The Pirates of the Caribbean Script

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Young Elizabeth: [standing at the bow of a ship and singing] We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot. Drink up me 'earties yo ho! We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot. Drink up me 'earties yo ho! Yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me. We extort, we pilfer, we filch and sack. Drink up [Gibbs puts his hand on her shoulder which surprises her]

Gibbs : Quiet, missy, cursed pirates sail these waters. You dont want to bring them down on us now, do ya?

Norrington: Mr. Gibbs that will do!

Gibbs: She was singing about pirates. Bad luck to be singing about pirates with us mired in this unnatural fog. Mark my words.

Norrington: Consider them marked. On your way.

Gibbs: Aye, Lieutenant. Its bad luck to have a woman on board, too, even a miniature one.

Young Elizabeth: I think it would be rather exciting to meet a pirate.

Norrington: Think again, Miss Swann. Vile and dissolute creatures, the lot of them. I intend to see to that any man who sails under a pirate flag or wears a pirate brand gets what he deserves a short drop and a sudden stop. [Elizabeth glances at Gibbs who mimes a hanging]

Governor Swann: Lieutenant Norrington, I appreciate your fervor. But Im concerned about the effect this subject will have upon my daughter.

Norrington: My apologies, Governor Swann.

Young Elizabeth: Actually, I find it all fascinating.

Governor Swann: Yes, thats what concerns me.

Young Elizabeth: [sees a parasol and then a piece of wreckage with a boy on it in the water] Look, a boy! Theres a boy in the water!

Gibbs: Man overboard!

Norrington: Haul him aboard. [They get him on board] Hes still breathing.

Gibbs: [spots burning ship] Mary, Mother of God!

Governor Swann: What happened here?

Norrington: Its most likely the powder magazine. Merchant vessels run heavily armed.

Gibbs: A lot of good it did them. Everyones thinking it; Im just saying it pirates!

Governor Swann: Theres no proof of that. It was probably an accident.

Norrington: Rouse the Captain immediately! Heave to and take in sail, launch the boats.

Governor Swann: Elizabeth I want you to accompany the boy. Hell be in your charge. Take care of him. [She nods and walks over to the young Will]

Young Elizabeth: [Will awakes] Its ok. My names Elizabeth Swann.

Young Will: W-W-Will Turner.

Young Elizabeth: Im watching over you, Will. [Will faints, she notices medallion and examines it] Youre a pirate. [Hides it when Norrington approaches]

Norrington: Has he said anything?

Young Elizabeth: His name is William Turner, thats all I found out.

Norrington: [to sailors] take him below.

[Elizabeth studies the medallion closer and upon looking up sees a ship with the black flag flying at its mast; she closes her eyes]

[End dream]

Scene 2: (A beautiful dress and an impressive sword)

[Elizabeth awakes and decides to take out the medallion from a hiding place in her bureau drawer; she puts it on; theres a knock on the door]

Governor Swann: Elizabeth! Are you alright? Are you decent?

Elizabeth: [hides medallion in the bodice of her nightgown, throws on a robe] Yes, yes!

Governor Swann: Still abed at this hour? [Opens the curtains and the window] Its a beautiful day. I have a gift for you. [Reveals dress]

Elizabeth: Oh, its beautiful!

Governor Swann: Isnt it?

Elizabeth: May I inquire as to the occasion?

Governor Swann: Does a father need an occasion to dote upon his daughter? [To the maids] Go on. Actually, I, uh I had hoped you might wear it for the ceremony today.

Elizabeth: The ceremony?

Governor Swann: Captain Norrington s promotion ceremony.

Elizabeth: I knew it!

Governor Swann: Commodore Norrington as hes about to become! [The maids lace Elizabeth up into a corset] Fine gentleman, dont you think. He fancies you. Elizabeth? Hows it coming?

Elizabeth: Its difficult to say.

Governor Swann: Im told its the latest fashion in London

Elizabeth: Well, women in London mustve learned not to breathe.

Servant: Milord, you have a visitor.

[Will studies a sconce and upon touching it, a piece comes off in his hand; he buries it in the vase thats holding canes and umbrellas]

Governor Swann: [walks downstairs after the servant] Ah, Mr. Turner, good to see you again.

Will: Good day, sir. I have your order. [Opens case and takes out the sword] The blade is folded steel, thats gold filigree laid into the handle. If I may? [Balances the sword] Perfectly balanced. The tang is nearly the full width of the blade. [Flips the sword and presents it gracefully to the Governor]

Governor Swann: [takes the sword] Impressive, very impressive. Ah, now, Commodore Norrington is going to be very pleased with this. Do pass my compliments on to your Master.

Will: I shall. A craftsman is always pleased to hear his work is appreciated.

Governor Swann: [enter Elizabeth] Ah, Elizabeth, you look absolutely stunning.

Elizabeth: Will! So good to see you. I had a dream about you last night.

Will: About me?

Governor Swann: Elizabeth, is that entirely proper for you to?

Elizabeth: About the day we met, do you remember?

Will: How could I forget, Miss Swann?

Elizabeth: Will, how many times must I ask you to call me Elizabeth?

Will: At least once more, Miss Swann, as always.

Governor Swann: There, see, at least the boy has a sense of propriety. Now, we really must be going. Farewell.

Elizabeth: Good day, Mr. Turner.

Governor Swann: Come along.

Will: Good day [Elizabeth and the Governor exit, Will trailing after them, they leave in a carriage] Elizabeth.

Scene 3: (A most excellent entrance, the debate, and the proposal)

[Jack stands on the mast of his boat, noticing that its filling up with water he jumps down to bail it out; notices three pirate skeletons hanging with a sign pirates ye be warned and pays homage to them; reaches the port, his boat sinking lower and lower until he is at the dock and is able to simply walk off the boats mast]

Harbormaster: [to Jack] What? Hold up there, you. Its a shilling to tie up your boat at the docks. [They both look at the sunken boat] And I shall need to know your name.

Jack: [hands him three shillings] what dye say to three shillings and we forget the name

Harbormaster: Welcome to Port Royal, Mr. Smith. [Jack sees the Harbormasters money pouch and takes it]

[Norringtons promotion ceremony] Shouted orders to soldiers: Two paces front! Right about turn! Present arms! [Norrington walks to get his promotion, unsheathes his new sword]

Murtogg: [spots Jack] this dock is off limits to civilians.

Jack: Im terribly sorry, I didnt know. If I see one, I shall inform you immediately. [Tries to continue on his way but is again thwarted] Apparently theres some sort of a high toned and fancy to do up at the fort, eh? How could it be that two upstanding gentlemen such as yourselves did not merit an invitation?

Murtogg: Someone has to make sure this dock stays off limits to civilians.

Jack: Its a fine goal to be sure but it seems to me that a [shifts again] a ship like that [points out the Dauntless] makes this one here a bit superfluous, really.

Murtogg: Ah, the Dauntless is the power in these waters, true enough, but theres no ship that can match the Interceptor for speed.

Jack: Ive heard of one, supposed to be very fast, nigh un-cacheable the Black Pearl.

Mullroy: Well theres no real ship that can match the Interceptor.

Murtogg: The Black Pearl is a real ship.

Mullroy: No, no its not.

Murtogg: Yes, it is, Ive seen it.

Mullroy: Youve seen it?

Murtogg: Yes.

Mullroy: You havent seen it.

Murtogg: Yes, I have.

Mullroy: Youve seen a ship with black sails, thats crewed by the damned and captained by a man so evil that Hell itself spat him back out?

Murtogg: No.

Mullroy: No.

Murtogg: But I have seen a ship with black sails. [Jack slips away while they banter]

Mullroy: Oh, and no ship thats not crewed by the damned and captained by a man so evil that Hell itself spat him back out could possibly have black sails therefore couldnt possibly be any other ship than the Black Pearl. Is that what youre saying?

Murtogg: [nods] no.

Mullroy: Like I said theres no real ship that can match the Interceptor. [Notices Jack at the wheel of the Interceptor]

Murtogg: Hey! You! Get away from there.

Mullroy: You dont have permission to be aboard there, mate.

Jack: Im sorry; its just its such a pretty boat ship.

Murtogg: Whats your name?

Jack: Smith or Smithy, if you like.

Mullroy: Whats your purpose in Port Royal, Mr. Smith?

Murtogg: Yeah and no lies.

Jack: Well, then, I confess, it is my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder and otherwise pilfer my weasely black guts out!

Murtogg: I said no lies!

Mullroy: I think hes telling the truth.

Murtogg: If he were telling the truth, he wouldnt have told us.

Jack: Unless, of course, he knew you wouldnt believe the truth even if he told it to you.

