Crew

M. Scott Shields - Duncan: Jack's Crew

Christopher Sullivan - Ladbroc: Jack's Crew

David Keyes - Scuttled Ship Helmsman

Craig Thomson - Crimp: Jack's Crew

Fred Toft - Quartetto: Jack's Crew

D.P. FitzGerald - Weatherby: Barbossa's Crew

Jerry Gauny - Ketchum: Barbossa's Crew

Maxie J. Santillan Jr. - Maximo: Barbossa's Crew

Michael Earl Lane - Monk: Barbossa's Crew

John Mackey - Turkish Prisoner #1

Spider Madison - Turkish Prisoner #2

Tobias McKinney - Dog Ear: Barbossa's Crew

Bud Mathis - Turkish Prisoner #3

David Patykewich - Clubba: Barbossa's Crew

Marco Khan - Turkish Guard #1

Tommy Schooler - Scarus: Barbossa's Crew

Michael A. Thompson - Simbakka: Barbossa's Crew

Michael W. Williams - Hawksmoor: Barbossa's Crew

Jose Zelaya - Katracho: Barbossa's Crew

Finneus Egan - Scratch: Barbossa's Crew

Don LaDaga - Nipperkin: Barbossa's Crew

LeJon – Lejon

Christopher S. Capp - Parrot Voice

Gregory Alosio - Pirate

Jordi Caballero - Pirate

Paul Cagney - Sailor

Brazil Joseph Grisaffi III - Marine


The story starts when Swann, the new governor of Port Royal, Jamaica, and his daughter Elizabeth set out from England to the Caribbean, escorted by Lieutenant Norrington. They come upon a shipwreck with a sole survivor: a boy named Will Turner. Elizabeth discovers a golden skull medallion around Will's neck and, fearing that he will be executed as a pirate, quickly hides it from the others. Just before the ship continues its journey, Elizabeth briefly glimpses another ship with shredded black sails vanishing in the mists.  Eight years later, Norrington is being appointed Commodore, and Elizabeth attends his promotion ceremony. Norrington begins to propose to Elizabeth on the battlements, but before he can formally state his proposal she faints due to the tightness of her corset, tumbling over the wall into the ocean. Destitute pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, only just arrived in Port Royal, rescues Elizabeth from drowning. Strangely, the skull medallion (which Elizabeth is wearing around her neck) emits a mysterious pulse through the water as she is falling to the bottom of the sea. When Jack returns to dry land after saving her, the occupying British forces attempt to arrest him for his previous crimes — including piracy, for which he has been branded on the forearm by the British East India Company (pirate lore suggests the tattoos were actually placed on the foreheads of the convicted). As he tries to escape, Sparrow meets Will Turner — now the local blacksmith's apprentice, who is in love with Elizabeth but is too shy and refined to admit his feelings to her — and, following a swordfight with Turner, Sparrow is knocked unconscious by Will's employer (who slept through the entire swordfight) and arrested.  That night, Port Royal is besieged by the infamous ghost ship known as the Black Pearl — a black vessel crewed by a vicious, bloodthirsty crew, and captained by a man claimed to be "so evil that Hell itself spat him back out". The mysterious pulse which emanated from Elizabeth's medallion seems to have "called" the Black Pearl somehow. Crew members from the Pearl find Elizabeth (who hides her true identity as the governor's daughter by using Turner as a last name) in possession of the medallion, and take her back to their ship. She invokes the rule of parlé ("parlai" in Middle English, "parley" in modern American English—a negotiation or discussion between two parties, particularly in military situations, during which no harm can befall the adversary[1]) in order to be taken to the Captain (Sparrow's former First Mate) of the Black Pearl, Barbossa, to ask that he cease his attack on Port Royal in exchange for the medallion. Barbossa agrees but, employing a loophole in their agreements, abducts Elizabeth. The next day, Will (having seen Elizabeth taken by the Pearl's crew) fails in his passionate efforts to convince Commodore James Norrington and the Royal Navy to pursue the culprits immediately (despite the Commodore's own feelings towards Elizabeth). While the Commodore puts his faith in strategy, Will takes up an offer by Jack Sparrow to rescue Elizabeth in exchange for breaking him out of jail. After absconding with the Royal Navy's fastest ship and assembling a crew to man it on the lawless island of Tortuga (Spanish for turtle), Jack and Will set off to find Barbossa and the Black Pearl, which is heading towards Isla de Muerta — a mysterious island that's supposedly undiscoverable, save for "those who already know where it is."  