Continuity mistake: Either the first shot has a gratuitous view of the fort or the composite people neglected to add the fort in the second shot. Norrington says, "...this is the day that Capt. Jack Sparrow almost escaped. Take him away." The night shot that follows, shows the bridge archway, and beyond it the pier, Interceptor, the fort and its parapet. After Will breaks Jack out of prison, they approach the same archway and beyond it is the pier and Interceptor, but in this shot we don't see the fort and its parapet, nor the line that Jack slid down the day before. The camera angle is exactly the same.
00:27:15 - 00:44:30Super Grover
Continuity mistake: When Jack holds the chain to Elizabeth's neck, and subsequently swings about, there are about ten links between the wrist shackles. When he tosses the links over the rope, before he slides down, there are at least fifteen attached links. Then at the blacksmith shop, when Jack sits at the anvil, there are eight links, and after he breaks it there are three links dangling from the right shackle and seven dangling from the left, totaling ten.
Continuity mistake: Aboard the Pearl, in the close-up of Elizabeth hiding the dinner knife in the napkin, the base of the decorative embossed silver knife handle (area of bolster, where the blade meets the handle) is flat all the way around. However, oddly enough, when she stabs Barbossa moments later, in the close-up of the knife protruding from Barbossa's chest there are two wide ridges circling the base - obviously a different knife.
Continuity mistake: When Jack sails toward Port Royal, he passes the skeletal remains of hanged pirates, to whom he pays a respectful bow. First, there are two wideshots of the skeletons, then in the close-up they are actually wearing more clothing, particularly the strapping middle guy, whose head position differs, and his straw hat is larger as well.
Continuity mistake: When Jack jumps down from the mast yard arm on the Jolly Mon to bail water, in the far wide shot, the mast pennant lies still, yet blows wildly in the previous shots and the bottom left of the sail is caught up on line from the rigging, but in the following shots, it's not. Also, in the wide shot he starts to walk to the middle of the boat, and he puts his arms out as he's starting to pass to the right of the mast. In the next close-up of Jack, he's passing the mast on the other side.
Continuity mistake: When Barbossa takes the sword out of his own chest, he then stabs Jack with that sword, and he stabs Jack right under the strap and buckle. As Jack walks backwards, into the moonlight, the skeletal Jack appears and now he has the sword over the strap and buckle, in his chest. The length of the sword between the guard and his chest differs greatly, as does the amount of sword that protrudes from his back.
Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth walks the Black Pearl's gangplank, we see that it is long and out of swords' reach. When it is Jack's turn to jump, the crew is up on him (with swords) because Jack is at the start of the plank. Barbossa then throws the gun into the water. Then, when Jack takes off after it, his dive is taken from the end of the plank without having moved there.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when young Elizabeth is holding the medallion and spots the Black Pearl, we can see part of the medallion's back. It's an Aztec design, not a skull. At Elizabeth's blood ritual, when the medallion is dropped into the chest and spins over itself, both sides of the medallion are the same Aztec skull.
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Continuity mistake: As Will holds the sword above his head to block Grapple's grapnel, the cloth (the same one he wears around his neck when his sleeve is pulled down) that is tied around his right wrist is visible. He is soon rendered unconscious by a pirate's candlestick. When he wakes he puts his right hand to his aching head and the cloth's knot is visible. The cloth is wrapped completely differently in the two shots, though he never had the chance to change it.
Continuity mistake: While standing near the Aztec chest, Will says, "He didn't waste it," and in this shot there are two buttons closed on his vest, over the belt buckle. Yet, in the close-up of Will's hand dropping the two pieces of gold, there is only one button closed on his vest, over the buckle.
Continuity mistake: When Jack first confronts Will at the blacksmith shop, seen behind Jack, hanging on the stone wall near the fireplace are iron masks and other paraphernalia. Later, when Jack sprays the soot at Will, the iron masks and paraphernalia are arranged differently on the wall.
00:23:00 - 00:26:15Super Grover
Continuity mistake: A bit after Jack says, "You need to find yourself a girl mate," Jack tosses a mallet at Will. As Will ducks, in this shot the hose on both legs are rolled down to his ankles. Yet just after Jack says, "Or perhaps the reason you practice 3 hours a day...You're not a eunuch are you?" Will's hose are obviously pulled up properly. Orlando Bloom wore the hose rolled down during much of the shoot, when it was supposedly not visible onscreen. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.)
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Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth is taken captive and escorted to the Black Pearl to meet Barbossa, the Moon comes out from behind the clouds, her captors should have changed into skeletons. They were escorting her to the ship and would have been exposed to the moonlight. Elizabeth should have first noticed then, not when Barbossa explains it to her later.
Continuity mistake: Will walks through the crowd at the hanging and stands in front of the scaffolding looking at Jack, as the official reads the list of Jack's crimes. The rope wound around the beam is wound differently here than in the close-up shots. The rope that leads up to the noose is in front of the beam. In the next semi close-up of Jack, when he smiles at the hangman, the rope that leads to the noose is now on the opposite side of the beam.
Continuity mistake: At Isla de Muerta, when Will's hands are bound, Jack tosses Will the sword. In the two shots facing Will, first as he catches it then as he pushes the bald pirate, Will's hose are rolled down, whereas in the previous and following shots his hose are on properly. Orlando Bloom preferred to have the hose down during much of the shoot, when it was supposedly not visible onscreen. (This is ONLY visible on VHS.)
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Continuity mistake: Just before Captain Jack Sparrow threatens Elizabeth Swann, watch her medallion. In one shot the medallion is over her dress, but in the next one, it is under it again without anyone having touched it. In the following shot, when Jack puts the chain around her neck, it is out again.
Continuity mistake: Aboard the Pearl, after Elizabeth begins to eat the turkey leg, in the shot facing Barbossa as he pours her wine, there is a hunk of bread with a bite taken out of it on Elizabeth's plate which wasn't in the previous shots. Problem is that it's not until three shots later that Elizabeth actually takes bread from the platter and bites into it, before dropping it. (This is ONLY visible on VHS.)
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Continuity mistake: Will's facial hair darkens quite a bit in the time it takes him to walk from Elizabeth's house to his blacksmith shop. (The sword scene in the Governor's mansion was the first scene that was filmed with Orlando. His facial hair was not fully grown in because he had just arrived on set. On commentary.)
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Continuity mistake: Aboard the Black Pearl, Pintel and Ragetti load the cannon with the chain-link cannonballs. As the cannon fires, in this shot from outside the port hole, the rungs of the steps on the side of the ship are to the right of the port hole. This shot has been flipped. The rungs are really to the left of the port hole, as seen when they load the cannonballs into the cannon and other shots throughout the movie.
Continuity mistake: At Port Royal, Jack attempts to escape by holding Elizabeth hostage. After she puts his hat on in the first shot, while their bodies are extremely close, her right arm reaches under his left arm to go around his back in order to put the strap with the buckle on. Yet, in the next close-up, they haven't moved but now her right arm is over his left shoulder. Quite impossible between shots.
Continuity mistake: Will goes to the fort the morning after the pirate rampage in Port Royal. Will says, "We have to hunt them down. We must save her," and his shirt collar is very crooked. Governor Swann says, "If you have any information concerning..." and in this shot Will's collar and vest are straight. In the following shots the shirt collar is crooked again.
Continuity mistake: In Port Royal, during the pirates looting, the sign comes crashing down onto Grapple, and Will says, "Good bye." In the next wide shot, behind Will to his left are a large and small barrel up against the wall, the large one being right in the corner. As a passing pirate hits Will on the head with a candlestick, in this shot both barrels are now further from the corner and closer to the door.
Continuity mistake: In the close-up of young Elizabeth, as she sings on the bow of the ship, she's standing between two posts of the railing. Each post has rope wound around it. In the next few shots of her, the existence, the amount and the thickness of the rope on each post changes drastically.
Continuity mistake: Jack and Will jump down from the beams and Jack reaches for the bag of soot (really cocoa powder). In the back shot of Will as he approaches Jack, Will has his sword in his right hand. In the front close-up of Will as Jack starts to spray him, his right hand is NOT holding the sword - we SEE his hand when he turns. In the next wide shot, Jack is still spraying the soot, Will is again holding the sword in his right hand, then Jack kicks the sword out of Will's hand.