[On the battlements of the Fort] Norrington: May I have a moment? You look lovely, Elizabeth. I apologize if I seem forward but I must speak my mind. This promotion throws into sharp relief that which I have not yet achieved a marriage to a fine woman. You have become a fine woman, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth: I cant breathe.

Norrington: Yes, Im a bit nervous myself. [She falls over battlement]

Scene 4: (The daring rescue and escape)

Jack: [in boat with guards] and then they made me their chief.

Norrington: Elizabeth? Elizabeth! [Makes to jump in after her]

Gillette: [stops him] the rocks! Sir, its a miracle she missed them.

Jack: Will you be saving her then?

Mullroy: I cant swim.

Jack: [glances at Murtogg who stares back at him] Pearl of the Kings Navy you are. [Hands the guards his effects] Do not lose these. [Dives in to save her]

Murtogg: [the medallion calls to the Black Pearl] what was that? [Helps Jack with Elizabeth] I got her. Not breathing!

Jack: Move! [Shoves him aside, cuts open corset]

Mullroy: Never would have thought of that.

Jack: Clearly youve never been to Singapore. [Sees medallion, to Elizabeth] Where did you get that?

Norrington: [to Jack, pointing his sword at him] on your feet.

Governor Swann: [helps Elizabeth up] Elizabeth. Are you alright?

Elizabeth: Yes, Im fine.

Governor Swann: [Murtogg points at Jack] shoot him!

Elizabeth: Father! Commodore, do you really intend to kill my rescuer?

Norrington: I believe thanks are in order. [Offers his hand to shake; reveals P for pirate] Had a brush with the East India Trading company, did we, pirate?

Governor Swann: Hang him.

Norrington: Keep your guns on him, men. Gillette, fetch some irons. [Sees tattoo of a sparrow in flight] Well, well Jack Sparrow, isnt it?

Jack: Captain Jack Sparrow, if you please, sir.

Norrington: Well, I dont see your ship Captain.

Jack: Im in the market as it were.

Murtogg: He said hed come to commandeer one.

Mullroy: Told you he was telling the truth. These are his, sir. [Hands him Jack s effects]

Norrington: No additional shots nor powder. A compass that doesnt point north. [Unsheathes sword] And I half expected it to be made of wood. You are, without doubt, the worst pirate Ive ever heard of.

Jack: But you have heard of me. [Is pulled along to be put in chains]

Elizabeth: Commodore, I really must protest.

Norrington: Carefully Lieutenant.

Elizabeth: Pirate or not this man saved my life.

Norrington: One good deed is not enough to redeem a man of a lifetime of wickedness.

Jack: Though it seems enough to condemn him.

Norrington: Indeed. [Gillette moves away from Jack]

Jack: Finally. [Throws his irons around Elizabeth s neck]

Governor Swann: No, dont shoot!

Jack: I knew youd warm up to me. Commodore Norrington, my effects, please, and my hat. Commodore! Elizabeth. It is Elizabeth isnt it?

Elizabeth: Its Miss Swann.

Jack: Miss Swann, if youd be so kind. Come, come, dear, we dont have all day. Now if youd be very kind. [She straps on his sword, puts on his hat, etc.] Easy on the good star, darling.

Elizabeth: Youre despicable.

Jack: Sticks and stones, love. I saved your life, you saved mine, were square. Gentlemen, my lady, you will always remember this as the day that you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow! [Pushes Elizabeth away and escapes, swinging around and landing on a beam above their heads]

Governor Swann: Now, will you shoot him?

Norrington: Open fire! [Jack is shot at] On his heels. [Jack throws his chains about a rope and slides down to the ground] Gillette, Mr. Sparrow has a dawn appointment with the gallows I would hate for him to miss it.

Soldier: [the soldiers run around searching for Jack] Search upstairs. Look lively, men.

Scene 5: (The duel between Jack and Will)

Jack: [enters smithy, sees drunk and sleeping Mr. Brown and pokes him to see if hell awaken] Whoa! [tries to get rid of the irons with a hammer but it doesnt work; uses the red hot end of a metal rod to spur the donkey; succeeds in breaking the link between them by putting them on two turning wheels in the machinery powered by the donkey; hides when Will enters]

Will: [calms the donkey; sees Brown] Right where I left you. [Sees hammer] Not where I left you. [Notices Jack s hat and reaches for it; Jack taps his sword on his hand] You're the one they're hunting. The pirate.

Jack: You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you before?

Will: I make a point of avoiding familiarity with pirates.

Jack: Ah. Well, then it would be a shame to put a black mark on your record. So, if you'll excuse me [turns away and is about to leave when Will gets his own sword] Do you think this wise, boy, crossing blades with a pirate?

Will: You threatened Miss Swann.

Jack: Only a little. [They sword fight] You know what youre doing, Ill give you that. Excellent form but haws your footwork? First I step here; [he steps] very good. Now that last step again. Ta. [Sheathes sword and walks to the door; Will throws sword which gets stuck in the door, barring the exit; Jack tries to pull it out but is unsuccessful] That is a wonderful trick except once again you are between me and my way out. And now you have no weapon. [Will takes out a metal bar with a heated tip; they fight] Who makes all these? [Looks pointedly at swords]

Will: I do! And I practice with them three hours a day!

Jack: You need to find yourself a girl, mate! Or, perhaps the reason you practice three hours a day is that you already found one and are otherwise incapable of wooing said strumpet. You're not a unik, are you? [Looks down]

Will: I practice three hours a day, so that when I meet a pirate, I can kill it! [They continue their swordfight; Jack loses his weapon and blinds Will with sand; takes out his pistol while Will protects his eyes] You cheated!

Jack: Pirate! [Hears men trying to break the door down] Move away.

Will: No.

Jack: Please, move.

Will: No! I cannot just step aside and let you escape.

Jack: This shot is not meant for you. [Gets hit on the head with a bottle of alcohol and falls unconscious]

Norrington: [his men break in the door] Excellent work, Mr. Brown. Youve assisted in the capture of a dangerous fugitive.

Mr. Brown: Just doing my civic duty, sir.

Norrington: Well, I trust youll always remember this as the day that Captain Jack Sparrow almost escaped. Take him away.

Scene 6: (Talk of the right match and Port Royal under attack!)

Prisoners: [whistling and waving a bone to a dog that has the keys to the prison in its jaws] come here, boy. Nice juicy bone. Come here. Come on

Jack: You can keep doing that forever, the dog is never going to come.

Prisoner: Oh, excuse us if we haven't resigned ourselves to the gallows just yet.

[In the Governors house; Elisabeth s room] Maid: There you go, Miss. [puts a bed warmer between the sheets] It was a difficult day for you, Im sure.

Elizabeth: I suspected Commodore Norrington would propose but I must admit I wasnt entirely prepared for it.

Maid: Well, I meant you being threatened by that pirate, sounds terrifying.

Elizabeth: Oh, yes, it was terrifying.

Maid: But the Commodore proposed. Fancy that, thats a smart match, Miss, if its not too bold to say.

Elizabeth: It is a smart match. Hes a fine man; hes what any woman should dream of marrying.

Maid: Well, that Will Turner, hes a fine man, too.

Elizabeth: That is too bold.

Maid: Well, begging your pardon, Miss, it was not my place. [Leaves]

[Meanwhile Will is hammering a new sword, he looks out unto the deserted street]

[On top of the Fort] Governor Swann: Has my daughter given you an answer yet?

Norrington: No, she hasnt.

Governor Swann: Well, she has had a very trying day. Ghastly weather, dont you think?

Norrington: Bleak, very bleak.

Governor Swann: Whats that?

Norrington: Cannon fire! [Tackles the Governor] Return fire!

[In the jail] Jack: I know those guns. [Looks out of his little window] Its the Pearl.

Prisoner: The Black Pearl? Ive heard stories. Shes been preying on ships and settlements for near ten years. Never leaves any survivors.

Jack: No survivors? Then where do the stories come from, I wonder?

[the Black Pearls guns are destroying the battlements, the pirates are now coming ashore in boats; Will takes up a sword, a hatchet, and a knife to fight the invading pirates; on the battlements]

Norrington: Governor, barricade you in my office. Thats an order!

[The Governors house; pirates are running through the gates an knocking on the door] Elizabeth: [to butler] dont [the butler opens the door]

Pintel: Hello, chump. [Shoots butler and the pirates swarm into the house]

Pirate: Girl! [Elizabeth runs upstairs]

Maid: [they lock the chamber door] Miss Swann, theyve come too kidnap you.

Elizabeth: What?

Maid: Youre the Governors daughter.

Elizabeth: They havent seen you. Hide and the first chance you get, run to the fort. [Distracts Ragetti and Pintel as the maid runs out, hits Pintel in the face with the bed warmer]

Ragetti: Gotcha! [Catches Elizabeth and she releases ashes onto his head] Its hot! Its hot!

