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

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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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Gore Verbinski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Jack Sparrow
Orlando Bloom ... Will Turner
Keira Knightley ... Elizabeth Swann
Jack Davenport ... Norrington
Bill Nighy ... Davy Jones
Jonathan Pryce ... Governor Weatherby Swann
Lee Arenberg ... Pintel
Mackenzie Crook ... Ragetti
Kevin McNally ... Gibbs (as Kevin R. McNally)
David Bailie ... Cotton
Stellan Skarsgård ... Bootstrap Bill
Tom Hollander ... Cutler Beckett
Naomie Harris ... Tia Dalma
Martin Klebba ... Marty
David Schofield ... Mercer
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Captain Jack is back.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Disney [Germany] | Disney [France] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Turkish | Greek | Mandarin | French

Release Date:

7 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

P.O.T.C. 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,634,554, 9 July 2006

Gross USA:

$423,315,812

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,066,179,725
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Filming on Grand Bahama Island was a tumultuous period, starting with the fact that the tank had not actually been finished. Hurricane season caused many pauses in shooting, and Hurricane Wilma damaged many of the accessways and pumps, though no one was hurt, nor were any of the ships destroyed. See more »

Goofs

(at around 33 mins) Gibbs hints to Will that the crew's bone cages were made from the bones of the Pearl's missing crew members. However, those same bones are far too large to be human. The bones are also too aged to have been made from the rest of the crew. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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Spoofs It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum
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Lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson (uncredited)
Performed by Kevin McNally (uncredited)
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User Reviews

Pirates, Squid/Fishfaces, Kraken And A Dead Man's Chest
3 August 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

The first time I saw 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest', I disliked it so much that I didn't bother finishing. However, something motivated me to give it another chance and surprisingly I enjoyed it. It is quite well executed. The action sequences and stunts are brilliantly choreographed. My favourite one was the three-way sword fight that continued through a spinning wheel. I liked that the director used minimal CGI for these scenes. The cinematography is stunning and the exotic landscape is breathtaking.

The actors do a fairly good job of reprising their role. It's great to see Johnny Depp again as Jack Sparrow. Orlando Bloom is quite alright but his chemistry with Keira Knightley appears to be weaker than in the first movie. Knightley does an okay job too. Jack Davenport is a surprise to watch in a different gettup. Bill Nighy is great as the squid-faced villain and Naomie Harris is convincing as the witch with the Jamaican accent. The rest of the cast are adequate.

The dialogues are funny and witty and the comedy works but at times, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' felt more like a repetition than a continuation of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'. The CGI, particularly on Davy Jones and his crew looked poor when compared to that used in Peter Jackson's 'King Kong' (the kind which would have excellently worked for this movie). The ending is unintentionally funny and seems very rushed. Not to mention, it's continuous (a cliffhanger ending) so the third one better be good.

For me, what stood out more about this movie than the first one were the amazing outdoorsy locations and the action scenes. It's quite a good sequel and very entertaining. Hopefully, the third one properly rounds up the trilogy and not end up like the disastrous 'X-Men'.


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