Here, we learn the true story and intentions of Barbossa and his crew. The ship and its crew were once under the command of Jack Sparrow until they mutinied a decade ago, stealing the bearings for Isla de Muerta from him, and then marooning him with a pistol containing only one shot. The island contained a cursed Aztec treasure that the crew of the Black Pearl discovered — but believing the curse to be a myth, they took the Aztec treasure for themselves. Shocked by this action, Will's father, "Bootstrap Bill" Turner, the only pirate who protested against the mutiny, sent one of the cursed gold pieces away to his son in order to ensure a fitting punishment for the crew's betrayal. In retaliation, Barbossa ordered Bootstrap to be tied to a cannon and thrown overboard. Too late, the crew discovered that the curse was indeed real; in order to break it, they were required to return all the pieces of the treasure to its chest and give a blood sacrifice from everyone who removed them. As part of the curse, the crew's gluttony, greed, and lust for worldly possessions can never be satisfied, and they became undead, forced to never die or rest in their covetousness (moonlight reveals this fact, showing the pirates in its glare to be living, rotting skeletons). After a decade, they have succeeded in fulfilling almost all of the requirements to end the curse — save for obtaining the blood of Bootstrap Bill and the gold piece he stole. With the medallion (in reality, the last piece of the treasure) and Elizabeth "Turner" (who they believe is the child of Bootstrap) in their custody, Barbossa believes he finally has what he needs to lift the curse.  Jack and Will confront Barbossa and his crew at the same time the crew learns that Elizabeth is indeed not the child of Bootstrap Bill. Will, however, had overheard Jack's plan to trade him for the Black Pearl; following his own plan, he knocks Jack out and gets them both captured in a failed attempt to rescue Elizabeth, while revealing himself to the Black Pearl's crew as the true son of Bootstrap Bill. Elizabeth and Jack are stranded on the same island on which Jack was stranded a decade ago, while Will is taken back to be killed to complete the requirements to end the curse. Elizabeth burns all their supplies, as well as some of the small island's palm trees, to create a signal fire to alert Norrington of her location. Elizabeth and Jack are eventually rescued by Norrington, but Elizabeth is unable to convince him to go back and rescue Will until Elizabeth promises to marry him.  Upon arriving at the cursed island, Jack convinces Norrington's forces to lie in ambush for Barbossa's crew while he goes in and convinces them to come out. He convinces Barbossa to delay spilling Will's blood to break the curse until after they have killed the crew of the Royal Navy ship Dauntless and taken the ship. This proves to all be part of Jack's plan; however, he was not expecting the undead crew to walk along the ocean floor to the ship, which allows them to escape the planned ambush. As the Black Pearl crew engages the Royal Navy in hand-to-hand combat aboard the Dauntless, Jack steals one of the cursed coins, unseen by Barbossa, and engages in his own swordfight with his former first mate. Because of the coin he stole, Jack now has a share of the loot, so he too is cursed and thus can't be killed until the curse is lifted. Moreover, in order for the curse to be lifted, his blood must now also be given. During their fight, he distracts Barbossa long enough until both he and Will can give their blood and return their respective coins (Will has the medallion from the start of the film, Jack the coin he recently stole). As the curse ends and all the Black Pearl crew becomes mortal once again, Jack shoots Barbossa in the chest with his pistol, containing the one shot he was given when marooned after Barbossa's mutiny. Barbossa dies and drops his sour, green apple. Once they realize they're no longer cursed — and no longer immortal — Barbossa's crew surrenders to the Royal Navy.  Back at Port Royal, Norrington is forced to hang Jack as per law, but Will, who believes him decent enough a person to not deserve death, rescues Jack. Elizabeth, inspired by Will's sudden defiance, as well as his confession of love towards her, rejects marriage to Norrington and declares her feelings for Will instead. Norrington agrees to release her from her promise and Will is pardoned for his criminal act; meanwhile, Jack escapes and awkwardly falls into the ocean, to be rescued by the crew he assembled to help him earlier and who now man the Black Pearl. As the movie ends, Norrington watches as Jack sets sail for unknown adventure, impressed by the pirate enough to allow him one day's head start before setting out in pursuit.  If a viewer continues to watch the movie after the end credits, they will see a final scene on Isla de Muerta. Barbossa's pet monkey, Jack, climbs out of the water and onto the Aztec chest, where he takes a piece of the treasure. Jack's skin sloughs off and he looks at the camera for a moment before pouncing forward, the scene disappearing into his mouth.