Continuity mistake: Cannon fire breaks a hole in the jail wall and inside the cell, the last pirate says, "You've no manner of luck at all," In the next shot from outside, escaping through the hole the pirate takes a huge leap forward and out to the right. After a close-up pan of Jack, in the next outside wide shot, that same pirate is still right beside the hole in the wall and is just starting to climb down the rocks below the hole.
Continuity mistake: Elizabeth, alone in her room, puts on her robe while standing near her bed, when her father knocks. He walks in with one maid who goes to open the curtains and doors and a second who's carrying the dress box. Yet, as her father inquires, "Still abed at this hour?" a third maid steps out from behind Elizabeth and goes to open the curtains and disappears again. This maid didn't come in with Governor Swann, nor any other doorway including the one behind Elizabeth. Obviously this was part of a longer shot, but she still appears out of nowhere.
Continuity mistake: On Dauntless, when Elizabeth tells Gillete that the pirates can't die, she is wearing a loose braid in her hair. Later, when she is tying the cloth together in order to escape, she is wearing an almost perfect braid. And even later after leaving Dauntless, when rowing the boat towards the Black Pearl, her hair is messed up again.
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Continuity mistake: Just before Elizabeth whacks Jacoby, she asks, "You like pain?" and in the first shot as she starts to swing her hair has some waves and curl to it. Mid swing it cuts to the second shot, and when she says, "Try wearing a corset!" her hair is totally flat with no waves or curls whatsoever. Then, in the very next shot it's actually full, wavy and curly.
Continuity mistake: In the cave, Ragetti is holding a parasol over his shoulder, rubbing his eye. In the close-up, as Pintel says, "Stop rubbing it," there's no sign of Ragetti's parasol, nor any shadow on his hair or shoulders, and the folded parasol that Pintel is holding, is much lower in the close-up, than it is in the wide shot that follows and so forth.
Continuity mistake: Jack asks, "Where's dear William?" and Elizabeth runs over to the hatch that Will is trapped under. Tied to the hatch is a rope attached between two holes and lying on top is a piece of the broken mast and sail with more rope. In the wide shot of Elizabeth running towards the hatch and the following close-up, the ropes and twisted sail are either lying or tied differently on the hatch in both shots. This has nothing to do with the angle of the shot.
Continuity mistake: In the foyer of the Swann home, there is a large floral arrangement on the table. In various shots, the flowers are shown either from the front, left or right side. Regardless of the angle it's seen in, the height and position of some flowers and greenery, more so at the top, differ between these shots.
Continuity mistake: In Tortuga, as Will and Jack are seen for the first time, in the foreground is a drunk man teetering on two barrels and another drunk man on the ground drinking what is being poured into his mouth. In this wide shot the man on the ground has his right elbow on a sack on top of a small barrel. In his next close-up, the sack on top of the small barrel is gone and now there is a tied sack between him and the shovel.
Continuity mistake: Jack cuts the ties of Elizabeth's corset and drops the knife down vertically, with the blade pointing up, right beside her head. In the wide shot, just as Norrington runs up, the knife is now horizontal. No one touched the knife. When he removes the corset, in Jack's shot, he hands it to Murtogg to hold and puts his hand down. In the next shot of Murtogg, Jack's hand is still on the corset.
Continuity mistake: After Jack slams the boom into Will aboard Interceptor, then brings him back on deck, Jack points the sword at Will. In Will's close-up, the sharp edge of the blade actually faces Will's neck - the hand guard is at Jack's knuckles. However, in the next shot, a close-up of Jack, as Jack still points the blade at Will, BEFORE Jack flips the sword over, it is apparent that the sharp edge of the blade faces away from Will - the hand guard is at Jack's fingertips. (Though this is visible on the DVD, a better view is on the video.)
Continuity mistake: Elizabeth takes the medallion out of the drawer, and in the first wide shot as she looks at it (*before* she wipes away the dust with her thumb), seen to her left in the corner, are a tapestry chair and small table with a candelabra, between the the french door draperies and the louver trim door. The table and candelabra are partially in front of the door's louver trim. However after Elizabeth takes the dress out of the box, behind Governor Swann (who stands in front of the french door draperies now), to his right we see the same tapestry chair, table and candelabra, but the table and candelabra are further away from the door's louver trim and much closer to the corner now.
Continuity mistake: Aboard the Black Pearl, after Elizabeth walks out onto the deck and sees the skeletal pirates for the first time, in the shots as she stumbles backward and is tossed in mid-air her strapped shoes with heels are visible. After she knocks off Grapple's skeletal head with the wheel, as Elizabeth runs down the stairs her right shoe is perfectly visible and it most certainly isn't one of those pretty shoes with heels. (This is ONLY visible on VHS.)
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Continuity mistake: After Norrington orders his men to take young Will below, in the next shot young Elizabeth stands at Dauntless' stern, in front of the mizzen mast and rigging, with the yard arms behind the mast way above her and its full sails. However, in the next close-ups the yard arm and sail are directly behind her, and the sails differ.
Continuity mistake: Aboard the Pearl, Barbossa says, "Did you not notice? That be the same little island we made you governor of on our last little trip." While he says those words, 1st shot- the wind blows their hair the same way. 2nd shot- Jack's ponytail at the top of his head is blowing in a different direction. 3rd shot- the wind doesn't blow their hair at all. 4th shot- their hair is blowing just like in the second shot. 5th shot- the wind doesn't blow their hair at all again.
Continuity mistake: When Barbossa pulls apart his jacket, after he is shot by Jack, the fatal wound bleeds out staining a large portion of the front of his white shirt with blood. However, when Barbossa falls to the ground, in the close-up after he drops his beloved apple, his jacket is open and amazingly ALL the blood on his white shirt is gone. (This is ONLY visible on VHS.)
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Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie when Will saves Jack you can see a blue sky in midday, yet when he kisses Elizabeth a few moments later, the sun is setting with shades of orange and yellow. The next scene (last scene in the film) we see Jack on the Black Pearl and the sky is clear blue again.
Continuity mistake: At Isla de Muerta, during their duel, Barbossa kicks Jack in the face and he falls to the ground. In the first shot, Jack's arm and back land directly beside the spot of moonlight behind him. In the next close-up, his back and arm are at least two feet from that spot of moonlight, though he has not moved. (Difference visible on VHS.)
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Continuity mistake: Aboard Interceptor, Will says, "I'm not a simpleton Jack," Jack is near the wheel and tightening the line at the belaying pin on the rail. There's also a line going through a wood cleat on the rail next to the belaying pin. When Jack causes the boom to slam into Will, the rail is seen and the entire belaying pin with its line is missing, as well as the line in the cleat. Belaying pins are permanent and these are not flipped shots. (This is the wood belaying pin that snapped off, hitting Depp in the knee during the mishap, when filming Interceptor's escape.)
Continuity mistake: While rescuing young Will, as Norrington shouts, "Man overboard! Man the ropes. Fetch a hook," Governor Swann is leaning over the starboard rail near the rigging throughout these shots. However, as Norrington says, "Haul him aboard," in this one shot Governor Swann's body is then seen on deck rushing to the rail with other sailors, where he already was in the previous shots. Also, a moment later the ribbon on the sailor hat lying on the tarp changes position in a following shot.
Continuity mistake: At Isla de Muerta, whilst floating offshore in the rowboat, when Jack moves forward to sit beside Norrington and discuss the plan, Mullroy sits behind Jack. In Murtogg and Mullroy's close-ups the silver medallion on Mullroy's white strap is centered properly at his chest. However, in other shots that silver medallion is near his waist.
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Continuity mistake: When Port Royal is being attacked by the pirates, Will throws an axe into Jacoby's back. The axe handle lies flat against Jacoby's back. In the next shot, when Jacoby is lying on his stomach, the axe's handle is sticking up, perpendicular to his back, making it easy for Will to run by and grab the axe quickly.
Continuity mistake: As Will first walks through the crowd at Jack's hanging, there is a wide shot. Then there is a semi close-up of Will and the surrounding people. Next there is a shot taken from behind Will, still showing some people around him. In all three shots as Will stands still, some of the people's positions differ and some of the people are different, in all three shots.
Continuity mistake: While Jack is inspecting the crew on the dock at Tortuga the sun shines from different directions in some shots. In some shots the crew's back is in shadow and in others their right side is in shadow. Also seen with the shadow of the goods in front of them, behind them, and to the left of Anamaria. This scene was shot during the course of a day.
Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth's maids lace up her corset, obviously both the back and front laces were pulled very tight, as this is the reason for her discomfort and eventual lack of air. After Jack rescues her, as she is on his shoulder we see the two sides on the back of her corset are far apart and the laces in between extremely loose. Yet, when she is lying on the dock, Jack slices the front laces on her supposedly constricting corset so she can breathe again...
Continuity mistake: As Jack and Will duel, the amount of closed buttons on Will's vest changes. After Jack says, "And now you have no weapon," three buttons are closed. When Jack says, "You need to find yourself a girl mate," four buttons are closed. Then up on the beams, in one of the first shots, there are three buttons closed. Coming off the beams, hanging upside down, four buttons are closed again.
Continuity mistake: Aboard the Black Pearl, when Jack is speaking with Barbossa in the Captain's stateroom, Jack takes a bite out of an apple, close to its stem, with the stem at the top. However, in the following shots, particularly when Barbossa and Jack are on deck, the angle, position, and appearance of the bite mark differ between shots.
Continuity mistake: At the blacksmith shop, in the close-up, the palm of Mr. Brown's hand faces upright, when he drops the bottle. In the wide shot, the palm of his hand faces down. When Jack approaches him, the palm faces up again. Also in one shot, one end of Mr. Brown's red scarf is sticking out of his smock and in the next shot, both ends are out.
Continuity mistake: In Tortuga, on the dock, Anamaria slaps Jack twice. In the side shot, Jack says, "You'll get another one," and she picks up her right hand and points her finger right up into Jack's face. When Will says, "That one," Jack spins around, and in this shot when he asks, "What one?" now Anamaria's left hand is the one pointing at Jack's face.
Continuity mistake: While underwater, as Jack removes Elizabeth's water-logged dress, his left hand and arm are visibly clean, as well as when he has her on his shoulder at the dock. Then while kneeling over her on the dock, Jack's left hand and arm are extremely grimy and dirty. Yet when Norrington grabs Jack to bring him to Gillette, and while Jack holds Elizabeth hostage, his left hand and arm are clean once again.
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Continuity mistake: In the blacksmith shop, Will grabs a sword out of the fire and fights Jack with a red-hot blade. Jack flings the end of his handcuff chain around Will's sword which IS still glowing red, grabs the blade, and yanks it out of Will's hand. The blade is no longer glowing red as it flies out of Will's hand and through the air. The blade could NOT have cooled that quickly.
Continuity mistake: At Jack's hanging, after Will sees Mr Cotton's parrot he walks over to Norrington, Elizabeth and her father. In the wide shot, when he says, "Governor Swann," the woman in the grey hat, white shawl, and floral pattern dress, who stands behind him to his right, in the next close-ups, is not in this wide shot.
Continuity mistake: Aboard Interceptor, Will cuts the lines leading to Dauntless with his axe and Interceptor pulls away. As they pull away, the first gangplank falls, knocks into the swivel cannon on the rail of Interceptor, forcing it to now point up. Jack and Will are busy stealing Interceptor. When Jack yells out, "Thank you, Commodore!" the cannon is turned straight around again. The first shot was part of the mishap during filming, as noted in another mistake.
Continuity mistake: As Elizabeth says, "Lower the anchor on the right side," Mr. Gibbs' right white collar is under the leather strap buckled correctly and Will's neck scarf is crooked. In the next shot, when Elizabeth says, "On the starboard side," Mr. Gibbs' leather strap is not buckled properly, his right white collar is over the strap and Will's neck scarf is straight. When Mr. Gibbs says, "Daft like Jack," his white collar is under the strap again and one end of Mr. Gibbs' neck string is much longer than the other end. Also, Will's right white shirt collar is over his vest. Yet when Mr. Gibbs says, "Do it, you gobs..." the ends of Mr. Gibbs' neck string are even and Will's right white collar is under his vest.
Continuity mistake: When the Interceptor drops its anchor on the right side to surprise the Black Pearl, Barbossa turns to the crew and yells, "Hard to port. Rack the starboard oars." When he says this line, his teeth are either normal, or not nearly as gross as they are in the rest of the movie.
Continuity mistake: After escaping, while Jack is swinging quickly about on the rope, in the first wide shot, he hangs low on the rope and the excess rope reaches his knees. When Jack yells, "Whoa!" he is higher on the rope and yet the excess rope still just reaches his knees. Then when Norrington shouts, "Open fire!" still higher on the rope, the excess rope is now way below his feet.
Continuity mistake: As the boom slams into Will, there's no pile of rope lying at the stern, only one line. In the next shot, Jack reaches down to pick up Will's sword and now there's a pile of rope lying on deck. When Jack swings the boom back and Will drops on deck, there's no pile of rope on deck again. This doesn't refer to the rigging lines attached to the boom.
Continuity mistake: At the Fort, the two columns of soldiers separate and Norrington walks into view. It's shouted, "Right about face," and the soldier behind Norrington on his left has his black bag to his side. When "present arms" is shouted, the soldier's black bag is in front. Also, Governor Swann, in the front wide shot, is standing on the second step from the bottom. In the next close-up, he's standing on a step further up - the soldier to his left in the previous shot was standing on the same step as him.
Continuity mistake: Jack walks past the dock master, behind Jack the desk is on a wagon and the handle is leaning on the left side of the desk. Also the feather quill on the desk is leaning towards the back of the desk. When Jack walks away and takes the sack of money, the handle of the wagon isn't leaning on the desk and the feather quill on the desk is leaning forward towards the front of the desk.
Continuity mistake: The hangman hits the rope on the wood beam, but the blade doesn't embed itself in the wood, the way it's in the subsequent shots. After Norrington looks up to see the hangman's about to fall on him, in the next front shot, Will pushes the hangman toward the crowd and he starts to raise his arms. Here the axe is embedded perfectly perpendicular in the wood beam. As Jack and Will run with the rope, the axe is seen behind them and it's not at all embedded in the wood as in the earlier shot. This is not because of the angle of the camera.
Continuity mistake: During the final duel between Barbossa and Jack, Will runs to the Aztec chest. Jack tosses the medallion to Will, and as Barbossa turns his head, we see the white shirt collar. Barbossa pulls out his gun and aims it towards Elizabeth. In Barbossa's front shot, there is barely white collar showing, but in the next side shot, the white collar shows on both sides. Jack shoots Barbossa, and in the front shot, there's barely white collar showing. When he turns to look at Will, and when he turns back towards Jack, the white collar shows again.
Continuity mistake: Pintel and Ragetti walk into the stateroom, Pintel carries the folded dress for Elizabeth in his arms. She walks over to them. In the next shot, the folded dress is now folded differently in Pintel's arms. Also, when they tell her she'll be dining with the Captain, Ragetti's collar is under the strap on his shoulder. After she answers them, in their next close-up, his collar is straight and over the strap.
Continuity mistake: Jack removes Anamaria's hat, in the front shot her hair falls down, and in the next back shot, her hair falls again. Also, the striped scarf around her forehead changes in the arrangement of the stripes in different shots. In the front shots the yellow stripe is on top, but in the side shots the grey stripe is on top.
Continuity mistake: At Jack's hanging, Will draws his sword and shouts, "Move!" The next shot is of the crowd in front of him parting and there is a clear view of the hanging scaffolding. Then in Will's next shot, we see the same crowd from the front, parting again as Will throws the sword into the falling trap door.
Continuity mistake: Jack escapes the brig of the Black Pearl, goes up on deck and grabs the line from another and says, "Thanks very much." This shot's flipped. In the next wide shot of Jack (Tony Angelotti), he grabs the line again and swings across. The flipping was done in order to keep the Interceptor on the left of the screen and the Black Pearl on the right of the screen during the fight sequence.
Continuity mistake: Aboard the Pearl (before Elizabeth's blood ritual), in the exterior shot Elizabeth peers out the window which slants away from her right side - making it the right window of the port side, as she faces it. However, in the next interior shot she actually sits in front of the port side's left window, which slants away from her left side.
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Continuity mistake: Aboard Interceptor, the boom slams into Will and takes him out over the water. In the close-up shot of Will hanging there, the rope lines that are between Will's arms on the boom are not in the close-up shot of the boom, before it hit Will. Just the line to his left, can be seen in the boom shot.
