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Rated PG-13 for action/adventure violence.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/9/2003 , 143min.
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Plot & Details

Following his surprise-hit American remake of The Ring in 2002, director Gore Verbinski took on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the second of recent films to be based upon Disney theme-park rides (the first being The Country Bears). When Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), the daughter of Governor Swann (Jonathan Pryce) is kidnapped by a group of pirates led by Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and taken aboard their ship, The Black Pearl, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), the young man who loves Elizabeth despite the fact that she is promised to another, sets out to rescue her. But he can't do it alone, so he enlists the help of swashbuckling ship captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Together the two chase after The Black Pearl, but they soon discover that the captain and crew aren't your average pirates. Cursed to remain between the living and the dead, Barbossa and his men look like skeletons when basked in the moonlight. When it is revealed that the only thing that can break the curse is Elizabeth's blood, Jack and Will are faced with a race against time and a battle against the undead to save the Governor's daughter.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound David E. Campbell Nominated
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Lee Orloff Nominated
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound David Parker Nominated
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Hal Hickel Nominated
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Martin Samuel Nominated
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Charles Gibson Nominated
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Johnny Depp Nominated
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Terry Frazee Nominated
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Ve Neill Nominated
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Christopher Boyes Nominated
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects John Knoll Nominated
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing George Watters II Nominated
2003 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Christopher Boyes Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Johnny Depp Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actor Johnny Depp Nominated

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