On August 10, 2002, a fire started on the soundstage where the movie was shot. Nobody was hurt and the damage was estimated to be $350,000.

The movie is inspired by, and takes its theme from, the popular Walt Disney theme park ride of the same name.

References to the Disneyland attractions include (but are not limited to):

1.         three uses of the song "(Yo Ho, Yo Ho) A Pirate's Life for Me" by X. Atencio and George Bruns in the opening scene (sung by young Elizabeth), when Jack and Elizabeth are marooned on the island, and in the end by Jack.

2.         The jail scenes, in which the prisoners try to tempt the dog who holds the key to their cell. Jack says, "That dog is never going to move" - although the movie dog eventually does, the one in the ride doesn't. Jack later tries to tempt it with a bone, as does one of the audio-animatronic pirates in the ride.

3.         The "burning town" sequence, and within it, the redheaded prostitute (who slaps Jack), and the "stuffed pirate" drinking the rum spurting out of a barrel

4.         Jack's initial discovery of Gibbs sleeping with the pigs

5.         The line "Dead men tell no tales", said by the macaw, which is repeated throughout the ride's narration

6.         A quick shot of a skeleton sprawled on the beach of the Isla de Muerta, with a crab nearby

7.         During the raid on the town, seen is a man being dunked into a well.

8.         A skeletal Barbossa drinks wine, which trickles through his exposed ribcage, as one of the skeletal pirates do.

9.         During the battle scene between the two ships, Black Pearl and the Interceptor Captain Barbosa refers to his crew as "bloomin cockroaches" just like the captain in the ride does when his ship attacks a local town fort.

10.       In Tortuga, we see a pirate drinking rum on top of two barrels and is wobbling just like in the ride.

11.       There are references to cursed treasure in the ride: old pirates speak of cursed treasure and how you probably don't believe in it, and the line "Who knows when that evil curse will strike the greedy beholders of this bewitched treasure."

12.       The woman wearing a red dress at Tortuga island that slaps Jack and he wonders if he deserved it is a character in the ride.

13.       Part of the Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is called "Port Royal".

The film was such a success that Disney closed the Pirates of the Caribbean attractions at Disneyland and Disney World to update them. The new storyline of the attractions will be that Captain Barbosa is chasing Jack Sparrow, both of which will be added in the form of animatronics. Disneyland plans to open their attraction at the same time as the sequel is released, Disney World will open its new attraction on 7 July 2006.

Keira Knightly wore colored contact lenses like Johnny Depp's in the last scene of the movie. But since her eyes are lighter than Johnny Depp's, they had to be dark in the center and light on the outside. She complained they made her so dizzy that she threw them away the night after shooting.

When Will wakes up after being knocked out, he looks out into the port and you can see the same girl who played the young Elizabeth sweeping at a doorway (Lucinda Dryzek).

Jack Sparrow's line "...and then they made me their chief," is a tribute to British comedy series "The Fast Show" of which Johnny Depp is an ardent fan, so much so that he guest starred in one episode. The line was originally said by a character, played by Mark Williams, who usually appeared in a kitchen and is, in its entirety "...and then they made me their chief. Which was nice." The line has also been said by another character, in The Fast Show, Sir Roly Birkin (played by Paul Whitehouse), who blurts out random sentences during his drunken, mumbled ramblings. The Fast Show was shown in the US under the title "Brilliant". (Depp uses another Fast Show catchphrase (again from a Mark Williams character) in an unused version of the "parley" scene in the cave when he says, "I'll get me coat..." - this can be seen on the DVD.)