Continuity mistake: On the dock, after the rescue, Jack sees the medallion on Elizabeth's neck. In the next shot as Norrington and his men come, we see that Jack's coat, hat, and other effects are lying scattered around on the ground. Yet later, when Mullroy bends down, he quickly picks up Jack's things to show to Norrington, and the gun, compass and sword are neatly placed on Jack's hat.
Continuity mistake: When Barbossa and Jack are chatting in the captain's cabin aboard the Black Pearl after Elizabeth's blood failed to lift the curse, Jack's eyes are lacking their trademark kohl lining. In the following continuous scene, however, as they rush on deck to see the Interceptor, the kohl is in place, although Jack didn't pause to apply it. [Apparantly, it was the first day of shooting, and after Depp's meeting with studio heads, Depp was forced into making Jack look cleaner and to remove Jack's kohl trademark, during those shots. As heard on the commentary.]
Continuity mistake: In Governor Swann's home the maid runs past the dead servant and out through the front door, the camera begins to pan the interior and we see the foyer. There's a chair, a table and to the right is the overturned chair and the table is right next to the legs of the overturned chair. Then as Elizabeth, Pintel and Ragetti watch the cannonball crashing through the front window, the table is now much further away from the overturned chair. No one touched the table or chair.
Continuity mistake: When Will first sees the hammer it's lying on top of the anvil almost parallel with it. Right before Jack says, "You know what you're doing, I'll give you that," as Will sticks his sword towards Jack's legs, the hammer's seen to Jack's right, perpendicular to the anvil. In the next shot, when Jack actually says those words, the hammer's lying parallel to the anvil again. Jack says, "If I step here," and the hammer's perpendicular to the anvil again. Then in the next few shots, once again the hammer's parallel to the anvil. Even in the 'parallel' shots, the hammer's lying a bit differently.
Continuity mistake: As the Interceptor sails away from the Dauntless, Norrington, aboard Dauntless, is standing in front of the wheel looking out towards the Interceptor. In the next shots, the Dauntless is colliding with the boat and in the background the Interceptor can be seen going in the opposite direction. Then back on Dauntless, Norrington is still looking towards the Interceptor in the same direction as before, however wrong that is, and acknowledges the comment, "That's got to be the best pirate I've ever seen."
Continuity mistake: In Port Royal, as Jack passes the dock master, he says "Hold up there you. It's a shilling to tie up your boat at the dock." In the wide shot, a man carrying bananas on his left shoulder, (the one with white pants, white shirt, vest and hat) is passing behind Jack. Then, there's a close-up of Jack and a shot of the Jolly Mon. When the dock master says "And I shall need to know your name," in Jack's close-up, that same man starts to pass behind Jack, but by that time, he should be at the gangplank already, and the bananas are now on his right shoulder. This has nothing to do with the angle of the camera.
Continuity mistake: As Will duels with the hangman he knocks Will's sword out of his hand. In that shot, Will is standing in front of Jack near the lever and the camera pans down as the sword hits the floor. Will doesn't move and in the next shot, Will is now standing to Jack's immediate left near the rope. This was either cut from a longer shot or set up in the second shot deliberately. This has nothing to do with the angle of the camera.
Continuity mistake: During Jack's escape, as he's swinging about, in the background of this shot, the Dauntless is not seen moored, as it was in all the previous shots of Jack's opening scene, including being seen past Interceptor, from the angle of the running British Royal Navy.
Continuity mistake: After Will rescues Jack from the noose, they soon run up steps with the rope in their hands. At the top of the steps they encounter the two soldiers and proceed to trap both soldiers around the stone column. Just as the rope goes around them, one soldier loses his hat, yet when the rope is pulled behind the column by Will and Jack, he has it on and then loses it again.
Continuity mistake: When the sinking Jolly Mon 'sails' towards the dock, the straw basket which sits on the dock changes positions in the following shots, as does the rope lying on the side of the dock. When the dock master says, "It's a shilling to tie...dock," they look at what's left of the boat. The flag is hanging straight down, not blowing, but after Jack says, "And we forget the name," the flag is now wrapped around the mast. The following is only visible on VHS: there is one large barrel directly in front of Jack, but when the shot faces the Jolly Mon, there are two - a small one appears, which has a paint splattered top.
Continuity mistake: When Jack holds the chain to Elizabeth's neck, when he flees, while he is flying through the air, when he throws the chain over the rope, as he slides down and then runs away, the shackles go from being over the sleeves to being on his bare wrists with his sleeves pulled up, then back over the sleeves again repeatedly. Then when Jack approaches drunk Mr. Brown, the shackle is on his bare wrist as seen from the front of Jack, but in the shot from his side, the shackle is over the sleeve. This continues throughout this entire scene; Jack's left sleeve goes from under the shackle to rolled up to his elbow then back under the shackle.
00:21:15 - 00:24:35Super Grover
Continuity mistake: After Elizabeth whacks Jacoby and tells him to try wearing a corset, she helps Will to his feet. In the close-up of Will smiling and looking at her, his hair is noticeably wet and very stringy. However when Elizabeth asks, "Whose side is Jack on?" Will's hair is no longer wet.
Continuity mistake: Elizabeth's maid runs out the front door and the camera pans inside. Elizabeth is seen running past the set of three large windows on the landing, as she continues towards the last flight of stairs closer to the main floor. In the next close-up though, it shows Elizabeth followed by Pintel running down the stairs that are closer to the second floor which we see behind Pintel. Additional reference can also be seen when Elizabeth initially runs upstairs away from Pintel and Ragetti.
Continuity mistake: Interceptor is side by side with Dauntless, in order to capture Jack and Will. Norrington boards Dauntless with three other men following him and in that close-up ON deck, Norrington says, "Search every cabin, every hull, down to the bilges." Yet, in the next shot, Norrington and those three men are actually seen just climbing up the gangplank to Dauntless.
Continuity mistake: After Will rescues Elizabeth and brings her aboard the Interceptor, in the first shot from behind Elizabeth, Anamaria isn't holding her hat and the pirate behind Mr. Cotton is holding the tail of the parrot to keep it still. In the next couple of shots from the side, Anamaria is holding her hat because it's so windy. Just before Mr. Gibbs says, "Keep to the code," the close-up on Anamaria shows her hands down again, with no wind. In the next wide shot, Anamaria is holding her hat again due to the wind.
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Will are walking under water carrying the boat over their heads, Will steps into a wooden trap with a buoy line attached. The trap is made of wood sticks and in each of these shots the style of the wood sticks is different. In the first shot, Will's foot goes through the top, and is at one side of the rectangle trap and the buoy line is at the other side of the trap. In the next shot, Will looks down into the water at the wooden trap, his foot is in the center of a square wooden trap and the buoy line isn't seen in this shot. In the next wide shot, he's dragging the trap as he's walking under water, and his foot is at the same side as the attached buoy line, which is seen in this shot, on a rectangle trap. The trap is then tied to Dauntless' rudder, and again this trap is styled differently than the trap in the previous shots. This has nothing to do with the angle of the camera.
Continuity mistake: At Jack's hanging, when Elizabeth "faints" her hat's wide white ribbon hangs down both sides - joined at the back of her neck. When she lifts her head, to witness Jack's rescue in progress, the ribbon is now gone from the right side of her hat and hangs loose at her left shoulder. However, when she looks over at her father, the ribbon is intact once again.
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Continuity mistake: Barbossa rips the chain and medallion off Elizabeth's neck, puts it into her palm, then cuts her hand. He takes her hand in his and he turns hers over so it's palm down. The chain can be seen in the close-up and wide shot, dangling down between her fingers and the chain is NOT clasped shut. In the next close-up of the chain and medallion falling into the chest, the chain IS clasped shut.
Continuity mistake: Jack and Will duel on the cart and in a side shot, the FIRST time Will crosses his two swords in front of him below his waist, the blade in his left hand is on top of the blade in his right hand, then in the following front shot, the blade in his right hand is now on top of the blade in his left hand.
Continuity mistake: There are two shots of an unconscious Mr. Brown and the area around him, when Jack and Will approach him. Just before and after Jack grabs the red hot sword out of Will's hand and tosses it, Mr. Brown is seen behind Jack. In these shots Mr. Brown's placement is different in comparison to the tools above him on the ledge. Also in this shot, the tools on the floor to his right in the earlier shots, are not in the same place either. When Will says, "I practice three hours a day so when I meet a pirate, I can kill it," the actual tools to Mr. Brown's left are different.