Pintel: [to Ragetti] Come on! [the maid escapes; Elizabeth is cornered on the stairs and while pirates are distracted by one of their own being taken out by a cannon she runs away; Elizabeth tries to get a sword out but is unable; Pintel and Ragetti break the door] We know youre here, Poppet.

Ragetti: Poppey.

Pintel: Come out and we promise we wont hurt you. [Ragetti looks at Pintel questioningly who only smiles] We will find you, Poppet. Youve got something of ours and it calls to us. The gold calls to us.

Ragetti: Gold calls

Pintel: [opens door of the closet] Ello, Poppet.

Elizabeth: Parley!

Ragetti: What?

Elizabeth: Parley. I invoke the right of parley. According to the code of the brethren, set down by the pirates Morgan and Bartholomew, you have to take me to your Captain.

Pintel: I know the code.

Elizabeth: If an adversary demands parley you can do them no harm until the parley is complete.

Ragetti: To blazes with the code.

Pintel: She wants to be taken to the Captain. And shell go without a fuss. We must honor the code.

[Port Royal street; Will is fighting with Grapple]

Grapple: [to Will, holding him defenseless] Say goodbye! [Signs falls on him]

Will: Goodbye.

Pintel: [to Elizabeth, leading her to the Black Pearl] Come on!

Elizabeth: Will.

Will: [spots them] Elizabeth.

Pirate: Outta my way, scum. [Knocks Will on the head, he faints]



Scene 7: (No luck and on board the Black Pearl)

[in jail] Prisoner: [a hole is blown in a cell, to Jack] My sympathies friend, its no matter of luck at all.

Jack: [picks up the bone and whistles] Come on, doggy. Its just you and me now. Its you and old Jack, come on. Come on, good boy. Thats it, good boy, come on! Get closer, Get closer. Thats it, thats it, doggy. Come on you filthy, slimy, mangy cad. [theres a crash downstairs and the dog runs away] No, no, no, no, no, I didnt mean it. I didnt mean it... [a crash as the prison guard is thrown down the stairs]

Twig: [looks a round] This aint the armory.

Pirate: Well, well, well, look what we have here Twigg Captain Jack Sparrow.

Twigg: [spits] Last time I saw you, you were all alone on a godforsaken island, shrinking into the distance. His fortunes arent improved much.

Jack: Worry about your own fortunes, gentlemen. The deepest circle of Hell is reserved for betrayers and mutineers. [Pirate grabs Jack s throat; Jack sees skeletal arm] So there is a curse. Thats interesting.

Pirate: You know nothing of Hell. [they leave]

Jack: Thats very interesting.

[Elizabeth is rowed across with the pirates; on board the Black Pearl]

Boson: I didnt know we were takin on captives.

Pintel: Shes invoked the right of parley with Captain Barbossa.

Elizabeth: I am here to negotiate [is backhanded by Boson]

Boson: You will speak when spoken to.

Barbossa: [grabs Bosons wrist] And yell not lay a hand on those under the protection of parley.

Boson: Aye, sir.

Barbossa: My apologies, Miss

Elizabeth: Captain Barbossa, I am here to negotiate the cessation of hostilities against Port Royal.

Barbossa: There are a lot of long words in there, Miss; were not but humble pirates. What is it that you want?

Elizabeth: I want you to leave and never come back.

Barbossa: Im disinclined to acquiesce to your request means no.

Elizabeth: Very well. Ill drop it. [dangles medallion over the sea]

Barbossa: Me holds are burstin' with swag and that bit of shine matters to us? Why?

Elizabeth: Its what youve been searching for. I recognized the ship. I saw it eight years ago on the crossing from England.

Barbossa: Did ya now?

Elizabeth: Fine, well, I suppose if it is worthless then theres no point in me keeping it. [it drops a bit, the pirates lunge forward]

Barbossa: Ah. [chuckles] You have a name, Missy?

Elizabeth: Elizabeth Turner. Im a maid in the Governors household. [she curtsies]

Barbossa: Miss Turner!

Pintel: Bootstrap.

Barbossa: And how does a maid come to own a trinket such as that. Family heirloom, perhaps?

Elizabeth: I didnt steal it if thats what you mean.

Barbossa: Very well, you hand it over and well put your town to our rudder and never return.

Elizabeth: [she hands it over] Our bargain? [Barbossa walks away from her]

Boson: Still the guns and stow em.

Elizabeth: Wait! You have to take me to shore. According to the code of the order of the brethren -

Barbossa: First of all, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement so I must do nothing. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the pirates code to apply and youre not. And thirdly, the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner.

Scene 8: (To save Elizabeth and Jacks rescue)

Will: [awakes on the street in the morning; to Norrington] Theyve taken her. Theyve taken Elizabeth.

Norrington: Mr. Murtogg, remove this man.

Will: We have to hunt them down, we must save her.

Governor Swann: And where do you propose we start? If you have any information concerning my daughter, please, share it.

Murtogg: That Jack Sparrow. He talked about the Black Pearl.

Mullroy: Mentioned it, is more what he did.

Will: Ask him where it is. Make a deal with him he could lead us to it.

Norrington: No, the pirates who invaded this Fort left Sparrow locked in his cell ergo they are not his allies. Governor, we will establish their most likely course

Will: [buries hatchet in the table] Thats not good enough!

Norrington: Mr. Turner, you are not a military man, you are not a sailor. You are a blacksmith and this is not the moment for rash actions. Do not make the mistake of thinking you are the only man here who cares for Elizabeth. [hands him back his hatchet]

[in jail]
Jack: [trying to pick the lock with a bone] Please.... [hears footsteps, leaves the bone in the lock and lies down]

Will: You, Sparrow!

Jack: Aye.

Will: You are familiar with that ship, the Black Pearl?

Jack: Ive heard of it.

Will: Where does it make berth?

Jack: Where does it make berth? Have you not heard the stories? Captain Barbossa and his crew of miscreants sailed from the dreaded Isle de Muerta. Its an island that cannot be found except by those who already know where it is.

Will: The ships real enough. Therefore its anchorage must be a real place. Where is it?

Jack: [studies his nails] Why ask me?

Will: Because youre a pirate.

Jack: And you want to turn pirate yourself, is that it?

Will: Never! They took Miss Swann.

Jack: Oh, so it is that youve found a girl. I see. Well, if youre intending to brave all, hasten to her rescue and so win fair ladys heart youll have to do it alone, mate. I see no profit in it for me.

Will: I can get you out of here.

Jack: Hows that? The keys run off.

Will: I helped build these cells. These are half pin-barrel hinges. [picks up a bench and places it at the bottom of the cell door] With the right leverage and a proper application of strength, the door will lift free.

Jack: Whats your name?

Will: Will Turner.

Jack: That will be short for William, I imagine. Good, strong name. No doubt, named for your father, aye?

Will: Yes.

Jack: Aha. Well, Mr. Turner, Ive changed me mind. If you spring me from this cell, I swear on pain of death, I shall take you to the Black Pearl and your bonny lass. Do we have an accord?

Will: [they shake hands] Agreed.

Jack: Agreed, get me out.

Will: [lifts the door free] Hurry, someone will have heard that.

Jack: Not without my effects.

Scene 9: (Commandeering a ship)

Will: Were going to steal a ship. That ship? [glances at the Dauntless]

Jack: Commandeer. Were going to commandeer that ship. Nautical term. One question about your business boy, or theres no use going. This girl, how far are you willing to go to save her?

Will: Id die for her.

Jack: Oh, good. No worries, then.

Will: [under boat underwater with Jack in the lead] This is either madness or brilliance.

Jack: Its remarkable how often those two traits coincide. [they board the Dauntless] Everyone stay calm, we are taking over the ship.

Will: Avast! [the men laugh]

Gillette: This ship cannot be crewed by two men. Youll never make it out of the bay.

Jack: [points his pistol at Gillette s nose] Son, Im Captain Jack Sparrow, savvy?

Navy officer: [notices Gillette and his men a small boat] Commodore!

Gillette: [waving and screaming from the boat] Sir, theyve taken the Dauntless. Theyve taken the ship. Sparrow and Turner, theyve taken the Dauntless.

Norrington: [sees the two on board the ship through his spy glass] Rash, Turner, too rash. He is without doubt the worst pirate I have ever seen.

Will: [notices the Interceptor set sail] Here they come.

Gillette: [to his crew about the boat] Bring her around, bring her around!

Norrington: [he and his men board the Dauntless] Search every cabin, every hold, down to the bilges. [Jack and Will swing onto the Interceptor and sail away; Norrington notices] Sailors, back to the Interceptor! Now!

Sailor: Quickly men! [they try but are too late]

Jack: Thank you, Commodore, for getting us ready to make way. Wed have a hard time of it by ourselves.