The film's last spoken line - "Bring me that horizon" - was conceived by Johnny Depp on the morning the scene was filmed.

The island Isla de Muerto is Spanish for "island of the dead". Tortuga is also Spanish, meaning "turtle".

The ship used as HMS Interceptor is an actual ship, the Lady Washington and is the official tall ship ambassador of the State of Washington. She can also be seen in Star Trek: Generations and was used as a reference for the RLS Legacy in Treasure Planet.

When returning from a night shoot on one of the Caribbean islands, Keira Knightley's boat struck a reef and went down. The only people aboard were Knightley, her mother and the boat's skipper, all of whom escaped unharmed and were rescued within a few hours. However, the incident ultimately determined that the rest of the island night shoots needed would complete filming in a studio, rather than on location.

The title was originally just "Pirates of the Caribbean" but the name was changed in the hope that it would do well at the box office and a sequel could be made.

The movie's world premiere was located at Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in California, home to the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, on June 28, 2003. This was the first ever movie premiere at Disneyland.

Johnny Depp's character, Captain Jack, is portrayed as having gold teeth in the film. These are real and Depp had his dentist implant those and others into his mouth for the production. Disney executive Michael Eisner thought there were too many and asked him to remove all but a few.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski wanted to use the massive water tank in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico used for Titanic and Pearl Harbor, but Peter Weir's film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World had the tank booked during the time Pirates was scheduled to shoot.

The "walking under the row boat" scene is a direct homage to The Crimson Pirate.

The scene where Orlando Bloom impersonates Johnny Depp's performance was devised by Bloom who asked producer Jerry Bruckheimer if he could put it into the movie.

Many of the crew got seasick while filming.

The final cannon shot during the Black Pearl's siege of the town, billows into a Mickey Mouse head shape against the night sky

In an attempt to ward off the seasickness that struck the rest of the cast and crew, Keira Knightley took a travel sickness pill... and fell asleep instead.

Clothing and smears of charcoal were used to conceal Johnny Depp's numerous tattoos. The "Jack Sparrow" tattoo on his arm in the movie is a fake, but he got a real replica after finishing the film, in honor of his son Jack.

The "Fort" in Port Royal is actually not on St. Vincent's, but at a closed down amusement park (Marineland) in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

In the cave at Isla de Muerte, one of Barboassa's pirates can be seen with what appears to be a smoking beard. According to the legends of Blackbeard (a famous pirate) he used to attach slow burning fuses to his beard before a raid.

When Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, the screenwriters, originally pitched the movie to the Disney executives in the early '90s, it was rejected.

Alan Silvestri was first suggested to provide the score but has been replaced by Klaus Badelt. However, some movie posters still show the credit "Music by Alan Silvestri". These posters also show a different story credit, omitting the fourth story writer Jay Wolpert: "Screen Story by Stuart Beattie and Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio".

Governor Swann's first name is Weatherby, Commodore's is James, and Barbossa's is Hector.

On the DVD commentary with director Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp, it is revealed that Captain Barbossa's first name is Hector.

The substance sprayed on William Turner after the sword fight between him and Captain Jack Sparrow is actually powdered chocolate.

The East Indian Trading Company really did brand pirates with a "P" but it was put on their foreheads instead of their arms.

Industrial Light and Magic designers scanned turkey jerky to create the effect of decomposing skin when the pirates turn into their skeletal forms.

The various "eunuch" lines were improvisations by Johnny Depp.

When filming in the cave, excessive makeup was added to the characters so they wouldn't looked washed out on film. When the crew realized how cool the makeup looked on Johnny Depp, they continued to use it on him for the rest of the movie.

Jimmy Buffett was offered a role as a pirate, but had to decline due to previous engagements.

The words "pirate" and "piracy" are said 56 times.

Johnny Depp wore contact lenses which served as sunglasses so he wouldn't be squinting in the sun all the time.

According to the screenwriters' commentary on the DVD, Will Turner is the best swordsman in the film, Barbossa and Commodore Norrington are evenly matched, and Jack Sparrow is actually the worst.

