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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  7 July 2006 (USA)
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Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.


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Once again we're plunged into the world of sword fights and "savvy" pirates. Captain Jack Sparrow is reminded he owes a debt to Davy Jones, who captains the flying Dutchman, a ghostly ship, with a crew from hell. Facing the "locker" Jack must find the heart of Davy Jones but to save himself he must get the help of quick-witted Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan. If that's not complicated enough, Will and Elizabeth are sentenced to hang, unless will can get Lord Cutler Beckett Jack's compass, Will is forced to join another crazy adventure with Jack. Written by kate Archie

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Captain Jack is back.

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of adventure violence, including frightening images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

P.O.T.C. 2  »

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Box Office


$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£13,740,784 (UK) (7 July 2006)


$423,032,628 (USA) (1 December 2006)

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Did You Know?


All of Davy Jones's crew were actors. They all wore dark gray motion-capture suits and before they could be filmed they had to be scanned in order for the computer to place the crew images over the top. Bill Nighy wore makeup around his eyes and mouth in case computer rendering failed to look realistic during extreme close ups (fortunately this was never needed). See more »


When the Flying Dutchman first gives a broadside to the Black Pearl, it does a fair amount of damage to the Captain's cabin stern windows. Yet when the Pearl is fired upon by the Dutchman using the "triple guns", the damage isn't there anymore. See more »


[first lines]
Elizabeth Swann: Will! Why is this happening?
Will Turner: I don't know. You look beautiful.
Elizabeth Swann: I think it's bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, the instrumental music fades out and is replaced by the music from Davy Jones' music box. As the credits come to an end, the music box can be heard winding down, and finally running out just as the credits stop. See more »


Followed by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) See more »


Davy Jones
Written by Hans Zimmer
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User Reviews

Great fun, perfect visuals
8 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie has everything a good blockbuster should have: star cast, special effects, a healthy dose of drama, romance, a villain (so to say), sadly also a rather weak story, with an ending just calling for "part three" (just like the last second in the Matrix trilogy) I didn't get that feeling, that the adventure is finished somehow, more like a soap opera ending. On the other hand some dialogs are really funny, and the whole movie is more like a parody on pirates.

All and all: go and see this, sit down in that cinema and have a good time with friends, but if you are more into "heavy for the mind" stuff, this is not a must-see for you.

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