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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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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)  »

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P.O.T.C. 2  »

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$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£13,740,784 (UK) (7 July 2006)


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

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Isla de Muerta is Spanish for island of death. See more »


When Jack is running from the natives, in the first close up shot you see a rope tied around Jack waist. After the next shot of him running to the ship you do not see it any more and he had no time to take it off. See more »


[first lines]
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Elizabeth Swann: I think it's bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding.
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At the end of the credits, there is an additional scene in which the "jail dog" is shown as the chief of the tribe that Jack Sparrow was. See more »


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Viva Pirates!
10 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, first of all, when I read the review for the movie in my hometown paper, I was a little scared that Pirates might be a let down. The trailer and the movie clips, it seemed, didn't really let on that there was much of a story line -- that it just kind of goes on and on and on, like the Matrix 2, with no storyline -- just fighting. Plus, most people do agree: sequels are hardly ever as good as the originals. And in this case, it's true... Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest isn't the original. But, its an awesome movie in its own right! There are a few surprises in this movie. A few characters come back from the first that you wouldn't expect to see in the second. but... um! that's all I'm saying. This movie is definitely a lot more violent and gory than the first one. Don't bring the little kids to it. But, trust me -- this is not a Matrix-type movie... There is an actual storyline. And a good one at that. Capt. Jack Sparrow is back as well as Elizabeth and Will, who are forced to find him and obtain his compass, or else they will face the gallows. Well, actually, Will has to find him. Elizabeth escapes, and yes... as you've seen in the trailers, she does dress up like a man for this movie. Making it all the more comical. (you'll see what I mean).

The comedy was superb in this movie. Of course, it wasn't as good as the first, but you can't expect it to be. Yes, there were a few instances were they could've shortened the fighting scenes, but it was very well shot and scripted.

I wish they would've changed a few things about the movie, but you can't have everything. And don't expect everything to be resolved at the end. No! There's a cliff-hanger ending that leaves you wanting the watch the next one the moment the credits start rolling.

If you like the first movie, you'll like the second... And that's all I'm saying.

Jack Sparrow: "Why is the rum *always* gone?" (he stands up and staggers) "Oh... That's why."

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