The monkey "Jack" is played by two capuchin monkeys. One is a 10-year old female named Tara, the other an 8-year old male named Levi.

The tattoo that Orlando Bloom got on his right wrist during The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is covered throughout most of the film. It's visible during the sword-fight in the blacksmith shop when Will raises his sword to parry after Jack's "You're not a eunuch, are you?" and again below decks on the Interceptor where Elizabeth reveals she took the medallion and Will realizes it was his blood the pirates need to lift the curse - you can see it just as he reaches to touch the medallion on her chest.

Keira Knightley's hair was extended because it was still short from her role in Bend It Like Beckham.

Having decided that pirates were the 18th century equivalent of rock stars, Johnny Depp's characterization of Sparrow was inspired by close observation of his friend Keith Richards, though he emphasized in interviews that it was not an impersonation.

Michael Keaton, Jim Carrey, and Christopher Walken were all considered for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow.

Jude Law, Ewan McGregor, Tobey Maguire, Christopher Masterson and Christian Bale were all considered for the role of Will Turner.

Error: Port Royal, Jamaica, is built on a low spit of sand south of Kingston Harbor, nowhere more than about ten feet above sea level. The movie set has it built atop hundred-foot basaltic cliffs.

Error: Elizabeth Swann's maid fills a bed warmer with red-hot coals and then places the warmer at the feet of Elizabeth, who is lying in bed. That's not the way bed warmers were used. They held warm, not red-hot, coals, and were placed in bed before one turned in and removed before the sleeper lay down. If used as shown in the movie, they would have barbecued one's feet.

Continuity Error: At the beginning of the movie, the chains on Sparrow's handcuffs are long enough for him to be able to throw a loop of chain over the rope and grab it in his other hand, but later in the movie when Sparrow is trying to take off his handcuffs the chain is much shorter (not long enough to throw a loop over the rope as he did earlier).

Continuity Error: When Captain Jack is escaping and fighting Will in the blacksmith's shop, his shirt cuffs keep altering from being under the manacles to being further up his arms. This also happens earlier on, when he is swinging in a circle to escape the guards at Port Royal.

Continuity Error: When Barbossa is chasing the Interceptor, as he is shouting commands, in one shot his teeth are perfectly white, while in the rest of the movie they are decayed.

Error: The chest of cursed Aztec gold, which Cortez was said to have taken from Mexico, depicts four representations of the primary image of the Sun Gate from the Tiahuanaco civilization, outside La Paz, Bolivia.

Continuity Error: Inside the treasure-filled cave, shafts of moonlight descend straight downward. However, the view outside shows the moon fairly low in the sky.

Error: Jack's execution uses a trapdoor-style gallows. This was not invented until the 1800s.

Error: At least twice during the movie, the left side of the ship is referred to as "port" (as in, "drop the port anchor"). "Larboard" was used until the 19th century when referring to the ship, and "port" was only for directions. "Hard a-port" or "turn to port" would have been used, but nothing referring to the port side of the ship until the 1800s.

Continuity Error: When Elizabeth is being chased through her house and hides in the dining room closet, the amount of the rug that is flipped over changes. At one point a long section of the rug is turned back, later, the turned back portion is much smaller.

Continuity Error: When Elizabeth takes the medallion out of the secret hiding place, her fingernails are short. When Captain Jack saves her from being shot during the battle between both ships, her nails are long and manicured.

Continuity Error: When Jack is talking to the two guards on the dock, in the background you can see a man rowing a boat towards the ship by the cliffs. As the camera switches back and forth between the guards and Jack, you can see the progress of the rowboat. However, at one point the boat suddenly disappears, but wouldn't have had enough time to have rowed out of the camera's view.

Continuity Error: During the fight between the pirates and Norrington's crew at the cave, one of the two guards from the dock had been killed just moments earlier is now alive again and fighting the pirates on the deck.

Error: Shortly after having been rescued from the gallows, in one close-up Jack Sparrow can be seen wearing contact lenses (they were tinted lenses to stop him from squinting).

Continuity Error: When Jack Sparrow first arrives, the sky is full of white clouds and light blue sky, implying that it is midday and the sun is high, however when we see the close-ups of Jack, the clouds have a deep yellow tint to them as if it is sunrise or sunset.

