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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 20 May 2011 (USA)
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Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

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Rob Marshall

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Ted Elliott (screenplay), Terry Rossio (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Jack Sparrow
Penélope Cruz ... Angelica
Geoffrey Rush ... Barbossa
Ian McShane ... Blackbeard
Kevin McNally ... Gibbs
Sam Claflin ... Philip
Astrid Bergès-Frisbey ... Syrena (Mermaid)
Stephen Graham ... Scrum
Keith Richards ... Captain Teague
Richard Griffiths ... King George
Greg Ellis ... Groves
Damian O'Hare ... Gillette
Óscar Jaenada ... The Spaniard
Anton Lesser ... Lord John Carteret
Roger Allam ... Prime Minister Henry Pelham
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Storyline

Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past. Written by ahmetkozan

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Pirate's Life.


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content/nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pirates 4 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$378,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,151,958, 22 May 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$241,071,802

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,045,713,802
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Was denied a release in China because the story line consisted of ghosts, the afterlife, and the supernatural. See more »

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(at around 2 mins) The two Spanish fishermen at the beginning of the film go to Cadiz to show the man they caught to the king of Spain. On their way, they pass through heavy forests and the wide shot of the city shows cliffs that end in the open ocean. This is wrong because of several reasons: first, Cadiz is not, nor has it ever been, Spain's capital, so it is not logical the king is there. Secondly, Cadiz is on Southern Spain, it has an arid and dry climate and it is a wide, circular bay with no significant elevations. See more »

Quotes

King George: [as Jack peruses the buffet between them] I have a report: the Spanish have located the Fountain of Youth. I will *not* have some melancholy Spanish monarch - a Catholic! - gain... enternal... life!
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Immediately after the credits, Angelica is shown sitting on the beach when the voodoo doll of Jack washes ashore. She picks it up and smiles evilly. See more »


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Written by Eduardo Cruz
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A solid addition to the fleet.
10 May 2011 | by fire-escapeSee all my reviews

Stranger Tides brings tidings from strangers in this extension of a 1-part turned 3-part franchise, now pitted to carry on into its sixth instalment of the saga. Rob Marshall steps in to take the helm as director, as Johnny Depp continues his reign as the titular Jack Sparrow. No longer legend for his captaincy, we find Sparrow in London amidst the largest collection of known British actors outside of Harry Potter. After rescuing first mate Gibbs (he's the one who slept with the pigs) from hanging under Sparrow's name, our swaggering swashbuckler discovers there's a new Jack in town. Meanwhile an arms race is taking place between the Brits (led by Geoffrey Rush's now peg- legged Barbossa), the Spaniards, and big ol' Blackbeard to find the Fountain of Youth. Pretty self-explanatory, their motives and maps are laid out in a series of hops back and forth from exposition to rehashed sword-fight and chase sequences through the streets of London. While Jack's runaways are more Austin Powers than Bond, the swift swish of metal is far preferable to Verbinski's interminable distraction with ship battles in parts 2 and 3. It takes a long time to get to the captain crossover and corrupt bargaining that the first film did so well, with a race to the finish opposed to a tactical playoff. But, warming up to a reunion between Sparrow and Barbossa, it's the archival camaraderies that bring out the best in the remaining key characters. It's in this unlikely union you'll find most of the laughs. Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane team up as Sparrow's ex-lover Angelica and evil buccaneer Blackbeard, though her needy deception and his one-note barbarism don't liven up proceedings as much as Will and Elizabeth's foolish frivolities have in prequels past. In a despairing attempt to plug the gap, too much is made of an attraction between a random mercenary and mermaid - by the by, a depiction of the mythical creatures is too close to a Lynx advert for comfort, and the key to a center-piece so pointless that it's almost a relief that CG was similarly cut and plugged with slow-searing 3D effects. Hingeing heavily on Sparrow's well-documented improvisation, many of the set-pieces are fun and nimble, though frustratingly hampered by needless 3D which knocks the pace of the action sequences. Hans Zimmer's ever-excellent score pulls together all the rogue threads, keeping well within the range of the first film and injecting a vigorous dose of fun. Restrained and keeping convention, Pirates 4 is far from heading up the franchise, but remains a solid addition to the fleet.


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