Norrington: Set top sails and clear up this mess.

Navy officer: With the wind a quarter astern, we wont catch them.

Norrington: We dont need to catch them just get them in range of the long nines.

Navy officer: Men, come about. Run out the guns. [to Norrington] We open fire on our own ship, sir?

Norrington: Id rather see her at the bottom of the ocean than in the hands of a pirate.

Sailor: Commodore, hes disabled the rudder chain, sir!

Gillette: [the Interceptor bears down on his boat] Abandon ship! [they jump off just in time as the boat is broken up and sinks under the Interceptor]

Navy officer: Thats got to be the best pirate Ive ever seen.

Norrington: So it would seem.

Scene 10: (Revelations and Tortuga)

Will: [sharpening his sword] When I was a lad living in England, my mother raised me by herself. After she died, I came out here, looking for my father.

Jack: Is that so?

Will: My father, Will Turner. And in jail it was only after you learned my name that you agreed to help. Since thats what I wanted, I didnt press the matter. Im not a simpleton, Jack. You knew my father.

Jack: I knew him. Probably one the few who knew him as William Turner, everyone else just called him Bootstrap or Bootstrap Bill.

Will: Bootstrap?

Jack: Good man, good pirate. I swear you look just like him.

Will: Its not true, he was a merchant sailor; a good, respectable man who obeyed the law

Jack: He was a bloody pirate, a scallywag.

Will: My father was not a pirate. [takes out his sword]

Jack: Put it away, son. Its not worth you getting beat again.

Will: You didnt beat me; you ignored the rules of engagement. In a fair fight, Id killed you.

Jack: And thats no incentive for me to fight fair, is it? [moves one of the sails so that the yard catches Will and swings him out over the sea] Now as long as youre just hanging there, pay attention. The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man cant do. For instance you can accept that your father was a pirate and a good man or you cant. But pirate is in your blood, boy, so youll have to square with that someday. And me, for example, I can let you drown but I cant bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesies, savvy? So [swings him back on board and offers him his sword] can you sail under the command of a pirate or can you not?

Will: [takes the sword] Tortuga?

Jack: Tortuga.

Jack: [on the island] ... More importantly, it is indeed a sad life that has never breathed deep the sweet proliferous bouquet that is Tortuga, savvy? What do you think?

Will: It'll linger.

Jack: Ill tell you mate, if every town in the world were like this one, no man would ever feel unwanted.

Jack: Scarlet! [she slaps him] Not sure I deserved that. Giselle!

Giselle: Who was she?!

Jack: What? [she slaps him] I may have deserved that.

Scene 11: (A proposition)

Gibbs: [Jack throws a bucket of water at him] Curse you for breathing, you slack jawed idiot! Mothers love! Jack! You should know better then to wake a man when hes sleeping. Tis bad luck.

Jack: Ah, fortunately I know how to counter it. The man who did the waking buys, the man who was sleeping, a drink. The man who was sleeping drinks it while listening to a proposition from the man who did the waking.

Gibbs: Aye, then we both do it. [Will throws another bucket of water at him] Blast! For the last time Im already awake!

Will: That was for the smell.

Jack: [they enter a tavern; to Will] Keep a sharp eye. [sits at a table with Gibbs]

Gibbs: Now, whats the nature of this venture yourn?

Jack: Im going after the Black Pearl. [Gibbs almost chokes on his drink] I know where its going to be and Im going to take it.

Gibbs: Jack, its a fools errand. Well, you know better than me the tales of the Black Pearl.

Jack: Thats why I know what Barbossa is up to all I need is a crew.

Gibbs: From what I hear tell of Captain Barbossa, hes not a man to suffer fools nor strike a bargain with one.

Jack: Well, then I say its a very good thing Im not a fool then, aye?

Gibbs: Prove me wrong. What makes ye think Barbossa will give up his ship to you?

Jack: Lets just say its a matter of leverage, aye? [nods at Will]

Gibbs: The kid?

Jack: That is the child of Bootstrap Bill Turner. His only child, savvy?

Gibbs: Is he now? Leverage says you, I think I feel a change in the wind says I. Ill find us a crew, theres bound to be some sailors on this rock crazy as you.

Jack: One can only hope. Take what you can [toasts Gibbs]

Gibbs: [they clink their tankards] Give nothing back. [drain their drinks]

Scene 12: (The origin of the curse)

Pintel: You'll be dinin' with the captain. And he requests you wear this. [gives her a dress]

Elizabeth: Well, you may tell the captain that I am disinclined to acquiesce to his request.

Pintel: He said youd say that. He also said if that be the case you'll be dinin' with the crew and you'll be naked. [she snatches the dress] Fine.

[in the Captains cabin, the food is laid out] Barbossa: [Elizabeth eats daintily] Theres no need to stand on ceremony, nor call to impress anyone. You must be hungry. [gives her a goblet with wine] Try the wine. And the apples? [offers her one] One of those next.

Elizabeth: Its poisoned.

Barbossa: There would be no sense to be killing ye Miss Turner.

Elizabeth: Then release me, you have your trinket; Im of no further value to you.

Barbossa: [takes out the medallion] You dont know what this is, do ye?

Elizabeth: Its a pirate medallion.

Barbossa: This is Aztec gold. One of 882 identical pieces they delivered in a stone chest to CortÚs himself. Blood money paid to stem the slaughter he wreaked upon them with his armies. But the greed of CortÚs was insatiable. So the heathen gods placed upon the gold a terrible curse. Any mortal that removes but a piece from that stone chest shall be punished for eternity.

Elizabeth: I hardly believe in ghost stories anymore, Captain Barbossa

Barbossa: Aye, thats exactly what I thought when we were first told the tale. Buried on an island that cannot be found except for those who know where it is. Find it, we did. There be the chest, inside be the gold, we took them all. Spent them and traded them. We frittered them away on drink and food and pleasurable company. The more we gave them away, the more we came to realize the drink would not satisfy, food turned to ash in our mouths, and all the pleasurable company in the world could not slake our lust. We are cursed men, Miss Turner. Compelled by greed we were, and now we are consumed by it. [Elizabeth takes a butter knife and hides it] There is one way we can end our curse. All the scattered pieces of the Aztec gold must be restored and the blood repaid. Thanks to ye we have the final piece.

Elizabeth: And the blood to be repaid?

Barbossa: Thats why theres no sense to be killing you yet. [offers her an apple] Apple? Arr. [she stabs him with the knife; he takes it out] Im curious, after killing me what was it you planning on doing next? [she runs out and sees the pirates, all decaying skeletons] Look! The moonlight shows us for what we really are. We are not among the living and so we cannot die but neither are we dead. For too long Ive been parched with thirst and unable to quench it. Too long Ive been starving to death and havent died. I feel nothing, not the wind on my face nor the spray of the sea, nor the warmth of a womans flesh. [walks out into the moonlight and reveals a skeleton] You best start believing in ghost stories Miss Turner; youre in one! [drinks and it pours over his ribs, laughs and the crew laughs with him] What are ye looking at? Back to work!

Scene 13: (Jack s crew)

Gibbs: Feast your eyes, Captain. All of them, faithful hands before the mast. Every man worth his salt. And crazy to boot.

Will: So this is your able-bodied crew?

Jack: You, sailor!

Gibbs: Cotton, sir.

Jack: Mr. Cotton. Do you have the courage and fortitude to follow orders and stay true in the face of danger and almost sudden death? Mr. Cotton! Answer me!

Gibbs: He's a mute, sir. Poor devil had his tongue cut out, so he trained the parrot to talk for him. No ones yet figured how...

Jack Sparrow: Mr. Cotton's... parrot. Same question.

Parrot: Wind in the sails! Wind in the sails!

Mr. Gibbs: Mostly, we figure, that means 'yes.'

Jack: course it does. [to Will] Satisfied?

Will: Well, youve proved them mad.

Anamaria: And whats the benefit for us?

Jack: [comes over to the voice and takes off the sailors hat, revealing a woman] Anamaria. [she slaps him]

Will: I suppose you didnt deserve that one either.

Jack: No, that one I deserved.

Anamaria: You stole my boat!

Jack: Actually [she slaps him again] borrowed, borrowed without permission. But with every intention of bringing it back to you.

Anamaria: But you didnt!

Jack: Youll get another one.

Anamaria: I will.

Will: A better one.

Jack: A better one!

Will: That one. [points to the Interceptor]

Jack: What one? That one?! Aye! That one. What say you?

Crew: Aye!

Gibbs: No, no, no, no, no, its frightful bad luck to bring a woman aboard, sir.

Jack: Itd be far worse not to, have her.

[a storm breaks upon them at sea] Will: How can we sail to an island that nobody can find with a compass that doesnt work?