Continuity Error: After Jack escapes from the Black Pearl's dungeon and grabs the rope (after the line "Thanks very much") his pony tail is above his bandana on the left side, not the right.

Continuity Error: When Jack escapes from the Brigg on the black pearl and stands on the side of the ship, the rope netting is on his left, then when there is a close-up of him taking the rope from the swinging pirate, the rope netting is on his right-hand side, then switches back. This is because the geography of the boat did not quite work out and so the close-up shot was reversed later in editing.

Error: When Will draws his sword on the Interceptor and tells Jack that his father wasn't a pirate, the sword makes a metallic scraping noise, despite being tucked in his belt without a sheath of any kind.

Error: When Elizabeth discovers that the pirates are cursed, a pirate is seen sitting on the capstan playing a concertina. The concertina was not invented until 1829.

Error: When Jack had just escaped and is flying around in circles around the pole, the soldiers are told to shoot him. Many of them continue to shoot, without reloading.

Continuity Error: When Elizabeth is trying to save Captain Jack Sparrow just before he puts the chain of the handcuffs around her neck, the medallion is alternately in/out of her dress between shots.

Continuity Error: When Elizabeth first boards the Black Pearl, she is hit by the bo's'n and puts her left hand to her face, palm outwards. In the next shot, her hand is palm inward.

Continuity Error: In the opening shots of young Elizabeth singing at the front of the ship, the posts on either side of her have rope on them (wrapped around them). Moments later, the post to her right has no rope wrapped around it or hanging from it.

Error: After Will And Jack commandeer the Interceptor, the ship is viewed from above, sailing on a beam reach (a point of sail in which the boat is at 90 degrees to the wind). When Jack knocks Will off the ship with the boom, he jibes the boat, causing the sail to shift positions so suddenly. In order to do this from the previous position, he would have had to turn the ship almost completely around. This would have taken well over a minute. Jack did this in less that three seconds. The sail is also filled to the wrong side while it sweeps Will off the deck.

Error: HMS Dauntless and HMS Interceptor are shown flying the British Blue Ensign. Prior to 1864, the color of a Royal Navy vessel's ensign was determined by its posting. The color of the Caribbean squadron's ensign was red, as should have been the Dauntless' and Interceptor's (blue was the color of the south Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans).

Continuity Error: When Jack is talking Barbossa just before their final fight, he picks up a large gold idol and tosses it away. In the next shot, the idol has returned to its original position.

Error: At the Isla del Muertes when Jack and Norrington are in the rowboat, discussing the dangers of ambush, (just after Jack's line, "Not if you're the one doing the ambushing"), a diver's green fin appears in the water to the right of the boat.

Continuity Error: When Jack meets his crew in Tortuga, the hand Annamaria is using to point at Jack changes from her right to her left, then back to right again as they discuss replacing her ship.

Continuity Error: When Jack and Barbossa are fighting, Barbossa plunges Jacks sword into Jack. When it goes in, it is below Jack's leather strap. When we see Jack as a skeleton, the sword is above the leather strap.

Continuity Error: A shot opens with the full moon prominent in the frame. The moon is crossed by the sails of The Black Pearl at an angle that indicates that the moon is almost straight overhead. We pull back to show the ship gliding past, and when it has, we are looking at the horizon, where we see the full moon very close to setting.

Continuity Error: When Elizabeth outs the medallion in her dress when she gets startled by her father's knock, the chain is long enough for it to fit between her breasts. Later, when the pirates are taking her into the cave the medallion falls a little below her neck

Continuity Error: After Pintel and Ragetti capture Elizabeth at the governor's manor, there's a shot of the full moon coming out from behind the clouds. The clouds are moving to the right. Later, we see a shot of the moon getting covered by the clouds again. But this time, the clouds are moving to the left.

Error: After Pintel and Ragetti capture Elizabeth at the governor's manor, there's a shot shown of the full moon coming out from behind the clouds. We then cut to the interior of the prison where Jack first learns about the curse of the Black Pearl's crew. Then we see a shot of the moon getting covered by the clouds again. However, even though it would happen off screen, all the townspeople and officers would have also seen the pirates in their skeletal forms in town, and Elizabeth would have seen them on her way out to the Pearl. Yet she is surprised when she sees this later, as are the naval officers.

