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The point of the advice is that a brother might tolerate a man courting one of his sisters, but he will consider a suitor to multiple sisters to be a cad and will therefore oppose the suitor, so in that case the pirate is suggesting killing the brother before he becomes an obstacle. The word "savvy" is a corruption of the Spanish phrase sabe usted which ...


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Near the beginning of Curse of the Black Pearl, there's a great gag where, as Elizabeth is falling off the cliff, we cut to Jack Sparrow saying "And then they made me their chief." This was an improvised line, and at the time didn't refer to any established backstory. In the DVD commentary for Dead Man's Chest, the writers explain that the Pelegostos are ...


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Jack probably told everyone himself In the first film, Jack announces his preferred name to his would-be captors: This is the day you will always remember as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow! It’s not hard to imagine that he created his own reputation through self-promotion. Edit: In Dead Men Tell No Tales, Salazar states that Jack ‘...


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Actually the heart was kept on Isla Cruces in order for Jones to be able to not feel the pain. This is made clear in PotC : At World's End : In an early scene, Jones is shown playing his organ; after a while he starts crying, then a little later he notices that he is crying. At that point he becomes furious, because the fact that he is crying tells him ...


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Elizabeth didn't get cursed because she didn't take the coin from its original chest, the coin got passed on to Will Turner and then Elizabeth, Bill Turner was the one that took that same coin from the chest and he got cursed. Quote from conversation between Barbossa and Elizabeth about the curse: "...So the heathen gods placed upon the gold...a terrible ...


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Actually Captain Jack Sparrow didn't get cursed when his old crew found the Aztec gold. What you may be thinking of is the point in the movie where Jack becomes undead for short time. In the cave, while Barbossa and Jack negotiated, Jack stole one Aztec coin from the chest getting himself cursed until he returned it. Here you can read fairly detailed plot ...


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It is kinda well-explained in the movie. But why does he not want his heart around him/ on his boat? Davy Jones carved out his heart after he betrayed Calypso, the sea goddess. She had left him after this. The reason behind carving the heart out was that he no longer wants to feel the guilt and grief about this betrayal and any kind of affection. The ...


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In the POTC movie universe, we only know that Davy Jones raised The Black Pearl from the depth of the sea. There was a deal between Davy Jones and Jack Sparrow that Jack will be captain of The Black Pearl for 13 years. A transcript of POTC: Dead Man's Chest, when Bill visits Jack to warn him, Bill Turner: You made a deal with him too, Jack. He raised the ...


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From Pirates Wikia, The nine Pirate Lords as of the meeting of the Fourth Brethren Court. Ammand - Pirate Lord of the Black Sea Hector Barbossa - Pirate Lord of the Caspian Sea Chevalle - Pirate Lord of the Mediterranean Sea Mistress Ching - Pirate Lord of the Pacific Ocean Jocard - Pirate Lord of the Atlantic Ocean Jack Sparrow - Pirate ...


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Yes, he is Edward Teague and looks like he didn't change his coat since then. Filthy Pirate! Teague, Jack, and the surviving crew members watched the end of El Matador Del Mar. Teague was standing on the forecastle behind Jack when several crew members offered Jack a tribute. Teague looked from behind his son as he was crowned with his new belongings ...


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This can be answered more accurately using the whole trilogy; as Bootstrap (and Davy Jones) are elaborated on in the second and third movie. First of all, I believe you are right in stating that: Either Bootstrap Bill must have been cursed Or Bootstrap Bill should not have been part of lifting the curse. Since we know the latter to be false, the former ...


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Tyler Durden's answer explains, I believe, the full meaning of all the words. And he explains the scenario in which all the words make sense: killing the brother so that he does not attack you when you are courting one of his sisters while also pursuing another. Why Jack said "brunette" is unexplained in that answer. I believe the "hidden" meaning is that ...


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Orlando Bloom wanted to try something different. "I had a great time making those movies," he said. "I just really wanted to do different things, but I think it's going to be great. Whatever Johnny does, I think it's fantastic." Kiera Knightly said more or less the same thing. “No. I said when the second one came out that there wasn't going to be ...


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From the Pirates of the Caribbean wikia: "Dead men tell no tales" was a common pirate phrase, meaning once someone is dead, they can no longer communicate, hence killing someone is the best way to keep him/her quiet. A standard pirate excuse for leaving no survivors. From Terry Rossio, the screenwriter: It might've been cool to have Davy Jones say '...