Gibbs: Aye, the compass doesnt point north but were not trying to find north, are we? [to Jack] We should drop canvas (?), sir.

Jack: She can hold a bit longer.

Gibbs: Whats in your head thats put you in such a fine mood, Captain?

Jack: Were catching up.





Scene 14: (Jack s past revealed)

[on the Pearl] Pintel: Time to go, Poppet. [Barbossa latches the medallion around Elizabeth s neck and the all sail to the cave]

Parrot: [singing as they enter a lagoon] Dead men tell no tales.

Gibbs: [the whole crew is looking at the wrecks strewn everywhere in the water] Puts a chill in the bones how many honest sailors have been claimed by this passage.

Will: [watches as Jack closes the compass when Cotton stares at him too much] How is it that Jack came by that compass?

Gibbs: Not a lot known about Jack Sparrow before he showed up in Tortuga with a mind to go after the treasure of the Isle de Muerta. That was before I met him. Back when he was Captain of the Black Pearl.

Will: What? He failed to mention that.

Gibbs: Well, he plays things close to the vest now. And a hard learned lesson it was. See three days out on the venture the first mate comes to him and says everythings an equal share as should be the location of the treasure, too. So, Jack gives up the bearings. That night there was a mutiny. They marooned Jack on an island and left him to die but not before hed gone mad with the heat.

Will: Ah. So that's the reason for the [acts like Jack]

Gibbs: Reason's got nothing to do with it. Now Will, when a man is marooned he is a given a pistol with a single shot. Well it won't do much good hunting or to be rescued. But after three weeks of starvin belly and thirst (?) that pistol starts to look real friendly. But Jack made it off the island and he still has that one shot. Oh, but he won't use it though, save for one man. His mutinous first mate.

Will: Barbossa.

Gibbs: Aye.

Will: How did Jack get off the island?

Gibbs: Well, Ill tell you. He waded out into the shallows and there he waited three days and three nights till all manner of sea creature came and acclimated to his presence. And on the fourth morning he roped himself a couple of sea turtles, harnessed them together and made a raft.

Will: He roped a couple of sea turtles?

Gibbs: Aye, sea turtles.

Will: What did he use for rope?

Jack: [Jack comes up] Human hair, from my back. Let go of the anchor!

Crew: Let go of the anchor, sir!

Jack: Young Mr. Turner and I are to go ashore.

Gibbs: Captain! What if the worst should happen?

Jack: Keep to the code.

Gibbs: Aye, the code.

Scene 15: (The blood ritual and Jack s not dead)

Pintel: Ten years of hoarding swag.

Ragetti: And now were finally getting to spend it. [they empty a trunk and it turns out to be full of ladies clothes; they both pick up parasols]

Pintel: Once were quit of the curse well be rich men. And you can buy an eye that actually fits and is made of glass.

Ragetti: This one does splinter something terrible. [rubs it]

Pintel: Stop rubbing it. [Boson walks by and rolls his eyes at them]

[in the boat] Will: [sees a skull] What code is Gibbs to keep to if the worst should happen?

Jack: Pirates code. Any man that falls behind is left behind.

Will: No heroes amongst thieves, eh?

Jack: You know for having such a bleak outlook on pirates youre well on your way to becoming one. Sprung a man from jail, commandeered a ship of the Fleet, sailed with a buccaneer crew out of Tortuga [they both look at the gold on the bottom of the little river] and youre completely obsessed with treasure.

Will: Thats not true. Im not obsessed with treasure.

Jack: [looks in on the gathering] Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

Barbossa: Gentlemen, the time has come! Salvation is nigh! Our torment is near at end.

Will: Elizabeth.

Barbossa: For ten years weve been tested and tried and each man, jack you (?) here has proved his mettle a hundred times over and a hundred times again! [the men cheer]

Ragetti: Suffered I have.

Barbossa: Punished we were. The lot of us-disproportionate to our crime. Here it is [throws off the chests lid] the cursed treasure of CortÚs himself. Every last piece that went astray we have returned save for this. [points to the medallion on Elizabeth s neck]

Will: [scrambles up, upsetting some of the treasure] Jack!

Jack: [pulls him down] Not yet. We wait for the opportune moment.

Will: Whens that? When its of greatest profit to you?

Jack: May I ask you something? Have I ever given you reason not to trust me? Do us a favor, I know its difficult for you but please stay here and try not to do anything stupid.

Barbossa: And who among us has paid the blood sacrifice owed to the heathen gods?

Pirates: Us!

Barbossa: And whose blood must yet to be paid?

Pirates: Hers!

Barbossa: You know the first thing Im goin to do after the curse is lifted? Eat a whole bushel of apples. [takes up the knife] Begun by blood, by blood undone.

Will: [hits Jack with oar] Sorry, Jack, Im not going to be your leverage.

Elizabeth: [her palm is cut] Thats it?

Barbossa: Waste not. [drops the medallion; there is an anticipation to see if it worked]

Pirate: Did it work?

Ragetti: I dont feel no different.

Pintel: How do we tell? [Barbossa shoots him]

Pirate: Youre not dead.

Pintel: No. He shot me!

Twigg: It didnt work. The curse it still upon us!

Barbossa: You, maid! Your father, what was his name? Was your father William Turner?

Elizabeth: No.

Barbossa: Wheres his child? The child that sailed from England eight years ago, the child in whose veins flows the blood of William Turner. Where? [backhands her]

Boson: You two. You brought us the wrong person!

Pintel: No! She had the medallion, shes the proper age.

Ragetti: She said her name was Turner, you heard her! [Will motions for Elizabeth to follow him into the water; she takes the medallion with her] Stupid blighter.

Twigg: You brought us here for nothing.

Barbossa: I wont take questions and no second guesses, not from the likes of you, Master Twigg.

Pirate: Whos to blame? Every decision youve made has led us from bad to worse.

Pirate 2: It was you who sent Bootstrap to the depths!

Boson: And its you who brought us here in the first place.

Barbossa: Any coward here dare challenge me let him speak! Hmm?

Pirate: I say, we cut her throat and spill all her blood, just in case.

Barbossa: [sees the monkey pointing] The medallion! Shes taken it! Well, after her! You pack of ingrates.

Boson: The oars have gone missing. Find them!

Pintel: [spots Jack] You. Youre supposed to be dead!

Jack: Am I not? [looks down on himself] Oh. [finds pistols pointed at him] Puhluley, puhlulehvoos, parleli, parsmi, pasley, parle, parle

Ragetti: Parley?

Jack: Parley! Thats the one. Parley! Parley!

Pintel: Parley? Damned to the depths whatever man had thought of parley.

Jack: That would be the French.

Scene 16: (Keeping to the code, revealing the medallion, and talk of negotiation)

Elizabeth: [boards the Interceptor] Not more pirates.

Gibbs: Welcome aboard, Miss Elizabeth.

Elizabeth: Mr. Gibbs?

Gibbs: [Will climbs aboard] Hey, boy! Where be Jack?

Elizabeth: Jack? Jack Sparrow?

Will: He fell behind. [leads Elizabeth away]

Gibbs: Keep to the code.

Anamaria: Raise anchor! Hoist the sails!

[in the cave]
Barbossa: How the blazes did you get off that island?

Jack: When you marooned me on that godforsaken spit of land, you forgot one very important thing, mate! Im Captain Jack Sparrow.

Barbossa: Ah, well, I wont be making that mistake again. Gents, you all remember Captain Jack Sparrow? Kill him. [the pirates all point their weapons at Jack.]

Jack: The girls blood didnt work, did it?

Barbossa: Hold your fire! [the pirates reluctantly lower their weapons] You know whose blood we need?

Jack: I know whose blood ye need.

[in the cabin of the Interceptor]
Elizabeth: [trying to bandage her palm] What sort of a man trades a mans life for a ship?

Will: A Pirate. Here, let me. [puts on bandages]

Elizabeth: Thank you.

Will: You said you gave Barbossa my name as yours. Why?

Elizabeth: I dont know. [she winces and pulls away]

Will: Im sorry. Blacksmiths hands, I know theyre rough.

Elizabeth: No I mean yes, they are but dont stop.

Will: Elizabeth

Elizabeth: [takes out medallion] Its yours.

Will: I thought Id lost it the day they rescued me. It was a gift from my father, he sent it to me. Why did you take it?

Elizabeth: Because I was afraid that you were a pirate. That wouldve been awful.

Will: It wasnt your blood they needed it was my fathers blood, my blood the blood of a pirate.

Elizabeth: Im so sorry, please forgive me. [Will slams down the medallion on the table and she leaves]

[in the Captains cabin of the Black Pearl]

Barbossa: So you expect to leave me standing on some beach with nothing but a name and your word its the one I need and watch you sail away on my ship?

