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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Rob Marshall

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Ted Elliott (screenplay), Terry Rossio (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Jack Sparrow
Penélope Cruz ... Angelica
Geoffrey Rush ... Barbossa
Ian McShane ... Blackbeard
Kevin McNally ... Gibbs (as Kevin R. McNally)
Sam Claflin ... Philip
Astrid Bergès-Frisbey ... Syrena
Stephen Graham ... Scrum
Keith Richards ... Captain Teague
Richard Griffiths ... King George
Greg Ellis ... Groves
Damian O'Hare ... Gillette
Óscar Jaenada ... The Spaniard (as Oscar Jaenada)
Anton Lesser ... Lord John Carteret
Roger Allam ... Prime Minister Henry Pelham
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Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past, Angelica (Penélope 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 (Ian 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 ahmetkozan

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Pirate's Life.


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

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Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz appeared in Blow (2001). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 16 mins) When Blackbeard threatens Jack with a pistol for him to cross the broken bridge, the frizzen of the gun (the metal lid of the priming-pan) is open. This situation would prevent the gun from firing since the flint would have no metal no strike into. However, in the next frame, the frizzen is properly closed. See more »

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[to Blackbeard and Angelica, holding the prepared concoction]
Jack Sparrow: I cannot save you both. One of you must sacrifice.
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Crazy Credits

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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Better than the third
25 May 2011 | by josh-carriganSee all my reviews

POTC-OST is not the best of the series, but it is a step in the right direction. If you, like me, were very disappointed with the third Pirates movie then I do not blame you for wanting to skip out on this one. In fact I was considering not seeing this one myself, especially when the critics reviews came out. I decided to give it a chance, primarily because I had seen the other ones. I was pleasantly surprised and ending up liking the movie. One of the major differences between this and the other Pirates movies (and it is one everyone is going to notice right off the bat) is that Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightely are not in this movie. I am not too disappointed, there story overtook the third Pirates movie, which is part of the reason I did not like it. I was also sick of Knightely terrible speech scenes (if you saw the third you know exactly what I mean). Furthermore a few other pirates who were franchise regulars were missing in this one. What is left from the original three is Jack, Barbosa, Gibbs and the monkey makes two brief cameo appearances.

There was a number of things wrong with the third Pirates movie, among them was the fact that it was long, or it felt long at least. This movie is the shortest of the Pirates films and it moves at a brisk pace. The third Pirates slowed down considerably in the middle, to the point it was almost unbearable to watch. This movie does not make that mistake. This movie is almost all action and because of this it did not feel long, at least in my opinion.

As usual the effects were great. The action is almost nonstop and when there is no action there is enough going on to keep the audience interested. There is also plenty of signature Jack Sparrow humor. Since the previous two (especially the third) were focused almost entirely on the story of Will and Elizabeth Jack was almost forgotten. Another reason the third suffered. It was great to have that story out of the way, because this movie is focused on Jack and that is a strength.

Despite the fact that it improved on a number of the things that made the third bad, this one still is not up to par with the original. It is a good movie all around. It is refreshing and reminds us why we liked these movies in the first place. I recommend giving it a shot, don't expect anything great, just know that this movie is superior in every way to the third.


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Release Date:

20 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,151,958, 22 May 2011

Gross USA:

$241,071,802

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,045,713,802
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