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At the end of "Curse of the Black Pearl", after the credits, there is a scene where Jack (monkey) takes a coin from the chest - getting himself cursed again, similar to what Captain Jack Sparrow did during the fight with Barbossa. Sparrow took the coin during the fight which he returned later, Jack (monkey) on the other hand didn't return it. He had ...


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I'm not sure if it has some special significance in this particular instance, but "Smith" is one of the most common surnames in the US, perhaps even the most common. So when someone wants to pick a pseudonym to mask their true identity, it's a typical choice. And for some reason, "Smith" has acquired this reputation more than any other common surname, so you'...


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This is based on the following logical points: The Black Pearl is a fast gallon that sails at 10 knots (historically they sailed around 8 knots, but the Pearl is special and it makes the math easier) Assuming 10% of the trip is spent on re-supply A knot is 1.15MPH They used the common trade route of Caribbean to Portugal around Africa hugging the coast all ...


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How he became important, this is explained by Gibbs in the cage Will: Why would he do this to us? If Jack is their chief. Gibbs: Aye, the Pelegostos made Jack their chief. But he only remains chief as long as he *acts* like a chief. Will: So he had no choice. He's a captive then as much as the rest of us. Gibbs: Worse... as it turns out. See, the ...


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For the same reason that young Will Turner wasn't cursed after wearing the medallion. After young Will is rescued in the beginning of the first movie, young Elizabeth finds the medallion on young Will, and not wanting him arrested and hung as a pirate, takes it and begins wearing it herself. Neither of them were cursed by that act. It wasn't the simple act ...


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While this picture doesn't prove Jack eats people, he at least appears to bite their toe nails. Would you like jam with that?


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I assume that you're asking about the final scenes on the island, when Jack is rummaging through the riches in the island's cave (providing a very unromantic setting for Will's and Elizabeth's conversation) The answer to your question is that not all the items in that cave bring you the curse. Only the coins do, as explained to Elizabeth by captain Barbossa:...


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Jack was shown checking his compass to decide whether or not to go back and help. However, what the compass told him was never shown. My understanding is that he came back because the compass pointed towards the Black Pearl. He looked at the compass as he was in a moral dilemma because he had abandoned his crew and friends to die when he alone was ...


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I can't find anything about this for Pirates specifically, but I am certain the answer has to do with a father's desire to protect his daughters virtue, as well as social expectations of women at the time. Governer Swann did not know that Jack Sparrow was a pirate when Elizabeth was first pulled out of the water. What he did know was that: His daughter ...


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It's a prequel to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The short film serves as a prequel to The Curse of the Black Pearl, explaining just why Jack Sparrow's boat, the Jolly Mon, was seen sinking at the beginning of the whole story, and explaining why wenches Scarlett and Giselle were so upset with him, and it also implies how Cotton ...


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Wikia listed them pretty well: The nine Pirate Lords as of the meeting of the Fourth Brethren Court. Ammand - Pirate Lord of the Black Sea Hector Barbossa - Pirate Lord of the Caspian Sea Chevalle - Pirate Lord of the Mediterranean Sea Ching - Pirate Lord of the Pacific Ocean Jocard - Pirate Lord of the ...


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He was shocked by fact that he lost the Dutchman. And has not chance of winning the battle and even to come alive which was sure victory situation at start. From wikia: Despite losing the Flying Dutchman, Beckett remains confident of his victory and takes out the Endeavour to destroy the Black Pearl personally. Jack, to everyone's surprise, orders ...


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From the PotC wikia: At some point in time, Davy Jones would strike a bargain with Jack Sparrow to resurrect his beloved vessel the Wicked Wench, which he would rename as the Black Pearl, in return for a hundred years of servitude aboard the Dutchman. Also: Beckett wanted to hit Jack where it hurts the most, so he set the Wicked Wench on fire ...


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I don't believe it is a plot hole at all. Jack may have given away the compass before but he had never betrayed it. The two things are mutually exclusive. From this source: In Dead Man's Chest, Jack gave away his compass to Elizabeth and convinced her that the only way to find Will Turner was to find the Chest. During the DVD commentary, writers ...


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The implication is that the curse only applies to those who initially removed the gold from the chest. Those who were paid with the coins, or acquired them through other circumstances, were exempted because they did not remove the gold themselves.


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Jack Sparrow was a legendary pirate of the Seven Seas, and the irreverent trickster of the Caribbean. A captain of equally dubious morality and sobriety, a master of self-promotion and self-interest, Jack fought a constant and losing battle with his own best tendencies. Jack's first love was the sea, his second, his beloved ship the Black Pearl. ...


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