Jack: No. I expect to leave you standing on some beach with absolutely no name at all, watching me sail away on my ship and then Ill shout the name back to you. Savvy?

Barbossa: But that still leaves us with the problem of me standing on some beach with naught but a name and your word its the one I need.

Jack: Of the two of us I am the only one who hasn't committed mutiny, therefore my word is the one we'll be trusting. Although, I suppose I should be thanking you because in fact, if you hadnt betrayed me and left me to die, I would have an equal share in that curse same as you. [bites into an apple] Funny old world, isnt it? [offers him an apple]

Boson: [enters] Captain, were coming up on the Interceptor. [Barbossa goes topside]

Jack: [runs out after Barbossa and stands in front of him at the bow, blocking the view of the Interceptor] Im having a thought here, Barbossa. What say we run up a flag of truce? I scurry over to the Interceptor and I negotiate the return of your medallion, aye? What say you to that?

Barbossa: Now you see, Jack, thats exactly the attitude that lost you the Pearl. People are easy to search when theyre dead. [to Boson] Lock him in the brig. [throws away Jack s apple]

Scene 17: (The chase and the fight)

Elizabeth: [the crew is running around] Whats happening?

Anamaria: The Black Pearl, shes gaining on us. [looks out at the Pearl]

Elizabeth: This is the fastest ship in the Caribbean.

Anamaria: You can tell them that after theyve caught us.

Elizabeth: Were shallow on the draft, right?

Anamaria: Aye.

Elizabeth: Well, then can't we lose them amongst those shoals?

Gibbs: We dont have to out run them long, just long enough.

Anamaria: Lighten the ship, stem to stern.

Gibbs: Anything that we can afford to lose see that its lost.

[on the Black Pearl]
Jack: [is locked in the brig by Boson; he sloshes in the water] Apparently theres a leak.

Barbossa: Haul on the main brace. Make ready the guns. And run out the sweeps. [the Jolly Roger is hoisted up]

[on the Interceptor]

Will: [looks out at the Black Pearl and sees the oars; stops a cannon from being thrown off] Were gonna need that.

Anamaria: [sees the oars] It was a good plan up till now.

Will: Gibbs! We have to make a stand. We must fight! Load the guns!

Anamaria: With what?

Will: Anything. Everything! Anything we have left.

Gibbs: Load the guns! (?) Nails and crushed glass! With a will! (?) [they stuff cutlery and other assorted items into the cannons including Gibbs canteen] The pearl is going to luff up on our port quarter. Shell take us without ever presenting a target.

Elizabeth: Lower the anchor on the right side. On the starboard side!

Will: It certainly has the element of surprise.

Anamaria: Youre daft, lady! You both are!

Gibbs: Daft like Jack! Lower the starboard anchor! Do it ye dogs or its you well load into the cannons! [the anchor is lowered]

Elizabeth: [to Anamaria] Let go. [she lets go of the wheel and the ship swings about]

Barbossa: They're club haulin'! Hard abort. Rack the starboard oars.

Boson: Hard abort!

Will: Keep us steady now. Now!

Barbossa: Fire!

Elizabeth: Fire! [the ships exchange cannon fire]

Jack: [a whole is blown in the hull] Stop blowing holes in my ship! [notices that the shot from the cannon destroyed the lock on the cell door]

Gibbs: We could use a few more ideas, lass.

Elizabeth: Your turn.

Gibbs: We need us a devils dowry.

Anamaria: Well give them her. [points her pistol at Elizabeth]

Will: Shes not what theyre after.

Elizabeth: [notices that its not at her throat] The medallion. [Will goes to search for it below]

Barbossa: ya bloomin cockroaches. Hands! Grapples, at the ready. Prepare to board! [Ragetti and Pintel fire a shot that severs the mast and it falls over; grapple hooks are thrown as pirates board the Interceptor] ... to the powder magazine. And the rest of you bring me the medallion! [pirates board the Interceptor]

Will: [is trapped when the mast falls] Hey! Hey! Below!

Jack: [takes a rope from a pirate] Thanks very much. [swings onto the Interceptor]

Gibbs: Jack!

Jack: [hands him canteen] Bloody empty. [helps Elizabeth] Thats not very nice. Wheres the medallion?

Elizabeth: Wretch! [is about to slap him]

Jack: [catches her wrist] Ah, wheres dear William?

Elizabeth: Will [sees him under a grate] Will!

Will: Elizabeth!

Jack: [sees monkey with medallion] Monkey! [runs after it]

Elizabeth: I cant move it. [is dragged away] Will!

Will: Elizabeth!

Barbossa: [gets medallion from monkey] Why thank you, Jack.

Jack: Youre welcome.

Barbossa: Not you. We named the monkey Jack. Gents, our hope is restored! [the pirates ignite the powder leading to the collection of powder kegs while Will struggles to escape the cabin that is full of water]

Scene 18: (Misleading negotiations and walking the plank)

Pintel: [to Jack s crew] If any of you as much as thinks the word parley, Ill have your guts for garters.

Elizabeth: [the Interceptor is blown up] Will [attacks Barbossa] Youve got to stop it! Stop it!

Barbossa: Welcome back, Miss. You took advantage of our hospitality last time. It holds fair now that you return the favor. [pushes her to the crew]

Will: [leaps up on deck] Barbossa!

Elizabeth: Will.

Will: She goes free. [points pistol at Barbossa]

Barbossa: Whats in your head, boy?

Will: She goes free!

Barbossa: Youve only got one shot and we cant die.

Jack: [to Will] Dont do anything stupid.

Will: You cant I can. [points gun at himself]

Jack: Like that.

Barbossa: Who are you?

Jack: [to Barbossa] No one. Hes no one. A distant cousin of my aunts nephew twice removed. Lovely singing voice, though. Unik.

Will: My name is Will Turner. My father was Bootstrap Bill Turner. His blood runs in my veins.

Ragetti: Hes a spitting image of old Bootstrap Bill come back to haunt us.

Will: On my word do as I say or Ill pull this trigger and be lost to Davy Jones Locker.

Barbossa: Name your terms, Mr. Turner.

Will: Elizabeth goes free.

Barbossa: Yes, we know that one. Anything else?

Will: [sees Jack point at himself] And the crew, the crew are not to be harmed.

Barbossa: Agreed.

Pirate: [to Elizabeth] Go on! Walk the plank!

Will: Barbossa, you lying bastard! You swore shed go free!

Barbossa: Dont dare impugn me honor, boy. I agreed shed go free it was you who failed to specify when or where. [Will s gagged] Though it does seem a shame to lose something so fine, dont it lads?

Pirates: Aye.

Barbossa: So Ill be having that dress back before you go.

Jack: [to pirate] I always liked you.

Elizabeth: It goes with your black heart. [throws him the dress]

Barbossa: [presses it to his face] Ooh, its still warm.

Pirate 2: Off you go! Come on!

Boson: Too long! [shakes plank, Elizabeth falls in]

Jack: [is dragged up to the plank] I really had rather hoped we were past all this.

Barbossa: Jack. Jack! Did ya not notice? That be the same little island that we made you Governor of on our last little trip. [points out the distant island]

Jack: I did notice.

Barbossa: Perhaps youll be able to conjure up another miraculous escape. But I doubt it. [unsheathes his sword and brandishes it at Jacks throat] Off you go.

Jack: Last time you left me a pistol with one shot.

Barbossa: By the powers, youre right. Were be Jack s pistol? Bring it forward. [the pistol is brought]

Jack: Seeing as theres two of us, a gentleman would give us a pair of pistols.

Barbossa: Itll be one pistol as before and you can be the gentleman and shoot the lady and starve to death yourself. [throws the pistol into the sea, Jack jumps in after it and recovers it]

Scene 19: (Marooned again)

Jack: [looks back at the Pearl; wades out onto the beach shaking off the ropes that bound his wrists] Thats the second time Ive had to watch that man sail away with my ship.

Elizabeth: [follows Jack as he walks] But you were marooned on this island before, werent you? So we can escape in the same way you did then.

Jack: To what point and purpose, young missy? The Black Pearl is gone and unless you have a rudder and a lot of sails hidden in that bodice, unlikely, young Mr. Turner will be dead long before you can reach him.

Elizabeth: [follows him as he knocks on a tree trunk then takes three steps and jumps up and down a few times] But youre Captain Jack Sparrow. You vanished from under the eyes of seven agents of the East India Company. You sacked Nassau Port without even firing a shot. Are you the pirate Ive read about or not? How did you escape last time?

