Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


2h 13m 2003

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Pirates des Caraïbes - La malédiction du Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Svarta pärlans förbannelse
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Utah, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Caribbean

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Synopsis

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.

Crew

G Roger Abell

On-Set Dresser

Jon Ailetcher

Audio

Ulrika Akander

Dialogue Editor

Laura Albert

Stunts

Sande Alessi

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Michael Allegro

Driver

Edward R. Alvarado

Foreman

Rochelle Amrein-best

Set Costumer

Joey Anaya

Stunts

Mike Anderson

Sound

Anthony Angelotti

Stunts

Anthony Angelotti

Stunt Double

Chris Antonucci

Stunts

Noby Arden

Stunts

Anthony Ardito

Driver

Anthony J Ardolino

Driver

Christopher Armstrong

Animator

David A Arnold

Dialogue Editor

Robert Arnold

Stunts

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Lee Auerbach

Electrician

Jane Aull

Makeup Artist

Brian Edward Avery

Stunts

Craig B Ayers

Greensman

Bob Badami

Music Supervisor

Klaus Badelt

Music

Al Bailey

Digital Effects Artist

Charles Bailey

Modelmaker

Matt Baker

Stunts

Daniel W. Barringer

Stunts

Marina Barsallo

Wig Maker

Stuart Beattie

Story By

Julie Beattie-iiams

On-Set Dresser

Joe Beckwith

Production Assistant

Linda Bel

Animator

Anna Belaro

Accounting Assistant

Robert Bell

Special Effects Technician

Kristan Berona

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Michael Betz

Production Assistant

Donald T Black

Special Effects Technician

Robert A. Blackburn

Construction Coordinator

Richard L Blackwell

Stunts

David Bleiler

Foreman

Stella Bogh

Digital Effects Artist

Marek Bojsza

Electrician

Gloria Nicole Bolin

Makeup Assistant

John Bonnin

Camera Utility

Linda Booher-ciarimboli

Wardrobe Supervisor

Bradley J Bovee

Stunts

Joey Box

Stunts

Christopher Boyes

Supervising Sound Editor

Christopher Boyes

Sound Designer

Christopher Boyes

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ursula Brauner

Animal Trainer

Max Brehme

On-Set Dresser

Kevin Brennan

Art Department

Christopher S Brooks

Music Editor

Jill Brooks

Visual Effects Producer

Maxine Brooks

Instructor

William Brooks

Production Assistant

Jason Brown

Cg Supervisor

Ron Brown

Art Department

Jerry Bruckheimer

Producer

Steve Buring

Driver

Cathy Burrow

Digital Effects Artist

Hal Burton

Stunts

Richard Burton

Assistant Camera

James Ward Byrkit

Consultant

David E Campbell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Geoff Campbell

Cg Supervisor

Keith Campbell

Stunts

Susan Campbell

Animator

Danny Cangemi

Special Effects Coordinator

Greg Cannom

Consultant

Christopher S Capp

Assistant Editor

Tami Carter

Digital Effects Supervisor

Randy Cartwright

Animator

Alex Castillo

Electrician

Hazel Catmull

Hair Stylist

Mark Chadwick

Stunts

Alex Chansky

Stunts

Ray D Chase

Best Boy Grip

Jay Cheng

Set Costumer

Catherine Childers

Hair Stylist

Minhee Choe

Animator

Arnold Chon

Stunts

Marc Chu

Animator

Grady Cofer

Digital Effects Artist

Doug Coleman

Stunts

Steve Colgrove

Electrician

Eugene Collier

Stunts

Hugh Conlon

Props

Mark Connelly

Loader

Tim Connolly

Stunts

Brian Connor

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Conte

Digital Effects Artist

Michael A. Contreraz

Foreman

Leslie Coogan

Accounting Assistant

Thomas W Corsello

Painter

Damacio Cortez Jr.

