Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Synopsis: After Elizabeth, Will, and Captain Barbossa rescue Captain Jack Sparrow from the the land of the dead, they must face their foes, Davy Jones and Lord Cutler Beckett. Beckett, now with control of Jones' heart, forms a dark alliance with him in order to rule the seas and wipe out the last of the Pirates. Now, Jack, Barbossa, Will, Elizabeth, Tia Dalma, and crew must call the Pirate Lords from the four corners of the globe, including the infamous Sao Feng, to gathering. The Pirate Lords want to release the goddess Calypso, Davy Jones's damned lover, from the trap they sent her to out of fear, in which the Pirate Lords must combine the 9 pieces that bound her by ritual to undo it and release her in hopes that she will help them fight. With this, all pirates will stand together and will make their final stand for freedom against Beckett, Jones, Norrington, the Flying Dutchman, and the entire East India Trading Company.
Director(s): Gore Verbinski
Production: Buena Vista
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 44 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
169 min

[Man] "In order to affect a timely halt

to deteriorating conditions

and to ensure the common good,

a state of emergency is declared

for these territories

by decree of Lord Cutler Beckett,

duly appointed representative

of His Majesty, the king.

By decree, according to martial law,

the following statutes

are temporarily amended:

Right to assembly, suspended.

Right to habeas corpus, suspended.

Right to legal counsel, suspended.

Right to verdict by a jury of peers,


By decree, all persons

found guilty of piracy,

or aiding a person convicted of piracy,

or associating with a person

convicted of piracy...

...shall be sentenced to

hang by the neck until dead."

# The king and his men

# Stole the queen from her bed

# And bound her in her bones

# The seas be ours

# And by the powers

# Where we will, we'll roam

# Yo ho

# All hands

# Hoist the colors high

[all] # Heave-ho

# Thieves and beggars

# Never shall we die

# Yo ho

# Haul together

# Hoist the colors high

Lord Beckett!

They've started to sing, sir.

- Finally.

- # Thieves and beggars

# Never shall we die #

[woman] # Some have died

and some are alive

# Others sail on the sea

# With the keys to the cage

# And the devil to pay

# We lay to Fiddler's Green

# The bell has been raised

from its watery grave

# Hear its sepulchral tone

# A call to all

Pay heed the squall

[fireworks ignite]

# Turn your sails to home

# Yo ho

# Haul together

# Hoist the colors high

# Heave-ho

- # Thieve...

- Thief and beggar.

# Never shall we die #

A dangerous song to be singing...

...for any who are

ignorant of its meaning.

Particularly a woman.

Particularly a woman alone.

[Man] What makes you think

she's alone?

You protect her?

And what makes you think

I need protecting?

Your master's expecting us.

And an unexpected death'd

cast a slight pall on our meeting.

[Man 2] Pick those feet up!

On the double!

Eyes front!

[Man 2] No, no, no. None.

[Footsteps marching]

[Man] lt always takes me

about a week to get my sea legs.

I was throwing up horribly

the last time.

- [Squawk] Steady as she goes.

- [Hurdy-gurdy music plays]

All right.

Have you heard anything from Will?

I trust young Turner

to acquire the charts

and you to remember your place

in the presence of Captain Sao Feng.

Is he that terrifying?

He's much like myself, but absent my

merciful nature and sense of fair play.

[Speaks in Chinese]

- [Metal cracks]

- We're through. Make ready.


Hurry now.

Do you think because she is a woman

we would not suspect her of treachery?

Well, when you put it that way...

Remove. Please.

Remove. Please.

Captain Barbossa,

welcome to Singapore.


More steam.

- [Hissing]

- [Men shouting in Chinese]


None of that.

If things don't go the way we want,

then we're the only chance they've got.

I understand that you have

a request to make of me.

More of a proposal to put to ye.

I've a venture underway and I find

myself in need of a ship and a crew.

Hmm. It's an odd coincidence.

Because you happen to have

a ship and a crew you don't need?


Because earlier this day,

not far from here,

a thief broke into

my most revered uncle's temple

and tried to make off with these.

The navigational charts.

The route to the Farthest Gate.

Wouldrt it be amazing

if this venture of yours

took you to the world beyond this one?

Lt would strain credulity at that.



This is the thief.

Is his face familiar to you?

Then I guess he has

no further need for it.

No, no!

You come into my city

and you betray my hospitality.

- I assure you I had no idea...

- That he would get caught!

You intend to attempt the voyage

to Davy Jones' Locker.

But I cannot help but wonder...


The song has been sung.

The time is upon us.

We must convene the Brethren Court.

As one of the nine pirate lords,

you must honor the call.

More steam.

More steam!


- There is a price on all our heads.

- Aye.

It is true.

It seems the only way a pirate

can turn a profit anymore...

...is by betraying other pirates.

[Barbossa] We must put

our differences aside.

Wait for the signal.

[Barbossa] The First Brethren Court

gave us rule of the seas.

But now that rule is being challenged

by Lord Cutler Beckett.

[Sao Feng] Against East India

Trading Company,

what value is the Brethren Court?

What can any of us do?

You can fight!

Get off me!

You are Sao Feng,

the pirate lord of Singapore.

You command in an age of piracy

where bold captains sail free waters.

Where waves aren't measured in feet,

but as increments of fear,

and those who pass the test

become legend.

Would you have that era

come to an end on your watch?

The most notorious pirates

from around the world

are uniting against our enemy,

and yet you sit here

cowering in your bathwater!

Elizabeth Swann.

There is more to you

than meets the eye, isn't there?

And the eye does not go wanting.

But I cannot help but notice

you have failed to answer my question.

What is it you seek

in Davy Jones' Locker?

Jack Sparrow.


He's one of the pirate lords.

[Sao Feng] The only reason...

...I would want Jack Sparrow returned

from the land of the dead...

...is so I can send him back myself!

Jack Sparrow holds

one of the nine pieces of eight.

He failed to pass it along

to a successor before he died.

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Ted Elliott

Ted Elliott (born July 4, 1961) is an American screenwriter. Along with his writing partner Terry Rossio, Elliott has written some of the most successful American films of the past 30 years, including Aladdin, Shrek and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. In 2004, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America; his term on the board ended in 2006. more…

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