Jack: Last time I was here a grand total of three days, alright? Last time [opens a secret cellar door] the rumrunners used this island as a cache. Came by and I was able to barter a passage off. From the looks of things, theyve long been out of business. Probably have your bloody friend Norrington to thank for that. [climbs out with two bottles of rum in his hands]

Elizabeth: So thats it then? Thats the secret grand adventure of the infamous Jack Sparrow? You spent three days lying on a beach, drinking rum?!

Jack: Welcome to the Caribbean, love. [hands her a bottle]

Elizabeth and Jack: [singing and dancing around a fire] We're devils and black sheep and really bad eggs. Drink up me 'earties yo ho! Yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me.

Jack: I love this song! Really bad eggs! Woo. [falls] When I get the Pearl back, Im gonna teach it to the whole crew and well sing it all the time!

Elizabeth: And youll be positively the most fearsome pirate in the Spanish Main.

Jack: Not just the Spanish Main, love, the entire ocean, the entire world. Wherever we want to go, well go, thats what a ship is, you know. Its not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails that's what a ship needs but what a ship is, what the Black Pearl really is, is freedom.

Elizabeth: Jack, it must be really terrible for you to be trapped on this island.

Jack: Oh, yes. [puts his arm around her shoulder] But the company is infinitely better than last time, I think. And the scenery has definitely improved.

Elizabeth: Mr. Sparrow, Im not entirely sure that Ive had enough rum to allow that kind of talk.

Jack: I know exactly what you mean, love. [curls his moustache]

Elizabeth: [toasts] To freedom.

Jack: To the Black Pearl. [drinks and loses consciousness; wakes in the morning to the smell of smoke; sees the island burning and runs to Elizabeth] No! Not good! Stop! Not good! What are you doing? You burned all the food, the shade, the rum!

Elizabeth: Yes, the rum is gone.

Jack: Why is the rum gone?

Elizabeth: One, because it is a vile drink that turns even the most respectable men into complete scoundrels. Two, that signal is over a thousand feet high. The entire Royal Navy is out looking for me, do you really think that there is even the slightest chance that they wont see it?

Jack: But why is the rum gone?

Elizabeth: [she sits to stare at the horizon] Just wait, Captain Sparrow. You give it one hour, maybe two, keep a weather eye out and then you will see white sails on that horizon.

Jack: [takes out pistol, thinks better of it and puts it back, stalks off, imitates Elizabeth] Mustve been terrible for you to be trapped here, Jack. Mustve been terrible for you! Well it bloody is now! [spots the Dauntless] Therell be no living with her after this.

Scene 20: (A future wedding and Bootstraps bootstraps)

Elizabeth: But weve got to save Will.

Governor Swann: No. Youre safe now. We will return to Port Royal immediately not go gallivanting after pirates!

Elizabeth: Then we condemn him to death.

Governor Swann: The boys fate is regrettable but then so is his decision to engage in piracy.

Elizabeth: To rescue me, to prevent anything from happening to me.

Jack: If I may be so bold as to interject my professional opinion. The Pearl was listing near to scuppers after the battle. Its very unlikely shell be able to make good time. Think about it, the Black Pearl, the last real pirate threat in the Caribbean, mate. How can you pass that up?

Norrington: By remembering that I serve others, Mr. Sparrow, not only myself.

Elizabeth: Commodore, I beg you, please do this. For me as a wedding gift.

Governor Swann: Elizabeth. Are you accepting the Commodores proposal?

Elizabeth: I am.

Jack: A wedding! I love weddings! Drinks all around! [extends his arms] I know, clap him in irons, right?

Norrington: Mr. Sparrow, you will accompany these fine men to the helm and provide us with the bearing to Isle de Muerta . You will then spend the rest of the voyage contemplating all possible meanings of the phrase silent as the grave. Do I make myself clear?

Jack: Inescapably clear.

[in the brig of the Black Pearl; Pintel and Ragetti are swabbing the floor] Parrot: Awwk, shiver me timbers.

Gibbs: Cotton ere says you missed a bit.

Will: [to Pintel] You knew William Turner ?

Pintel: Bootstrap Bill we knew him. Never sat well with Bootstrap what we did to Jack Sparrow, the mutiny and all. He said it wasnt right with the code, thats why he sent off a piece of the treasure to you as it were. He said we deserved to be cursed and remain cursed.

Ragetti: Stupid blighter.

Gibbs: Good man.

Pintel: But as you can imagine that didnt sit too well with the Captain.

Ragetti: That didnt sit too well with the Captain, at all. Tell him what Barbossa did.

Pintel: Im telling the story! So, what the Captain did, he strapped a cannon to Bootstraps bootstraps.

Ragetti: Bootstraps bootstraps.

Pintel: The last we saw of old Bill Turner, he was sinking to the crushing black oblivion of Davy Jones Locker. Course it was only after that we learned we needed his blood to lift the curse.

Ragetti: Thats what you call ironic.

Barbossa: [comes down and throws the key to Will s cell to Pintel] Bring him!

[in a boat with the rest of the soldiers and Jack ] Norrington: I dont care for the situation. Any attempt to storm the cave could turn to an ambush.

Jack: Not if youre the one doing the ambushing. I go in to convince Barbossa to send his men out in their little boats. You and your mates return to the Dauntless and blast the bejesus outta them with your little cannons, aye? [puts an arm on Norringtons shoulder] What do you have to lose?

Norrington: [peels off the arm] Nothing Id lament being rid of.

Jack: Now, to be quite honest with you, theres still a slight risk for those aboard the Dauntless which includes the future Mrs. Commodore.

[on the Interceptor]

Gillette: [pulling Elizabeth along with another soldier] Sorry, but for your own safety.

Elizabeth: I don't care what the Commodore ordered, I must tell him! The pirates they cannot be killed!

Gillette: Dont worry, miss, hes already informed of that. A little mermaid flopped up on deck and told him the whole story. [shuts the doors]

Elizabeth: This is Jack Sparrow s doing! [shes locked in]

Scene 21: (The blood ritual, again, interrupted)

[on the way to the Aztec gold] Pintel: [to Will] No reason to fret, its just a prick of the finger and a few drops of blood.

Twigg: No mistakes this time. Hes only half-Turner. We spill it all.

Pintel: Guess there is reason to fret.

Jack: [pushing through the crowd of pirates] Beg your pardon.

Barbossa: [is ready to slit Will s throat] Begun by blood

Jack: Excuse me.

Barbossa: by blood undone

Will: Jack!

Barbossa: Snot possible.

Jack: Not probable.

Will: Wheres Elizabeth?

Jack: Shes safe, just like I promised. She's all set to marry Norrington, just like she promised. And you get to die for her, just like you promised. So we're all men of our word really except for Elizabeth who is, in fact, a woman.

Barbossa: Shut up! Youre next. [leans in to slit Will s throat again]

Jack: You dont want to be doing that, mate.

Barbossa: No, I really think I do.

Jack: Your funeral.

Barbossa: Why dont I want to be doing it?

Jack: Well, because [pushed a pirates arm off his shoulder] because the HMS Dauntless, pride of the Royal Navy, is floating just offshore waiting for you.

[in the boats]
Murtogg: What are we doing here?

Mullroy: Pirates come out, unprepared and unawares, we catch them in the crossfire, send them down to see old Hobb.

Murtogg: I know why were here. I mean why arent we doing what it was what Mr. Sparrow said we should do. With the cannons and all.

Norrington: Because it was Mr. Sparrow who said it.

Murtogg: You think he wasnt telling the truth?

[in the cave]

Jack: Just hear me out, mate. You order your men to row out to the Dauntless; they do what they do best. Robert s your Uncle Fannie s your Aunt, there you are with two ships. The makings of your very own fleet. Course youll take the grandest as your flagship and whos to argue? But what of the Pearl? Name me Captain, Ill sail under your colors, Ill give you ten percent of me plunder and you get to introduce yourself as Commodore Barbossa. Savvy?

Barbossa: I spose in exchange you want me not to kill the whelp.

Jack: No, no, not at all by all means, kill the whelp. Just not yet. Wait to lift the curse until the opportune moment. For instance, [picks up a few medallions] after youve killed Norringtons men [throws them back as he speaks] every last one. [pockets one]

Will: [sees Jack take a piece of the gold] Youve been planning this from the beginning. Ever since you learned my name.

Jack: Yeah.

Barbossa: I want fifty percent of your plunder.

Jack: Fifteen.

Barbossa: Forty.

Jack: Twenty-five. And Ill buy you the hat, a really big one Commodore.

Barbossa: We have an accord. [they shake hands]

Jack: All hands to the boats! [sees Barbossa look at him askance] Apologies, you give the orders.

Barbossa: Gents! Take a walk. [the pirates walk away]

Jack: Not to the boats? [the cursed pirates walk on the seas floor to the Dauntless, the moonlight revealing their true form]

Scene 22: (Just like Troy and an epic battle)

[in the boats]

Norrington: [sees women in a boat] Hold fire.

