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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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?


Davy Jones had originally been designed with chin growths, before the designers made the move to full-blown tentacles. His skin incorporates the texture of a coffee-stained Styrofoam cup among other elements. See more »


When Will and Jack are looking out on the Flying Dutchman (Will holding a lantern) two people walking behind them are cut in half by the green screen background. In other words, their heads float by on air. 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

There no opening credits except for the Disney logo, the Jerry Bruckheimer logo and the movie title. See more »


Spoofs Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »


Davy Jones
Written by Hans Zimmer
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User Reviews

A wonderful film
5 July 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I just came out of the movie 30 minutes ago (as it was released a day before America over here).

The movie is visually stunning - the CGI is top rate and you won't spend the whole film groaning about how fake things appear on the screen.

Acting was brilliant. Johnny Depp once again proves why he's the only man alive who can play the role of Cap. Jack Sparrow. There's a great number of returning characters from the first film - including a couple I was very happy to see again.

My only fault was perhaps that this film lack a certain 'heart' that the first film had, which I believe came because the first film was something very different, which of course this film couldn't contend with.

That aside, you will hardly notice it. There's a good plot, wonderful sets, great acting and plenty of laughs. One of the best films I've seen all year thus far - can't wait for the 3rd one!

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