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Yes, the film was inspired by the Disney theme park ride but unlike "The Country Bears," this one is a lot of fun, thanks primarily to star Depp. He swashes his buckle with addled glee as pirate captain Jack Sparrow--a cross, Depp said, between Keith Richards and Pepe Le Pew--whose ship, the Black Pearl, has been commandeered by Capt. Barbossa (Rush, having an equally good teeth-gnashing time). Barbossa and his crew are cursed and need a gold medallion, unwittingly held by feisty Governor's daughter Elizabeth (Knightley), to break the spell. This involves kidnapping the girl and a rescue mission led by her true love, blacksmith Will (Bloom), and Sparrow, who has a score to settle. There's a few too many plot twists and extended sword fights but the action and humor keep things moving along with relative ease.

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Available on Running time 134 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Pirates, Period Piece: 17th Century, Rescue Missions, Kidnapped!, Adapted from a Disney Amusement Park Ride, Swashbucklers, Sail Away, Top Grossing Films of 2003
Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Pryce, Jack Davenport, Kevin McNally, Zoe Saldana, Treva Etienne, Lee Arenberg, Trevor Goddard, David Bailie, Mackenzie Crook, Isaac C. Singleton, Brye Cooper
Darius Wolski
Gore Verbinski
Klaus Badelt
Lee Orloff, Bob Badami, Craig Wood, Stephen E. Rivkin, Arthur P. Schmidt, Derek R. Hill, Penny Rose, Brian Morris
Jerry Bruckheimer, Walt Disney Pictures


British Acad. 2003: Actor (Depp), Makeup; Screen Actors Guild 2003: Actor (Depp).

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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You will not find a boring part in this movie. It's definately considered one of my favorites! Especially because Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp star in this film. Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) always seems drunk and out of his mind. He is a legendary pirate because of a specific incident that happened a number of year earlier. Many of the towns people fear him. Will and Elizabeth are in love and inseperable, except when one of them gets captured by a ship of evil pirates who also has taken Will's father some years previous. There's everything from sword fights and battles on ships to treasure and romance. Pirates of the Caribbean is full of adventure and will have you at the edge of your seat the whole time. I highly recommend seeing it, even if you already have.