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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 20 May 2011 (USA)
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Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

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Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content/nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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$250,000,000 (estimated)

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£11,634,860 (UK) (20 May 2011)

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$241,063,875 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Trivia

Penélope Cruz was the only choice for the role of Angelica. She agreed to the role without reading the script. See more »

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When Jack wakes up on the Queen Anne's Revenge, the beads and bone that he wears in his hair are reversed. In the very next shot, they both return to their correct position. See more »

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Ezekiel: We're doomed. They be drawn to man-made light.
Cabin Boy: Sharks?
Ezekiel: Worse than sharks, boy. There'll be mermaids upon us within the hour, you mark my words. And we're the bait.
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Immediately after the credits, Angelica is shown sitting on the beach when the voodoo doll of Jack washes ashore. She picks it up and smiles evilly. See more »

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If you like the other films you'll be happy with this one
21 May 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Captain Jack Sparrow(Johnny Depp) is at it again in this grandiose pirate adventure in a quest to find the fabled fountain of youth. Barbossa(Geoffrey Rush) is back too minus a leg. He has given up his pirate ways and is now in the pay of the British Navy as a privateer in the hopes that they will beat the Spanish to the fountain. Whilst this race is going on Captain Jack meets up with old flame Angelica(Penélope Cruz) hot as ever and is taken captive on her father Blackbeard's(Ian McShane) boat who is also on the hunt for said fountain.

This story is back to a basic plot after the more complicated 2&3 of the series and this has been a good move. Depp is as good as ever in what is now his most famous character and Rush is back in flying form. Gibbs, Captain Jack's crew master is back too and helps maintain the feel of the series. McShane is wonderfully cast as the villainous blackbeard and one is reminded of his character in 'Deadwood'.

If you enjoyed the rest of the series you will be happy with this one and if you felt the 2nd and 3rd of the series got bogged down a bit with overcomplicated plots you will find this a refreshing change back to the form of the original.


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