Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Synopsis: This swash-buckling tale follows the quest of Captain Jack Sparrow, a savvy pirate, and Will Turner, a resourceful blacksmith, as they search for Elizabeth Swann. Elizabeth, the daughter of the governor and the love of Will's life, has been kidnapped by the feared Captain Barbossa. Little do they know, but the fierce and clever Barbossa has been cursed. He, along with his large crew, are under an ancient curse, doomed for eternity to neither live, nor die. That is, unless a blood sacrifice is made.
Director(s): Gore Verbinski
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 96 nominations.
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143 min

Drink up, me hearties, yo ho

We kidnap and ravage

and don't give a hoot

Drink up, me hearties, yo ho

Yo ho, yo ho

A pirate's life for me

We extort, we pilfer

We filch, we sack...

Quiet, missy!

Cursed pirates sail these waters.

You don't want to bring

them down on us.

Mr. Gibbs, that will do.

She was singing about pirates!

Bad luck to sing about pirates

with us mired in this unnatural fog.

- Mark my words.

- Consider them marked.

- On your way.

- Aye, Lieutenant.

Bad luck to have a woman on board,

too. Even a miniature one.

It'd be exciting to meet a pirate.

Think again, Miss Swann.

Vile creatures, the lot of them.

I intend to see to it that any man

who sails under a pirate flag

gets what he deserves.

A short drop and a sudden stop.

I appreciate your fervor,

but I'm concerned about the effect this

subject will have upon my daughter.

My apologies, Governor Swann.

- Actually, I find it all fascinating.

- That's what concerns me.

There's a boy in the water!

Man overboard!

Man the ropes! Fetch a hook!

Haul him aboard!

He's still breathing.

Mary, Mother of God!

What happened here?

Most likely the powder magazine.

Merchant vessels run heavily armed.

Lot of good it did them.

Everyone's thinking it, I'm saying it.


There's no proof of that!

It was probably an accident.

Rouse the captain. Heave to

and take in sail. Launch the boats.

Elizabeth, accompany the boy.

He'll be in your charge.

Take care of him.

He'll be in your charge.

Take care of him.

It's okay. My name's Elizabeth Swann.

Will Turner.

I'm watching over you, Will.

You're a pirate!

Has he said anything?

His name's William Turner.

That's all I found out.

Take him below.


Are you all right?

Are you decent?



Still abed at this hour?

It's a beautiful day.

I have a gift for you.

- It's beautiful!

- Isn't it?

May I inquire as to the occasion?

Does a father need an occasion

to dote upon his daughter?

Go on.

Actually... I had hoped you might

wear it for the ceremony today.

The ceremony?

Captain Norrington's

promotion ceremony.

I knew it!

Commodore Norrington,

as he's about to become.

A fine gentleman, don't you think?

He fancies you, you know.

Elizabeth? How's it coming?

- It's difficult to say.

- It's the latest fashion in London.

Women in London

must've learned not to breathe!

My Lord, you have a visitor.

Mr. Turner! Good to see you again.

Good day, sir. I have your order.

The blade is folded steel. That's

gold filigree laid into the handle.

If I may?

Perfectly balanced. The tang

is nearly the width of the blade.

Perfectly balanced. The tang

is nearly the width of the blade.

Impressive. Very impressive.

Commodore Norrington's

going to be very pleased with this.

Do pass my compliments

onto your master.

I shall.

A craftsman is always pleased

to hear his work is appreciated.


You look absolutely stunning!

Will! It's so good to see you!

- I had a dream about you last night.

- About me?

- Elizabeth, is that proper?

- About the day we met. Remember?

How could I forget, Miss Swann?

How many times must I ask you

to call me Elizabeth?

At least once more, Miss Swann.

As always.

There. See? At least the boy

has a sense of propriety.

We really must be going.

Good day, Mr. Turner.

Come along!

Good day...


Hold up there, you!

It's a shilling to tie up

your boat to the dock.

I need to know your name.

What do you say to three shillings

and we forget the name?

Welcome to Port Royal, Mr. Smith.

Two paces... march!

Right about... face!

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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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