Error: In the beginning of the Commodore's promotion ceremony "Rule Britannia" is played in the yard. The song was not composed until 1740.

Continuity Error: When Jack and Will board the Dauntless after walking under the water with the rowing boat over their heads, by the time they have climbed onto the deck and announced that they are taking over the ship their clothes are bone dry.

Continuity Error: After Captain Barbossa gets shot, he falls and releases his apple when he was previously holding a pistol pointed at Elizabeth.

Continuity Error: When Will Turner is bargaining for the lives of Elisabeth Swann and the crew of the Interceptor, Elisabeth's hair alternates being in and out of her face.

Continuity Error: When Will challenges Jack in the their first encounter, Jack runs his sword along the left side of Will's blade in the wide shot, but in the close up from Will's side, Jack's blade is on the right side of Will's.

Error: When Norrington arrives on the HMS Dauntless to fight the cursed pirates, some of the naval personal are fighting no one because the CGI skeletons weren't put in.

Continuity Error: When Elizabeth has her hand cut in the first curse-lifting ceremony, the cut is made on the fleshy pad below her thumb. When she bandages the cut later, the bandages go down the middle of her palm, and wouldn't have covered the wound.

Error: In the mid-17th century, "Commodore" was simply a new title for captains that were in charge of squadrons, not a promotion. Commodore became a promotion in mid-to-late 19th century America.

Continuity Error: When Elizabeth falls over the cliff, her hat falls off and is descending after her. In the next shot, the hat has disappeared.

Continuity Error: When Jack is trying to unlock the prison door with the bone, he never takes it out when Will comes down the stairs. In the next scene, the bone is gone.

Continuity Error: In the governor's mansion, when Ragetti and Pintel are chasing after Elizabeth, Ragetti is carrying a lighted torch in his hand. When the ashes and coals are dropped on him, he is still holding the torch as he tries to brush the ashes off. In the next shot, as he and Pintel exit the room, he is no longer carrying it. When he appears at the banister and jumps off the landing to corner Elizabeth, the torch is back in his hand.

Continuity Error: When he first shows up in the movie bringing the sword to Governor Swann, Will Turner is almost clean shaven (just a trace of a little mustache). His next scene, at the blacksmith shop - which in the movie happens at the same day, maybe an hour later - Will has a little goatee and almost full mustache.

Continuity Error: At governor Swann's house, Elizabeth uses hot coals from her bedpan to scare off one of the pirates. Later in the film, Barbossa says that he can't feel anything due to the curse, so why would the pirate Elizabeth attacked be affected by the coals?

Error: When Jack and Will are fighting at the Blacksmith's, right after the eunuch conversation, Will jumps/flips/rolls over the turn-style being pulled by the donkey. However, you can tell that this wasn't Will, it was a stunt double.

Error: When Jack and Will are walking along the ocean floor toward the Dauntless breathing air trapped in an overturned boat they are holding above their bodies, the trapped air would have very quickly floated the boat - and anyone holding on to it - back to the surface.

Error: When Will is fighting the Pirates at Port Royal he is struck on the head by a looting Pirate. As Will starts to fall you can see the blue crash mat behind him.

Continuity Error: As Jack Sparrow steps off of his sinking ship onto the dock for the first time, in the first shot, he puts out his right foot to step onto the dock. In the next shot, he steps onto the dock with his left foot without having put down his right.

Error: Before Elizabeth passes out and falls to the water, she is wearing a gold choker necklace. After she hits the water and is saved by Captain Jack Sparrow, the necklace is gone.

Error: At Commodore Norrington's promotion ceremony, the troops are given the command "right about face", which they proceed to execute. As the camera changes angles they have not completed the command, but you never hear the sound of their feet completing the last step of the maneuver.

Continuity Error: In the final battle, Sparrow vs. Barbosa, Sparrow chops Barbosa's hat in half. Later in the battle, his hat is perfectly fixed.


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