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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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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is a movie starring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, and Ian McShane. 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Sparrow
... Angelica
... Barbossa
... Blackbeard
... Gibbs
... Philip
... Syrena (Mermaid)
... Scrum
... Captain Teague
... King George
... Groves
... Gillette
... The Spaniard
... Lord John Carteret
... Prime Minister Henry Pelham
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,151,958, 22 May 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$241,071,802

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,045,713,802
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Barbossa's ship, the Providence, was portrayed by the H.M.S. Surprise, part of the collection of ships of the Maritime Museum of San Diego (www.sdmaritime.org), where it is open daily to Museum visitors. To sail the ship during the filming, Disney hired a crew from among volunteers and staff of the Maritime Museum. Surprise is a 179 foot full-rigged ship. She was built in Nova Scotia in 1970, from original Admiralty plans for the 1757 British 24-gun frigate H.M.S. Rose, for which she was originally named. The ship was purchased in 2001 by 20th Century Fox, and modified to serve as the H.M.S. Surprise, under the command of fictional Captain Jack Aubrey in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). The Maritime Museum of San Diego purchased the ship from Fox Studios in 2004, and retained her movie name. In both of her names, the prefix "H.M.S." (meaning Her (or His) Majesty's Ship) is an honorary, rather than an official designation, since she does not hold a royal warrant. See more »

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Quotes

Jack Sparrow: [to Blackbeard] Captain, I wish to report a mutiny. I can name fingers and point names.
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Crazy Credits

The Disney logo features the Black Pearl ship sailing in the background, has the castle flying the Jolly Roger pirate flag, and has two mermaids swimming in the moat. See more »

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Jolly Sailor Bold
Arranged by John DeLuca, David Giuli (as Dave Giuli) and Matthew Rush Sullivan (as Matt Sullivan)
Performed by Stephen Graham (uncredited) and Gemma Ward (uncredited)
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Back to the spirit of the Black Pearl
16 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

These Pirates films are all about entertainment and thankfully this latest adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow at the helm is back to basics, reminding me of the formula that made the very first one, Curse of the Black pearl so great. Don't worry I won't give anything away here but be aware that the opening 20 minutes is one funny sequence and quirky one liner after another. There is also a couple of hilarious cameos, one may be familiar but the other was a right royal shock. Depp walks through his lethargic swaying pirate character with ultimate ease, while new high seas bad boy Blackbeard is exceptional, but not as cool as Sparrows former flame played by Cruz. She is foxy, feisty and funny. The action is elevated by some wonderful 3D effects but I am sure the film would be just as rocking without it. Finally, the highlight is the Mermaid scenes. As dark as they are, they take the viewer into their web of intrigue. Australian Gemma Ward even sings during an evocative moment. Remember to stay on after the credits for an EXTRA scene. After the last two installments left me crying with disappointment, I Loved it.


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