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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Film details

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film directed by Gore Verbinski and the first film in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer, the film is based on Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney theme parks. The story follows pirate Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) as they rescue the kidnapped Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) from the cursed crew of the Black Pearl, captained by Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), who become undead skeletons in moonlight.

The film was a huge box-office success, grossed $654.3 million worldwide; making it the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2003. It received generally positive reviews from critics, with Depp's performance receiving universal acclaim.

Photo of Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Captain Jack Sparrow

Photo of Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush

Barbossa

Photo of Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom

Will Turner

Photo of

Keira Knightley

Elizabeth Swann

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Jack Davenport

Commodore Norrington

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Kevin R. McNally

Joshamee Gibbs

Directed by

Gore Verbinski

Produced by

Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer

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