Plasterer

Brycen Counts

Stunts

Clint Coyle

Driver

Susan Crawford

Contact Lenses

Kenny Crouch

Costume Supervisor

Eugene Crum

Special Effects Foreman

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Dax Cuesta

Accounting Assistant

Phil Culotta

Stunts

Sean Curran

Animator

Mike Curtis

Rigging Grip

Connie Czernek

Casting Assistant

Gloria D'alessandro

Dialogue Editor

Bruce Dahl

Animator

Christine Danelski

Foley Editor

Gene Darnell

Set Designer

Scott David

Digital Effects Artist

Valerie Davidson

Foley Editor

Mark Davies

Coordinator

Theodore M Davila

Accounting Assistant

Alan Day

On-Set Dresser

Vincent Deadrick

Stunts

Mark Deallessandro

Stunts

Paul Deason

Unit Production Manager

Paul Deason

Executive Producer

Dave Deever

Video

Mike Deken

Special Effects Technician

Ralphie Del Castillo

Grip

David Deleon

Makeup Artist

Lou Dellarosa

Animator

Andy Denicholas

Driver

Darrin Denlinger

Storyboard Artist

Carl Denooyer

On-Set Dresser

Carolyn Dessert

Costume Supervisor

Larry Dias

Set Decorator

Ken Diaz

Makeup Artist

David Dietch

Set Costumer

Justin Ditter

Wig Maker

John Dixon

Stunts

John Donahue

Art Department

Mark Donaldson

Stunts

Kathy Donno

Accounting Assistant

Teri E. Dorman

Dialogue Editor

Andy Doucette

Animator

Kate Dowd

Casting

Richard Duarte

Foley Mixer

Jayson Dumenigo

Stunts

Thomas Dupont

Stunt Double

Thomas Dupont

Stunts

David Dupuis

Makeup Artist

David Dupuis

Art Department

Russell Earl

Cg Supervisor

Matthew Edwards

Cg Supervisor

Kofi W. Elam

Stunts

Paul Eliopoulos

Stunts

Elizabeth Ellegood

Production Assistant

Ted Elliott

Story By

Ted Elliott

Screenplay

Bob Elmore

Stunts

Lawrence J Escobedo

Rigging Grip

Ken Estes

Special Effects Technician

Kris Evans

Makeup Artist

Dana Dru Evenson

Stunts

Leslie Evlin

Makeup Artist

Scott Fair

Driver

Dane Farwell

Stunts

James Favuzzo

Crane Grip

Tom Fejes

Cg Supervisor

Javier Ferrer

Best Boy

Jene Fielder

Makeup Supervisor

Terry Finch

Foreman

Brendan Finnigan

Production Assistant

Ken Fischer

Sound Effects Editor

George Fisher

Stunts

Romy Fleming

Hair Stylist

Erik Flockoi

Sound Recordist

Christian Foucher

Cg Supervisor

Donald L. Frazee

Special Effects Coordinator

Terry Frazee

Special Effects Coordinator

Monica Frommholz

Art Department Coordinator

Kelcey Fry

Makeup Artist

Marva Fucci

Foley Editor

David Fuhrer

Digital Effects Artist

Toni G

Makeup Artist

David Gainey

Animator

Christopher Gallaher

Special Effects Technician

Jessica Gallavan

Adr Editor

Jane Galli

Makeup Artist

Christopher G Garcia

Assistant Camera

Gonzalo Garramuno

Cg Supervisor

George Garritano

Production Assistant

Steve Gell

Costumes

Giacomo Ghiazza

Storyboard Artist

Charles Gibson

Consultant

Dale Gibson

Stunts

Tanner Gill

Stunts

Dr. Rick Glassman

Special Effects

Dana E Glauberman

Assistant Editor

Michael Goldberg

Accountant

James Goldman

Production Assistant

Tami R. Goldman

Post-Production Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Pirates des Caraïbes - La malédiction du Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Svarta pärlans förbannelse
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Utah, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Caribbean

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Award Nominations

Best Actor

2003
Johnny Depp

Best Makeup

2003

Best Sound

2003

Best Sound Editing

2003

Best Visual Effects

2003

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2003 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award for Best Actor (Johnny Depp).

Winner of two 2003 awards including Outstanding Special Effects in Service to Visual Effects in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Matte Painting in a Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).

Released in United States Summer July 9, 2003

Released in United States on Video December 2, 2003

Script inspired by the Disneyland ride "The Pirates of the Caribbean"

Released in United States Summer July 9, 2003

Released in United States on Video December 2, 2003

Winner of the 2003 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Domestic Features - Dialogue & ADR by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).