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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest [2006] (2 discs)

Director:Gore Verbinski
Writer:Ted Elliott
Terry Rossio
Composer:Hans Zimmer
Length:150 minutes
(2 hours 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Friday 13
Sorting Category:Fantasy
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IMDB Rating:7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:54%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Jack Sparrow has to find a special key in order to get out of a deal with the devil.

Reaction: Fun, but not as original as the first one. I like the way they've created Davy Jones' crew, but I kinda preferred the skeletons.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Gore Verbinski => Director
Ted Elliott => Writer
Terry Rossio => Writer
Hans Zimmer => Composer
Bill Nighy => Davy Jones
David Bailie => Cotton
Geoffrey Rush => Barbossa
Jack Davenport => Norrington
Johnny Depp => Jack Sparrow
Jonathan Pryce => Governor Weatherby Swann
Keira Knightley => Elizabeth Swann
Kevin McNally => Gibbs (as Kevin R. McNally)
Lee Arenberg => Pintel
Mackenzie Crook => Ragetti
Martin Klebba => Marty
Naomie Harris => Tia Dalma
Orlando Bloom => Will Turner
Peter Donald Badalamenti II => Penrod (uncredited)
Stellan Skarsgård => Bootstrap Bill
Tom Hollander => Cutler Beckett

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Naomie Harris was filming this film together with Miami Vice. All of her scenes as Tia Dalma were filmed at Bahamas during the weekends.
  • For the production of this and the next installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, two ships were actually built; The Black Pearl, and The Flying Dutchman.
  • Stay after the credits for an additional scene.
  • In most shots of the cannibal island, the background scenery has been digitally altered. Some overview shots are completely computer generated.
  • The Black Pearl was never on the beach of the cannibal island. It's a model digitally added the the shots, complete with digital water splashes.
  • Keira Knightley had to wear hair extensions because she had cut her hair short for her role in Domino.
  • While the script for the second movie was being written, Keira Knightley suggested the scene between Jack and Elizabeth where Jack is handcuffed to the ship.
  • Gore Verbinski did not tell the cast what was to happen with the bone cage. He wanted to get their natural reactions when it swung from side to side.
  • For a dose of authenticity in the final twist at the end of the film, the actors were not told, prior to filming, that Geoffrey Rush would be appearing in the movie. They were told, before the scene was shot, that the person coming down the stairs would be Anamaria (Zoe Saldana) from The Curse of the Black Pearl; the looks of surprise on their faces as Rush descends are genuine.
  • Other actors considered for the part of Davy Jones included Iain Glen, Jim Broadbent and Richard E. Grant.
  • The bone cages on Cannibal Island were actually made of styrofoam.