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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl movie poster
In Movie Theaters:Wednesday, July 9, 2003      
On DVD:Tuesday, December 2, 2003
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Companies: Walt Disney Pictures
Rating:

PG-13

for action/adventure violence.

Storyline

Aboard the Black Pearl, infamous pirate Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) attacks the city of Port Royal and kidnaps a governor's daughter, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley). Barbossa then sets sail with his hostage toward a secret hideaway, hoping to lift an ancient curse by sacrificing her and returning a once-plundered treasure. Elizabeth's childhood friend Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) meets an eccentric seaman, Jack Sparrow, who reveals that the Black Pearl was formerly his ship, until Barbossa committed mutiny. Together, they assemble a ragtag crew and commandeer a British vessel, hoping to chase down and free both Elizabeth and Sparrow's Pearl. Following after them is the British military, led by Elizabeth's would-be fiancÚ, Commodore Norrington (Jack Davenport).


Oscar Nominations of 2003:
  • Best Actor
  • Best Makeup
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Visual Effects
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    Related Movies—Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise:

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
    Pirates of the Caribbean 6 (Development)


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