00:21:05 - 00:24:20Super Grover
Continuity mistake: At the dock in Port Royal, in the close-up as Jack makes his escape from the Marines, he is standing on the beam as he throws his shackle chain over the rope. The ledge to his left, just under the rope, has a metal support that is flush with the wood's edge. In the next wide shot as Jack starts his descent down the rope, the ledge and its metal support are not the same as in the close-up, they are obviously very different.
Continuity mistake: After her anchor is lowered, there's a front shot of Interceptor as it splashes wildly and a crewman that is dressed as Will is seen up on the port side of the rigging. After Elizabeth shouts, "Let go!" the crewman dressed as Will is up on the rigging, but now he's on the starboard side of the rigging. This is not a flipped shot, the sails are different in both shots too.
Continuity mistake: At Jack's hanging, as the official says, "Impersonating an officer in the Spanish Royal Navy," in this far shot, we see the scaffolding and the Marines walking on wall behind. In the next shot, he says, "Impersonating a cleric of the church of England," and we still see the Marines. Then in the next shot, a close-up of Jack, we also see the Marines. These are successive shots, yet the Marines are NOT in positions of continuous walking.
Continuity mistake: Barbossa says, "Buried on an island of the dead what cannot be found, except for those who know where it is." In this shot only the objects in the center of the table slide down towards Elizabeth, including the two candelabras and her plate of food, having nothing to do with the object's weight. The objects that face Elizabeth on the table to her left and to her right don't move, only those on the moving center track. Also seen on DVD 2.
Continuity mistake: Aboard Interceptor, Will points his sword at Jack, and Jack swings the boom that slams into Will. In the side wide shot as the boom comes toward Will, when we see Will's hands as he grasps the boom, he is not holding the sword, nor do we see it drop or see it on the deck; however, we do hear it hit the deck. In the next shot, Jack picks up Will's sword near the line and rail, where it didn't exist in the previous shot.
Continuity mistake: When the medallion drops into the chest, and when Barbossa removes it, there is blood on both sides of the medallion. When Barbossa hits Elizabeth and she falls, the medallion falls near her. In this shot we do not see any blood on the medallion. Yet when Will rescues Elizabeth, she reaches for the medallion and it now has a very obvious blood stain on it.
01:12:20 - 01:13:35Super Grover
Continuity mistake: As Will and Grapple fight, in the shot facing Grapple after Will's sword is hurled away, Grapple grabs Will directly around the back of his neck with the grapnel and starts to pull him close. However, in the next shot facing Will, the grapnel is only at Will's shoulder and left arm, as Grapple pulls him close.
Continuity mistake: After being rendered unconscious by Will, a dazed Jack Sparrow runs into the pirates in the caves after the first blood sacrifice attempt. He turns around and faces Jacoby and another pirate. He turns around once again to face Pintel and all the others. But of the four shots showing Jack, one shows only Jacoby behind him, two just show the smoke from Jacoby's beard, and one shot in between, shows no pirates standing behind Jack at all.
Continuity mistake: Aboard the Interceptor, after Elizabeth lifts the hatch and comes up on deck, Anamaria says, "The Black Pearl. She's gaining on us." In the very next shot of Elizabeth, behind her on deck is the crewman with the tan hat. In the next shot as she looks out towards the Pearl, up at the top of the rigging are two crewmen, one of them is the same crewman that was just on deck in the previous shot. He's the one who stands on Cotton's left in Tortuga when Jack inspects the "able-bodied crew."
Continuity mistake: Aboard Interceptor, Will and Elizabeth are below deck, and seen on the table are candles on a plate. The three candles and the melted wax on the plate to the right of Will's elbow, differ in the opening shot, when Will says, "Here let me," and when he has the medallion and slams it down onto the table. The candles do not melt so quickly, while they have this very short conversation.
Continuity mistake: Before Jack says, "Ta," there's a close-up of their feet and there's a 2x4 edge on the cart. Later, Jack tosses the mallet at Will, who ducks down, the cart's seen and there are two strips of wood as the edge. When Jack flips a plank, it smacks Will in the face, he falls and that end of cart's seen and now there's no finished edge. When the barrels fall on the edge of the cart, we see the 2x4 edge again. In many shots throughout the scene the edge changes. Also, in a couple of shots the edge has a cut out in the corner, for the wire they used. (The wire can be seen on Disc 2.)
00:23:35 - 00:25:30Super Grover
Continuity mistake: As Jack bids farewell, in his extreme close-ups, when he says, "Elizabeth. It would never have worked between us, darling. I'm sorry," the soldiers behind him are lined up differently in these shots than in the wide shot just before and after, when Jack starts to walk away.
Continuity mistake: At her home, when Elizabeth bars the door handles to the dining room with a candelabra, Pintel and Ragetti burst in, breaking that candelabra. Visible to Pintel's left in this shot is a cushioned chair and a small table, with absolutely nothing on it. Yet, in the next wide shot of the dining room, there is now a large candelabra on that small table near the door.
Continuity mistake: In Port Royal when Elizabeth is being taken by the pirates, Will sees her across the courtyard and she calls out, "Will!" In the first close-up as he begins to say, "Elizabeth," the crowd behind him differs greatly to the crowd seen behind him in the very next wide shot as he finishes saying, "Elizabeth," and then when Jacoby says, "Hello," in the next shot of Will. This is not due to people running around, it was simply shot at different times.
Continuity mistake: When the coach leaves, Will walks down the steps. Both side gardens are edged with stones outside the front door. The driveway is also lined with the stones. When the pirates invade their home, Ragetti yells, "Up there." The front door's open and the stones are now lined up parallel to the front of the doorway, just past where the steps should be. Even if it's meant to be the stones lining the opposite end of the driveway, the distance of the far side and proportional size of the rocks are wrong.
00:08:45 - 00:32:15Super Grover
Continuity mistake: When the Black Pearl is chasing the Interceptor, we can see Will standing at the end of the bow (front) of the ship. Later in the scene, we see him coming up from below deck, where he has been the entire time. Nobody in Jack's crew resembles or is dressed like Will.
01:21:15 - 01:22:45
Continuity mistake: There are three sets of windows in the captain's stateroom - at port, starboard and stern - with three windows per set. Just before Pintel and Ragetti give Elizabeth the dress, there is an exterior shot of the Pearl, and all three stern windows are actually symmetrical vertically. However, in the interior shots, the first and third stern windows are vertically slanted at their outer sides.
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Continuity mistake: At the blacksmith shop, one end of the cart that Jack and Will duel on later is resting on a wood bench. In the close-up shot of their feet, just before Jack says, "Ta," the edge of the cart is flush against the edge of the bench. In the wide shots, before and after, the edge of the cart is in the middle of the bench. This has nothing to do with the angle of the camera.
Continuity mistake: After Elizabeth's failed blood ritual, the pirates complain to Barbossa. In this shot, Bo'sun says, "And it's you who brought us..." and Mallet is standing on his own small rock. In the next wide shot, Mallet stands with his feet apart, sharing the rock with Twigg, who's closer to Koehler now. In the next shot, a close-up of Bo'sun, behind him, Mallet is standing on his own small rock again. There are other wide shots, that Mallet is seen standing on the two rocks and Twigg is in the middle of the big rock, closer to Koehler. In other close-ups, Mallet is standing on his own small rock.
Continuity mistake: When the hangman's axe actually hits and cuts the rope, in the very next shot the view of Jack is between the hangman's right leg and the wood brace. In that shot, we see Jack start to go down and on the right, we see Will getting up right next to the hangman. Next are close-ups of the rope coming loose, Jack falling and Norrington pushing through the crowd. Then in the next shot of Will, he is just now getting up and then lunging at the hangman to push him over.
Continuity mistake: On the Black Pearl, just before Elizabeth spins the wheel on deck and knock's off Grapple's skeletal head, when she first approaches the wheel, it is fully wound up with rope. As she starts to spin the wheel, there are only about five lines of wound rope, next to the wheel.
Continuity mistake: After falling off the parapet, Elizabeth is under water, and we see a close-up of the medallion floating freely, causing a tremor in the water. When Jack gets her back on shore and rips open her corset, the medallion is now firmly tucked inside her dress - no way it could have just slipped in there given how insanely tight it was.
Continuity mistake: When Gillette puts the iron shackles on Jack, as Elizabeth offers her protest, in the shots facing them, there is a barrel with a green sack on top of it and two wicker rods against the stone wall. However, when Norrington says, "Indeed," then when Jack says, "Finally," and also when Jack says, "I saved your life. You save mine. We're square," the barrel, sack and rods are not there.
