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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

BBC 3 at 7:40pm (Other show times...)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man‘s Chest

Landlubber lovers Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) and Will (Orlando Bloom) take to the high seas to bring in the notorious Jack Sparrow. But Captain Jack has bigger problems - his 13-year deal with Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) is up, and the half-man, half-octopus, lobster-clawed skipper of The Flying Dutchman is ready to send him to the infamous locker. Cue a myriad of sea-monsters, sword clashes, voodoo witches, magic compasses and a chest with a stillbeating heart in it. And that's just the first hour.

This eagerly anticipated sequel to the 2003 smash broke all kinds of box-office records, and is now firmly placed in the top five highest-grossing films of all time. Pretty impressive for a movie based on a theme park ride. Of course, the pieces of eight were handed over solely in anticipation of Johnny Depp re-creating his Oscar-nominated role of the swaggering yet camp pirate/rock-star eye-lined hybrid that is Captain Jack Sparrow - pure genius.

Did you know? The film's director Gore Verbinski did not tell the cast what was to happen with the bone cage on Cannibal Island. He wanted to get their natural reactions when it swung from side to side. And the cage wasn't made of bone; it was actually Styrofoam.

Cast

Image for Johnny DeppJohnny Depp...Cap. Jack Sparrow
Image for Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom...Will Turner
Image for Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley...Elizabeth Swann
Image for Jack DavenportJack Davenport...Norrington
Image for Bill NighyBill Nighy...Davy Jones
Image for Jonathan PryceJonathan Pryce...Governor Weatherby Swann
Lee Arenberg...Pintel
Image for Mackenzie CrookMackenzie Crook...Ragetti
Image for Kevin McNallyKevin McNally...Gibbs
Image for Tom HollanderTom Hollander...Lord Cutler Beckett
Image for Stellan SkarsgårdStellan Skarsgård...Bootstrap Bill
David Bailie...Cotton
Image for Naomie HarrisNaomie Harris...Tia Dalma
Martin Klebba...Marty
Image for Alex NortonAlex Norton...Cap. Bellamy

Directed by

Image for Gore VerbinskiGore Verbinski

Written by

Ted Elliott
Terry Rossio
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