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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Lord Cutler Beckett: The brethren know they face extinction. All that remains is where they make their final stand.

Mercer: What about the Governor? He's been asking questions about the heart.
Lord Cutler Beckett: Does he know?
Mercer: [looks at Beckett and raises an eyebrow]
Lord Cutler Beckett: Then... perhaps his usefulness has run its course.

Officer: [before the final battle] We have a favorable wind, sir.
Lord Cutler Beckett: [drinking tea] Oh, so we do. Signal Jones to give no quarter. That should brighten his day.

Lord Cutler Beckett: Bloody hell, there's nothing left.
Mercer: Jones is a loose cannon, sir.

Officer: [after getting out of the maelstrom Captain Jack Sparrow orders the crew to wait] What is he waiting for?
Lord Cutler Beckett: He actually expects us to honor our agreement. Nothing personal, Jack... it's just good business.

Officer: Which ship do we follow?
Lord Cutler Beckett: Signal the Dutchman to track down Sao Feng. We follow the Pearl. How soon can we have the ship ready to pursue?
Officer: [Officer looks back towards a cracking sound, and watches as the large mast falls down. He looks toward the Black Pearl admiringly] Do you think he plans it all out, or just makes it up as he goes along?

Davy Jones: I cannot be summoned like some mongrel pup!
Lord Cutler Beckett: Apparently, you can.

Lord Cutler Beckett: [Jack is about to light a cannon that's pointed at the mast] You're mad.
Jack Sparrow: Thank goodness for that, 'cause if I wasn't this would probably never work.
[fires the cannon, which catapults him onto his ship, landing safely on his feet behind his crew]
Jack Sparrow: And that was without even a single drop of rum.

Lord Cutler Beckett: The enemy has opted for oblivion! Prepare the fleet.

Elizabeth Swann: I propose an exchange. Will leaves with us. And you can take Jack.
Will Turner: Done.
Jack Sparrow: Undone.
Lord Cutler Beckett: Done.
Barbossa: [to Elizabeth] Jack's one of the nine pirate lords. You have no right!
Elizabeth Swann: [with defiance] King!

[Cutler Beckett and his crew step aboard the Flying Dutchman]
Davy Jones: GO, all of you! And take that infernal thing with you. I will not have it on my ship.
Lord Cutler Beckett: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that, because *I* will. Because it seems to be the only way to ensure listening ears. We need prisoners to interrogate, which seems to work best when they're alive.
Davy Jones: The Dutchman sails as its captain commands.
Lord Cutler Beckett: And its captain is to sail it as COMMANDED! I thought you would have learned that, after I ordered you to kill your pet. This is no longer your world, Jones. The immaterial has become... immaterial.

Barbossa: [during parlay on sandbar, to Will] You be the cur that led these wolves to our door?
Lord Cutler Beckett: Don't blame Turner, he was merely the tool of your betrayal. If you wish to see its grand architect, look to your left.
Jack Sparrow: [Barbossa, Elizabeth, and Jack look left. Jack looks at Elizabeth] My hands are clean in this, figuratively.
Will Turner: My actions were my own and to my own purpose. Jack had nothing to do with it.
Jack Sparrow: Well spoke, listen to the tool!

Lord Cutler Beckett: [during parlay] Advise your brethren. You can fight, and all of you will die... or you can not fight, in which case only most of you will die.
Elizabeth Swann: You murdered my father.
Lord Cutler Beckett: He chose his own fate.
Elizabeth Swann: And you have chosen yours. We will fight. And you will die.

Will Turner: Jack Sparrow sends his regards.
Davy Jones: Sparrow?
Will Turner: [looking at a suddenly wary Beckett] You didn't tell him? We rescued Jack from the Locker, along with the Black Pearl.
Davy Jones: [glaring at Beckett] What else have you not told me?
Lord Cutler Beckett: There is an issue far more troublesome... I believe you are familiar with a person called Calypso.
[Jones shudders at the name]
Davy Jones: Not a person, a heathen god. One who delights in cursing men with their wildest dreams, and revealing them to be hollow and naught but ash! The world is well rid of her.
Will Turner: Not quite so well, actually. The Brethren Court intends to release her.
Davy Jones: NO! THEY CANNOT! The first Brethren Court promised to imprison her forever. That was our agreement!
Lord Cutler Beckett: Your agreement?
Davy Jones: I showed them how to bind her. She could not be trusted... I, she gave me no choice! We must act before she is released!
Will Turner: You loved her. She's the one, and then you betrayed her.
Davy Jones: [tentacles bristling with rage] She PRETENDED to love me! SHE betrayed ME!
Will Turner: And after which betrayal did you cut your heart out, I wonder?
[Jones angrily knocks Will's cup from his hand]

[Jack is ushered into Cutler Beckett's study]
Lord Cutler Beckett: [gazing out a window] Curious. Your friends appear to be quite desperate, Jack. Perhaps they no longer believe that a gathering of squabbling pirates can defeat the Flying Dutchman. And so despair leads to betrayal. And you and I are no strangers to betrayal, are we, Jack?
[Jack, who has been looking through various containers, stops and glances at a P mark on his arm]
Lord Cutler Beckett: [turning to face Sparrow] It's not here, Jack.
Jack Sparrow: What? What isn't?
Lord Cutler Beckett: The Heart of Davy Jones is safely aboard the Dutchman, and so unavailable for use as leverage to satisfy your debt to the good Captain.
Jack Sparrow: By my reckoning, that debt has been settled.
Lord Cutler Beckett: By your death... yet here you are.
Jack Sparrow: Close your eyes and pretend it's all a bad dream. That's how I get by.