Continuity mistake: After Jack's attempted hanging, Will and Jack run with the rope and after knocking down the first three soldiers, they encounter another two at the stairs. In the first side shot, the two Marines trip over the rope empty handed and are almost at the ground. Yet, in the next front shot they are just tripping over the rope and they both have swords in their hands now. Also, Jack is higher up on the steps in the second shot.
Continuity mistake: After the credits, Barbossa is shown lying on the treasure pile. The Aztec chest is up at the top and the lid is closed and straight. (It was also shown with the closed lid when Jack asked Will to drop him off at his ship.) Then, in the last shot, when the monkey jumps up onto the chest, the lid is on the Aztec chest, but it is partially open now.
Continuity mistake: When Pintel and Ragetti go after Elizabeth in her home she knocks Pintel out cold and drops hot coals from the bed warmer on top of Ragetti's head. In the close-up as Ragetti yells, "No! No! It's hot!" he holds the flaming torch in his left hand. However, in the next shot as Pintel yells, "Come on!" the torch is gone, it is in neither of Ragetti's hands and of course when he leaps over the banister he has the torch again.
Continuity mistake: On the dock at Port Royal, Jack is speaking with Murtogg and Mullroy, who are guarding the dock from civilians. Seen behind the Marines to their left is the vacant dock edge. Yet when Jack holds Elizabeth hostage, the same dock edge is seen, but in this shot the edge is now filled with barrels and sacks. No one was on the dock between these two scenes.
00:11:45 - 00:18:40Super Grover
Continuity mistake: At Jack's hanging, there is a shot of Mr. Cotton's parrot landing on the flag post, that Mullroy is holding. In this shot, there is a gruff looking man and a woman with her hand on her hip, standing there. Those two particular people are in the middle of the crowd near Will, when Will first walks through the crowd, to stand in front of the scaffolding.
Continuity mistake: Just as Will jumps on the rail of the Pearl with the gun, in the back shot, his right hand holding onto the rope is shoulder level and wind is blowing his hair towards his face. In the next few front shots, his right hand holds the rope between sternum and waist level and his hair is not blowing at all. Then in the next back shot, once again his hand is at shoulder level on the rope, and the wind is blowing his hair towards his face.
Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth faints and is falling into the water after Norrington's proposal, there's a shot of her from on the rock. You can see her hat and scarf falling right after. But when the shot moves to Jack and the two guards on the ship, Elizabeth is falling and there is nothing above her - where are the hat and the scarf? There is plenty of time to see the hat and scarf fall too, if they were actually included in the shot, but they simply weren't.
Continuity mistake: Aboard Dauntless, Governor Swann is talking to Elizabeth through the closed doors. As he says, "I couldn't be more proud of you," the table is shown being right next to the dresser and the table is devoid of any rolled papers. When Governor Swann is battling with the skeletal hand, Not only does the table have rolled white paper on it now, there are two large trunks, between the table and dresser now, and more rolled paper.
01:49:45 - 01:56:15Super Grover
Continuity mistake: After Jack rescues Elizabeth, he slices the front ties of the corset she is wearing, and gives the corset to Murtogg. As he hands Murtogg the corset in the first shot, the corset is right side up, because we see the waist flaps at the bottom. In the next shot, as Jack's hand lets go of the corset Murtogg is seen holding the corset upside down with the shoulder straps at the bottom. In the next shot, a close-up of Jack, in the background Murtogg is holding the corset right side up, and the waist flap is seen.
Continuity mistake: Will runs down the stairs towards Jack's jail cell. At the bottom of the steps there is a desk and chair. When he first comes down, the chair is pushed into the corner of the desk. As Will says, "These are half pin barrel hinges," behind him, the chair is now pulled out. Will then uses that chair to balance the bench for "the right leverage to lift the door free."
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Will commandeer the HMS Dauntless, the HMS Interceptor sails out with all her square sails completely square on (i.e perpendicular to the ships direction of travel) with the wind behind her. We then see the Dauntless sailing out of control in the other direction with her sails in the same position, the winds have switched 180 degrees.
Continuity mistake: After cutting Elizabeth's hand, Barbossa says, "Waste not," and there's a wide back shot of the two of them, Barbossa is holding the knife in his right hand, and the edge of the blade does not have blood on it. In the very next shot, a close-up of the medallion falling from Elizabeth's hand, the edge of the blade now has blood on it. In a later shot when Barbossa looks at the blade, there is blood on both sides.
Continuity mistake: On the docks, when Norrington exposes Jack's scar and tattoo on his right arm, he says, "Well, well, Jack Sparrow, isn't it?" and in the wide shot Murtogg holds the middle part of his gun. In the close-up when Murtogg says, "He said he'd come to commandeer one," he holds it near the bayonet, yet in the next wide shot he holds it in the middle again.
Continuity mistake: In Governor Swann's home, Elizabeth, Pintel and Ragetti are at the bottom of the stairs and in this first shot a third pirate comes in the back doors with a handful of looted riches. They watch as a cannonball crashes through the front window, and in the next shot it slams into him and propels him back out the closed doors. The booty in his hands is different in both shots.
Continuity mistake: When Barbossa looks through his telescope at Interceptor, before Jack says, "I'm having a thought..." she's a good distance away from the Pearl and all her sails are out. Then in most of the wide and close-up shots of Interceptor, some of the sails differ at the bow and stern. Sails raised in one shot, are lowered in another, then some raised again and also some are raised but blowing wildly, then in the successive shot, it's down and still. Their proximity varies throughout and there are way too many changes between shots.
Continuity mistake: When Jack walks down the dock to the Interceptor, Murtogg and Mullroy are sitting with sacks, crates and barrels in a deep shadow, but the sun is seen afar. A few shots later, after they intercepted him, those same sacks, crates and barrel are brightly lit by the sun. The shots were probably filmed at different times of the day.
Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth first meets Will, he is so exhausted that he passes out. Elizabeth then examines the medallion around Will's neck (when she says "You're a pirate." Note that the chain is still around Will's neck in that shot, but in the next immediate shot, when Elizabeth turns to face Norrington, she hides the medallion behind her back. No where does it show that she removed it from Will's neck, and at the angle that she pulled the medallion towards her, it would not have slid off from around Will's neck.
Continuity mistake: Jack says, "That is a wonderful trick. Except, once again..." as he walks down the sloped cart. Behind him to his left are a chair, a barrel and between the two is a miniature ladder and some objects leaning on the wall. When Will cuts the rope of the overhead barrels, Jack (stuntman Tony Angelotti) stands on the cart and the ladder and other objects are not leaning on the wall between the chair and barrel.
00:24:00 - 00:25:50Super Grover
Continuity mistake: Barbossa chases Jack, who knocks over a small table and he yells, "Sorry." In the next shot, that table is rolling down, with its legs facing towards the wall, with the treasure beside it. Yet in the next shot from below, the table top is close to that wall, not the legs. Also, the arrangement and existence of some of the treasures lying all around differs in the front shot of Jack and the back wide shot.
Continuity mistake: Jack hides behind a statue outside the blacksmith shop. The soldiers run past a woman and her vegetable cart whose wheels are closest to the blacksmith shop. After Jack removes his sword, he looks around the courtyard. The cart's legs are now closest to the blacksmith shop and the wheels are now at the other end, the complete opposite of how the cart was positioned in the first shot.
Continuity mistake: Will goes to the fort and pleads with Norrington to find and save Elizabeth. On the table are two distinct feather quills. They're in different positions in the wide shot and in the close-up when Will slams the axe down on the map. Also, in that wide shot, there is a small bottle in front of the quill holder, whereas in the close-up, the small bottle isn't there.
Continuity mistake: In the brig aboard the Pearl, Jack sees Gibbs' flask in the pooled water around him. He reaches for it, holds it upside down to his mouth to drink from. There are two successive shots of him holding it to his mouth and then moving it away. The left sleeve leaning on his knee and the position of the long striped cloth that he wears around his waist differs in both shots. Also, the item on the floor to his left is in a different position in both shots.
Continuity mistake: In the beginning, after the young Will is pulled on board, when Will says his name, the medallion is protruding out of his shirt. After young Elizabeth tells him, "I'm watching over you Will," in the next shot of Will, the medallion is completely hidden in his shirt, and his position differs between shots.
