Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

A tale of adventure set during the 17th Century in the Caribbean Sea. For the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow, the crystalline waters of the Caribbean, like the high seas the world over, present a vast playground where adventure and mystery abound. But Jack's idyllic life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa, steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the Governor's beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Swann. Elizabeth's childhood friend, Will Turner, joins forces with Jack to commandeer the fastest ship in the British fleet, the HMS Interceptor, in a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl. The duo and their crew are pursued by Elizabeth's betrothed, the debonair, ambitious Commodore Norrington, aboard the HMS dauntless. Unbeknownst to Will, there is a curse that has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead--when exposed to moonlight, they are exposed to living skeletons. The curse they carry can be broken, only if a once-plundered treasure is restored.
Also Known As:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Production Status:
A mean, older pirate teams up with a younger pirate to save a young woman and exact revenge on his shipmates.
Action/Adventure and Kids/Family
Running Time:
2 hrs. 13 min.
Release Date:
July 9th, 2003 (wide)
MPAA Rating:
PG-13 for action/adventure violence.
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Production Co.:
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
U.S. Box Office:
Filming Locations:
Los Angeles, California
Produced in:
United States