Ragetti: [dressed in a dress and holding a parasol] This is just like what the Greeks done at Troy. Cept they was in a horse instead of dresses. Wooden horse. [while theyre distracting the soldiers and sailors the pirates are boarding the Dauntless]

[on the Interceptor]

Governor Swann: [to guard] A moment, please. Elizabeth? I just want you to know II believe you made a very good decision today. Couldnt be more proud of you. [while he talks she throws down a makeshift rope and climbs out into a waiting boat] But you know, even a good decision if made for the wrong reasons can be a wrong decision.

Sailor: [spots boat with two women] Lieutenant?

Ragetti: Yoo-hoo!

Governor Swann: Elizabeth ? Are you there? Elizabeth, are you even listening to me? [enters and sees makeshift rope] Oh, what have you done?

Ragetti: Oooh!

Pintel: Stop that! I already feel like a fool.

Ragetti: You look nice, though.

Pintel: I look nice?! [they fight and are revealed; the soldiers on board spot the invading pirates and they fight]

[in the cave; Jack examines the treasure] Barbossa: I must admit, Jack , I thought I had ye figured. It turns out that youre a hard man to predict.

Jack: Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest... Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly stupid. [unsheathes a pirates sword and starts fighting]

Barbossa: Youre off the edge of the map, mate. Here there be monsters.

[on the Black Pearl; Elizabeth comes on board]

Pirate guard 1: Roger that.

Pirate guard 2: What would you pick to eat first? I think we should decide now. Just so were ready when the time comes.

Both: [monkey falls on cannon] What was that?

[down in the hold] Gibbs: Shh. [sees Elizabeth ] Its Elizabeth !

[Ragetti and Pintel board and load the cannons, firing them at the approaching boats with the soldiers]

Norrington: [hears bell tolling] Make for the ship! Move!

[the Governors wig is being taken by a cursed pirate, he ends up fighting with a severed arm]

[in the cave]

Barbossa: You cant beat me Jack. [ Jack impales him, Barbossa sighs and, taking out the sword, impales Jack ]

Jack: [staggers into the moonlight to reveal a skeleton] Thats interesting. [reveals the medallion] Couldnt resist, mate. [Barbossa and Jack fight; Jack runs in front of Will Sorry.

Barbossa: So what now, Jack Sparrow? Will it be it two immortals locked in an epic battle until Judgment Day and trumpets sound?

Jack: Or you could surrender.

Barbossa: Arr. [laughs and runs after Jack]

[on the Black Pearl; having just thrown both guards into the sea]
Elizabeth : [runs out from the hold with crew] All of you with me. Will is in that cave and we must save him. Ready? And heave! Please, I need your help, come on!

Parrot: Any port in the storm.

Gibbs: Cotton s right, weve got the Pearl.

Elizabeth: What about Jack, youre just going to leave him?

Sailor: Jack owes us a ship.

Gibbs: Theres the code to consider.

Elizabeth: The code? Youre pirates, hang the code and hang the rules. Theyre more like guidelines anyway. [rowing the boat alone to the cave] Bloody pirates.

Ragetti: Oy.

Pintel: What?

Ragetti: Is it supposed to be doing that? [points to the Pearl thats sailing away]

Pintel: Theyre stealing our ship!

Ragetti: Bloody pirates! [is knocked on the head and his wooden eye pops out] Ah, me eye! [crawls after it]

Scene 23: (One last shot)

[in the cave] Pirate: [to Will ] Im gonna teach you the meaning of pain.

Elizabeth: [enters] You like pain? [knocks the pirate with heavy staff] Try wearing a corset. [helps Will up and sees Jack as a skeleton] Whose side is Jack on?

Will: At the moment? [they string 3 pirates together, stick a grenade into the middle one and push them out of the moonlight]

Pirate: No fair. [they explode]

Jack: [cuts his hand and bleeds on medallion, tosses it to Will , and shoots Barbossa while hes distracted]

Barbossa: Ten years you carry that pistol and now you waste your shot.

Will: He didnt waste it. [drops both medallions into the chest]

Barbossa: [drops his sword and looks at the blood spreading from his wound] I feel cold. [falls dead, an apple rolling from his hand; the curse now lifted]

[on board the Interceptor] Pintel: Parlay? [while all the crew realize the curse has been lifted and surrender]

Norrington: The ship is ours, gentlemen.

Sailors and soldiers: Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! [the Governor joins them]

[in the cave] Elizabeth: We should return to the Dauntless.

Will: Your fiancÚ will be wanting to know youre safe. [Elizabeth turns away]

Jack: [swaggers over to Will] If you were waiting for the opportune moment that was it. Now if youll be so kind, Id be much obliged if youd drop me off my ship.

[Will rowing them in a boat to the Dauntless]
Elizabeth: Im sorry, Jack.

Jack: They done whats right by them. Cant expect more than that.

Scene 24: (The interrupted hanging and the escape)

Official: [reading a proclamation] Jack Sparrow, be it known that you have

Jack: [standing on the gallows] Captain, Captain Jack Sparrow .

Official: for your willful commission of crimes against the crown. Said crimes being numerous in quantity and sinister in nature. The most grievous of these to be cited herewith: piracy, smuggling

Elizabeth: [standing with her father and her future husband] This is wrong.

Governor Swann: Commodore Norrington is bound by the law. As are we all.

Official: impersonating an officer of the Spanish Royal Navy, impersonating a cleric of the Church of England

Jack: [smiling] Oh, yes. [looks over at the executioner who glares at him]

Official: sailing under false colors, arson, kidnapping, looting, poaching, pilfering, depravity, depredation and general lawlessness. And for these crimes you have been sentenced to be on this day, hung by the neck until dead. May God have mercy on your soul.

Will: [walks through the crowd to the raised ground on which they stand] Governor Swann. Commodore. Elizabeth. I should have told you every day from the moment I met you I love you. [walks away; the noose is put around Jack s neck]

Elizabeth: [notices Cottons parrot] I Cant breathe. [falls backward; the drums sound]

Governor Swann: Elizabeth. [he and the Commodore help her]

Will: Move! [throws sword as Jack falls through, the sword sticks in the wood and Jack has a foothold; he fights to the gallows and there cuts Jack free; they fight all the way up to a tower where they are cornered by Norringtons men]

Norrington: [to Will] I thought we might have to endure some manner of ill conceived escape attempt but not from you.

Governor Swann: On our return to Port Royal, I granted you clemency and this is how you thank me? By throwing in your lot with him? Hes a pirate!

Will: And a good man. [Jack points to himself proudly] If all I have achieved here is that the hangman will earn two pairs of boots instead of one, so be it. At least my conscience will be clear.

Norrington: You forget your place, Turner.

Will: Its right here, between you and Jack.

Elizabeth: [stands next to Will] As is mine.

Governor Swann: Elizabeth! Lower your weapons. For goodness sake put them down! [the weapons are lowered]

Norrington: So this is where your heart truly lies, then?

Elizabeth: It is.

Jack: [notices the parrot] Well! Im actually feeling rather good about this. [to Governor Swann ] I think we've all arrived at a very special place, eh? Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically? [to Norrington] I want you to know that I was rooting for you, mate. Know that. Elizabeth it would never have worked between us, darling. Im sorry. Will nice hat. Men! This is the day that you will always remember as the day that you [falls over battlement]

Gillette: Idiot. He has nowhere to go but back to the noose.

Sentry: Sail ho!

Gillette: Whats your plan of action? Sir?

Governor Swann: Perhaps on the rare occasion pursuing the right course demands an act of piracy, piracy itself can be the right course?

Norrington: Mr. Turner.

Will: [to Elizabeth] I will accept the consequences of my actions.

Norrington: [unsheathes his sword] This is a beautiful sword. I would expect the man who made it to show the same care and devotion in every aspect of his life.

Will: Thank you.

Gillette: Commodore! What about Sparrow?

Norrington: Well, I think we can afford to give him one days head start.

Governor Swann: So, this is the path youve chosen, is it? After all he is a blacksmith.

Elizabeth: No. [takes off Will s hat] Hes a pirate. [the Governor walks away; Elizabeth and Will kiss]

Jack: [is heaved onboard the Black Pearl; to Gibbs ] I thought you were supposed to keep to the code.

Gibbs: We figured they were more actual guidelines. [helps Jack up]

Jack: [Cotton hands him his hat] Thank you.

Anamaria: Captain Sparrow [puts his coat around his shoulders]the Black Pearl is yours.

Jack: [walks over to the wheel and looks around fondly] On deck you scabrous dogs! Man the braces! Now...bring me that horizon. [hums and takes out his compass] And really bad eggs. Drink up, me 'arties yo ho.
The End

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