Jack Sparrow: So what are you proposing?
Lord Cutler Beckett: A new deal. One that requires absolutely nothing from you, but information.
Jack Sparrow: Were I in a divulgatory mood, what were I to divulge?
Lord Cutler Beckett: Everything. Where are they meeting? What are they planning? What is the purpose of the nine pieces of eight?

Lord Cutler Beckett: Jack, I just remembered... I have this magic compass that points to whatever I want. So what do I need YOU for?
[aims his gun at Sparrow]
Jack Sparrow: It points to the thing you want the most, and that is NOT Shipwreck Cove.
Lord Cutler Beckett: Then what is, Jack?
Jack Sparrow: Me... dead.

Jack Sparrow: [airily waving a fan] ... and then you can take care of Barbossa and Turner, specially Turner. The rest go aboard with me to Shipwreck Cove, where I will hand you over the pirates and you will NOT hand me over to Jones.
Lord Cutler Beckett: And what becomes of Miss Swann?
Jack Sparrow: [now serious] What interest is she to you?
[Beckett smiles at Jack's change of mood]

Jack Sparrow: Done?
Lord Cutler Beckett: Done. Although if I kill you, then I can use the compass to find my way to Shipwreck Cove.
[raises his gun]
Lord Cutler Beckett: Cut out the middle man, as it were.
Jack Sparrow: Without me, you'd arrive at the Cove and find it a fortress, nigh-impregnable, able to withstand a blockade for years. Then you'll be wishing "Oh, if only there was someone I hadn't killed inside, to make sure the pirates come OUTside..."
Lord Cutler Beckett: And you can do this?
Jack Sparrow: You may kill me, but you can never insult me. Who am I?
[Beckett falters, confused]
Jack Sparrow: [put out] I'm Captain Jack Sparrow!

Lord Cutler Beckett: [upon seeing the Dutchman resurface] Ah, she survived.
[the crew of the Dutchman is shown back in their human forms]
Will Turner: [as the immortal captain of the Dutchman] Ready on the guns!


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Lord Cutler Beckett: No doubt you've discovered that loyalty is no longer the currency of the realm, as your father believes.
Elizabeth Swann: Then what is?
Lord Cutler Beckett: I'm afraid currency is the currency of the realm.
Elizabeth Swann: I expect, then, that we can come to some sort of understanding. I'm here to negotiate.
Lord Cutler Beckett: I'm listening.
[Elizabeth pulls out a gun]
Lord Cutler Beckett: I'm listening intently.

Mr. Mercer: The last of our ships is returned.
Lord Cutler Beckett: Is there any news on the chest?
Mr. Mercer: None. But one of the ships did pick up a man adrift at sea.
[drops the Letters of Marque on the desk]
Mr. Mercer: He had these.
[Beckett opens the letter to look at it before looking up at Norrington]
Norrington: I took the liberty of filling in my name.
Lord Cutler Beckett: If you intend to claim these, then you must have something to trade. Do you have the Compass?
Norrington: [shakes his head] Better.
[tosses a bag onto Beckett's desk]
Norrington: The heart of Davey Jones.

Lord Cutler Beckett: I care not for cursed Aztec gold. My desires are not so provincial. There's more than one chest of value in these waters. So perhaps you may wish to enhance your offer.
Elizabeth Swann: [cocks her gun] Consider in your calculations that you robbed me of my wedding night.

Lord Cutler Beckett: A marriage interrupted... or fate intervenes?

Lord Cutler Beckett: Every man has a price he will willingly accept, even for what he hoped never to sell.

Lord Cutler Beckett: Perhaps you remember a certain pirate named Jack Sparrow.
Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann: *Captain!*
Elizabeth Swann: *Captain* Jack Sparrow.

Governor Weatherby Swann: You have no reason and no authority to arrest this man!
Lord Cutler Beckett: In fact I do. Here is the warrant for the arrest of one William Turner.
Governor Weatherby Swann: ...This warrant is for Elizabeth Swann!
Lord Cutler Beckett: Oh, is it? That's annoying. My mistake, arrest her too.

Lord Cutler Beckett: The East India Trading Company has need of your services. We wish for you to act as our agent in a business transaction with our mutual friend Captain Sparrow.
Will Turner: More acquaintance than friend. How do you know him?
Lord Cutler Beckett: We've had dealings in the past. And we've each left out mark on each other.
Will Turner: What mark did he leave on you?
Lord Cutler Beckett: By your efforts, Jack Sparrow was set free. I would like you to go to him and recover a certain property in his position.
Will Turner: Recover? At the point of a sword?
Lord Cutler Beckett: Bargain! You will offer what amounts to a full pardon. Jack will be free. A privateer in the employ of England.
Will Turner: Somehow I doubt Jack will consider employment the same as being free.
Lord Cutler Beckett: Freedom! Jack Sparrow is a dying breed. The world is shrinking. The blank edges of the map filled in. Jack must find his place in the new world or perish.


Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) (VG)
Lord Cutler Beckett: So whoever holds the Chest, controls Davy Jones?
Admiral James Norrington: And with him, the Flying Dutchman.
Lord Cutler Beckett: You have changed the course of history Mr. Norrington.