Year: 2003
USA: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
UK: Buena Vista International UK
Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Jonathan Pryce, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook, Giles New, Angus Barnett, David Bailie, Isaac C Singleton Jr, Kevin McNally, Treva Etienne, Zoe Saldana, Guy Siner, Ralph P Martin, Paula J Newman, Paul Keith, Dylan Smith, Lucinda Dryzek, Michael Sean Tighe, Greg Ellis, Christian Martin, Trevor Goddard, Vince Lozano, Ben Wilson, Antonio Valentino, Lauren Maher, Brye Cooper, Mike Babcock, Vanessa Branch, Sam Roberts, Martin Klebba, Felix Castro, Mike Heberecht, Rudolph McCollum, Gerard J Reyes, Scott Shield, Christopher Sullivan, Craig Thomson, Fred Toft, D P FitzGerald, Jerry Gauny, Maxie J Santillan Jr, Michael Earl Lane, Tobias McKinney, David Patykewich, Tommy Schooler, Michael A Thompson, Michael W. Williams, Jose Zelaya, Finneus Egan, Don LaDaga
Director: Gore Verbinski
Country: USA
UK: 143 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for action/adventure violence
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate horror and action violence
USA Release Date: 9 July 2003
UK Release Date: 8 August 2003



From producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes the thrilling live-action adventure PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, and Orlando Bloom, directed by Gore Verbinski.

For the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), 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 (Geoffrey Rush), steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the Governor's (Jonathan Pryce) beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley).

Elizabeth's childhood friend, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), 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 (Jack Davenport), aboard the HMS Dauntless.

Unbeknownst to Will, there is a curse that has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead, where each moonlight, they are transformed into living skeletons. The curse they carry can be broken only if a once-plundered treasure is restored. Stunning visual effects bring these formidable foes to life as our valiant heroes clash mightily with Barbossa and his invincible pirates of the Caribbean.