Continuity mistake: At the opening of the scene in the cave of treasures, Jack lifts up a well endowed golden statue, looks at it awhile and tosses it back into the pile, as he clues Will with talk of honesty and dishonesty. Later in the scene, Jack and Barbossa are fighting in front of that same pile and the golden statue that Jack had thrown earlier is now sitting upright behind the chandelier.
01:51:40 - 01:52:40Super Grover
Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth is hiding from the pirates in the closet, and the pirates first enter the room, you can see that the carpet is folded back (from her opening the door) quite a bit. When the pirates see the carpet pushed back and know where Elizabeth is hiding, just a small corner of the carpet is pushed back.
Continuity mistake: Will comes into the blacksmith shop, comments about Mr. Brown and then approaches the anvil. In this shot the wood post on his right has a hammer and knotted rope hanging together on the same side. However, later when Jack sprays the soot at Will the same wood post is seen on Will's left and the rope hangs on another side of the post, not together with the hammer. That rope changes shape and position in other shots in between too.
00:22:15 - 00:26:15Super Grover
Continuity mistake: Anamaria has her hands on Jack's shoulders in the front shot, just as she said, "The Black Pearl is yours," and then she removes her hands. In the next successive side shot, her hands are still on Jack's shoulders, she then removes them again as she smiles at him. Jack's left sleeve is different in both shots.
Continuity mistake: As the soldiers are firing at Jack after his escape, he runs across the footbridge. In the far wide shot, he crosses the center of the bridge and passes the man with the sack on his back. In the next close-up shot, Jack is just getting to the center of the bridge and starts to pass the man with the sack on his back.
Continuity mistake: When Mr. Gibbs yells, "Load the guns! Case shot and langrage!" Will is behind him in this shot and Will's body is facing towards Anamaria, yet in Will's close-up, his body is facing towards Mr. Gibbs, and just then turns a bit, to face Anamaria and Elizabeth.
Continuity mistake: After cutting the corset, Jack picks up the medallion in a close-up shot of Elizabeth and her hand is next to her head. In the next wide shot, as Norrington rushes over, her arm is stretched out, up past her head. In this wide shot, the neckline of her slip is different than the two close-ups, before and after. In her next close-up, her hand is back near her head again.
Continuity mistake: During the pirate attack on Port Royal, Will opens the door of the blacksmith shop, just as Jacoby runs past chasing a woman, and to Will's right, three men run up the stairs into the alcove as Will takes out his axe to start after Jacoby. In the very next wide shot of Will and the alcove, those three men aren't seen at all, but as soon as Will lifts the axe over his head to throw, one of those men from the previous shot is seen running up some stairs, past a shop.
Continuity mistake: On the island, after regaining consciousness, when Jack puts his hands up to his face and desperately asks, "But why is the rum gone?" his fingernails are totally clean. However, in the earlier shots while getting drunk, his fingernails are very dirty, before passing out.
Continuity mistake: Jack walks down to the dock where Interceptor's moored, Murtogg is sitting on a sack that lies on a crate, his feet are up on a small barrel and behind him to his left are two large barrels, one on top of another. Once Jack's confronted, now the two large barrels are closer to the beam, and the small barrel is up right against the crate. This has nothing to do with the angle of the camera.
Continuity mistake: Jack chases after the monkey on the broken mast leading across to the Black Pearl. When he gets there, Barbossa says, "Why thank you, Jack." Barbossa's left arm is up and he's holding the rope. In that first shot, much of his white sleeve is out. In the next shot of Barbossa, the white sleeve is mostly covered. Then in his next shot, much of the white sleeve is out again.
Continuity mistake: When skeletal Pintel and skeletal Ragetti are in the rowboat their appearance and parasols differ between shots, and later, when Pintel attacks Ragetti in the wide shot, the two oars are each hanging off its own side of the boat. However, in the close-up one oar is now lying across the two sides of the boat.
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Elizabeth are on the island Jack lifts the hatch to the underground cache of rum. In the first shot from below, the top stair is visible at the opening above. In the next shot from above the design/shape of the top stair is very different. Bramble disappears between shots as well.
Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth asks, "Well, then can't we lose them amongst those shoals?" in the front shot, her hair is in front of her shoulders and in the side shot, her hair is behind her shoulder, on her back. This occurs many times throughout the film with Elizabeth's loose, long hair - wet and dry, such as on the dock, after Jack rescues her in Port Royal, and after Will rescues her when they board the Interceptor.
Continuity mistake: Murtogg and Mullroy rush over to help lift Elizabeth onto the pier. Murtogg drops his gun behind the two posts and Mullroy drops his gun in front of the two right corner posts. In the wide shot, Jack's holding the medallion and Norrington rushes in. Mullroy's gun isn't behind him, at the posts, and Murtogg's gun isn't positioned the same way he dropped it. When Norrington grabs Jack, Mullroy's gun is lying in front of the posts again. Also, the ropes' position changes in these shots too.
Continuity mistake: When Governor Swann is leaning on the desk next to the drawer with the severed hand, his right hand is behind his back. In the close-up shot when he opens the drawer, his right hand is on his stomach, but in the wide shot his right hand is behind him again.
Continuity mistake: When the Black Pearl and the Interceptor fire their cannons, a fork's prongs dig into the iris of Ragetti's wooden eye. Pintel then removes the fork with the wooden eye, but the fork's prongs are now lodged just beside the iris of the eye - not to be confused with swirls in that eye; and his grip of the fork differs between shots.
Continuity mistake: When Jack first walks into the blacksmith shop, standing at the doorway he looks around. The grindstone is seen in the distance and there is NO sword leaning on it. Then Will says, "You threatened Miss Swann," and in the following few shots there IS a sword leaning on the grindstone. After Jack says, "You need to find yourself a girl mate," he reaches overhead, pulls out a mallet and Will ducks. The grindstone is seen and again there is NO sword leaning on the grindstone. Neither Jack nor Will touched the grindstone.
00:23:05 - 00:24:50Super Grover
Continuity mistake: Being chased by the Pearl, the Interceptor lowers the anchor and it catches a rock. After a few shots on deck the next shot below deck, is of the table with the medallion on it. As the table starts to tip we see the medallion and chain. In the next close-up shot, the chain is lying on the table differently. The chain didn't start to slide between shots, only after the second shot.
Continuity mistake: The rope leading to Jack's noose is wound around the wood beam six times in most shots. When Norrington runs shouting, "Move," as Will is duelling with the hangman and his axe, the rope is seen behind the hangman and it's wound only five times. In their next close-up, it's six again.
Continuity mistake: Will stands on the Pearl's rail holding a gun under his chin, there are wide shots of everyone on deck, and close-ups of Jack, Elizabeth and Barbossa. The pirates and their captives differ between the close-ups and wide shots, in their appearance, position, and the way the pirates hold their weapons. Two examples: Will says, "And the crew. The crew are not to be harmed," in the close-ups Jacoby is right behind Jack, but in the wide shots he is much further away from Jack. Also in Barbossa's close-ups Pintel stands to the right of Cotton, but in the wide shots Pintel stands to Cotton's left. This type of occurrence happens throughout all of these shots.
Continuity mistake: Barbossa finds out the truth about Elizabeth, he hits her and she falls to the bottom of the treasure heap where she lies unconscious. Then Will comes up out of the water to rescue a still unconscious Elizabeth. Her hair is different in both shots, as well as the position of the dress under her face, the pearls, the various objects lying on the ground all around her, and the medallion's chain as well.
Continuity mistake: Aboard the Black Pearl, just as the boat is released to swing out towards skeletal Grapple and Mallet, a rope is seen attached to the left hanging apparatus and that rope is draped across three of the seats. In the next shot, after their bones are knocked overboard, the rope in the boat is not over any of the seats but coiled up near the hanging apparatus.
Continuity mistake: In the blacksmith's shop, on the two stationary wood posts near the donkey, that have the assortment of swords hanging, the direction of some of the sword handles change in some shots. Seen in the background of some shots or when Will grabs for a sword. One example is, when Jack looks at the red hot poker after poking the donkey and when Will comes in, jumps down the step, then stops the donkey.
Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth first boards the Black Pearl, in some shots the end of the sleeves of her white nightgown are seen with the sleeves of her floral robe, yet in some shots the white sleeves don't show. Also in some shots, when the white sleeves do show, the amount of white sleeve varies.
Continuity mistake: In the morning, when Will is with Jack at the prison, Will has scratches on his right cheekbone and jawbone and the left side of his forehead. However, after they commandeer the Interceptor, all of Will's scratches are barely even noticeable, but it is STILL the same day.
00:42:30 - 00:52:15
Continuity mistake: When Jack says "If you can spring me from this cell," there are suddenly no bars in front of him anymore. In several shots before this, we see him talking to Will without seeing bars in front of him, but he is still at a fair distance so that it makes sense to put the camera in front of him. But in this shot we actually see the camera move with his face, and we see a bar disappearing to the right, so the camera is on Will's side of the bars, and suddenly we see Jack without bars between the two. (The hole would actually be so big he could get through it and escape.)
Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth is dining with Barbossa aboard the Black Pearl, cutting between the front shots and side shots she holds the turkey leg differently in her left hand. Also held differently in her right hand is the bread when Barbossa offers her the apple and she looks at the monkey between the two shots.
Continuity mistake: As Will is telling Gov. Swann and the Commodore that Elizabeth has been taken, his right sleeve is folded up broadly to just below his elbow. After Will slams the axe into the map, which should have, if anything, brought the sleeve down, the sleeve is higher and more tightly rolled.
00:41:20 - 00:42:05BGTerri
Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth joins Barbossa for dinner there are candelabras on the table behind Elizabeth and Barbossa and many loose candles all around. The candle heights vary in many shots. One example: when Barbossa says, "All the scattered pieces of the Aztec gold," the candles on the candelabra behind Elizabeth are much shorter than in the shot right after when Elizabeth asks, "And the blood to be repaid?" where they're much taller.
Continuity mistake: When Jack, and later Will, approach Mr. Brown we see how far apart the tables in front and to the left of Mr. Brown are. Jack breaks the chain, he hears Will and the table behind him is in line with the back door. When Jack pulls the sword out of Will's hand and tosses it, in the shot of Will the table is much closer to Mr. Brown now. After Jack says, "You need to find yourself a girl, mate" and tosses the mallet at Will, in the wide shot behind Will, we see just how close together the two tables are now. The side table is angled more towards him too. This has nothing to do with camera angles.
00:21:50 - 00:24:25Super Grover
Continuity mistake: As Will and Jack duel, the vertical wood beam, near the cart and stone steps, is seen in many shots. In several shots the rope secured to it is either tied differently to the beam or is not even there. 1st example, when Will says, "You're the one they're hunting," and 2nd example, the wide shot before Jack says, "You know what you're doing, I'll give you that," the rope is tied differently. After Jack says, "You need to find yourself a girl, mate," but just before Jack tosses the mallet at Jack, forcing him to duck, there is no rope. Then, when they duel on the cart, in some close-ups the rope is seen, but in some wide shots the rope isn't there.
00:22:35 - 00:25:15Super Grover
Continuity mistake: Will walks into the blacksmith shop, takes his jacket off and tosses it onto the stones near the fireplace. His jacket lays differently on the stones in some shots throughout this scene. These two shots are examples: when Jack says, "Crossing blades with a pirate," and when Jack jumps off the stones after spraying Will with the soot.
00:22:55 - 00:26:20Super Grover
Continuity mistake: When the barrels are being tossed off the Interceptor there is a shot of a crewman in an orange jacket holding a cannonball in his hands and passing it to someone on his left. As the shot pans to the side, behind that crewman that passed the cannonball, we see part of the head of someone and also see Will's shoulder and arm - he just climbed out from below deck. Yet in the very next shot, Will is just coming up from below deck. (Perhaps better in slow motion.)
Continuity mistake: Will runs down the stairs at the prison and says, "You! Sparrow!" and Jack responds, "Aye." In the following shots Jack's hair with red ties and the white shirt string, both on his left side, change position, arrangement, or even existence in the wide shots, and close-ups while the two talk. Earlier, after Jack saves drowning Elizabeth, the position of the red scarf around his head differs between shots - note the beads over his eyes. As a matter of fact, the positions of his red scarf ends, strings of beads, bone, etc., in Jack's hair, ALL change in consecutive shots many times throughout the film, from the moment he is first seen on the Jolly Mon, to the moment he makes his dramatic exit.
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Will are under the bridge, and Jack says, "We're going to commandeer that ship. Nautical term," his right cheek is clean. When he turns to ask Will "One question about your business..." there is a broad black smudge running from his right cheek to the right side of his nose. As he turns around after Will's answer and says, "No worries..." his right cheek is again clean, without ever having touched his face.
Continuity mistake: At the blacksmith shop, there is a wicker basket with rope lying at the top of it located near the steps and the cart. This rope is positioned differently in the basket throughout this scene. Some examples are: in the shot right after Will says, "You threatened Miss Swann," then when Jack tosses Will's red hot sword away, and in the close-up of the cart slipping off the broken bench.
00:23:00 - 00:25:10Super Grover
Continuity mistake: Aboard Interceptor, when Jack causes the boom to slam into Will, in that wide shot the belaying pin on the rail across from Will is seen. When Jack says, "But I can't bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesy, savvy?" behind him to his left, the belaying pin is seen again. The lines hanging from that belaying pin differs in both shots.
Continuity mistake: After the cutting of Elizabeth's hand, the knife's blade is shown six times. 1st- a wide shot from behind, the blade has no blood on it. 2nd- a close-up, as Elizabeth lets go of the medallion. 3rd- a front shot, as Barbossa lets go of her hand. 4th- when Barbossa puts the gun back into his belt. 5th- when he holds the blade up to his face, we see both sides. 6th- when he grabs the medallion out of the chest. In each of these shots the blood on the blade differs in amount and/or position on either side. This has nothing to do with the 'dripping' of the blood down the blade.
Continuity mistake: When Jack is in the Fort Prison, he's trying to get the dog to bring him the keys. When he says, "Good boy. Come get the bone," the handle sticking out of the pail on the floor is leaning away from the cell. When the dog comes closer, and Jack says, "That's it, doggy," the handle in the pail is facing towards the cell door.
Continuity mistake: In the blacksmith shop, next to the fireplace and anvil, there is a table with a variety of tools and other objects. The variety and placement of the items on that table changes when the table is shown. Some examples are, as Jack puts his hat down, then when Will notices Jack's hat, and later when Jack says, "Ta."
Continuity mistake: In the blacksmith shop there's a table with asst tools. In all these shots a few of the tools are arranged differently and in some shots they're completely different tools. 1 - when Jack notices Mr Brown. 2 - behind Jack when Will starts to come into the shop. 3 - when Will says, "Right where I left you." 4 - behind Will, when he and Jack duel. 5 - behind Will, when Jack holds the gun on him.
00:21:55 - 00:26:30Super Grover
Continuity mistake: Aboard the Black Pearl while watching Interceptor explode, Elizabeth runs over to Barbossa and yells, "You've got to stop it." While Barbossa holds Elizabeth, in the first shot behind her, the left shoulder of her burgundy dress is on her shoulder. In the next front close-up shot, her dress is off her left shoulder, then in the next shot behind her, her dress is on her shoulder again.
Continuity mistake: When Mr Gibbs shouts what sounds like, "Do it you gobs, or it's you we'll load into the cannons!" while the Region 2 DVD subtitles read "Do it you gobs!" which matches his mouth movements, the Region 1 subtitles say "do it you dogs..." yet his lips clearly form a B not a G. A bizarre difference between versions.
Continuity mistake: As Jack and Will are duelling while standing on the cart, and then up on the beams, in wide shots, Will's hair is pulled back perfectly in the ponytail, but in the close-up shots he has loose hair on the sides that is not held in the ponytail. This type of thing occurs numerous times in the film.
Continuity mistake: The very first shot you see of Jack is a view from behind, when he is up in the crow's nest. He has two red pieces of cloth that are fluttering crazily in the wind out to the sides. In the very next shot the pieces of cloth are blowing upwards, not in the same direction as the previous shot.
Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth is taken aboard the Black Pearl, Bo'sun slaps her face. Bo'sun's hand never makes any contact with Elizabeth's face, but the sound effect makes it very convincing. Also, in the first side shot of the slap, when Bo'sun starts to say, "You'll speak..." it's the back of her left hand that touches her cheek, and we can see the white corner of her night gown under the robe sleeve. In the next front shot, it's the palm of her hand that is touching her cheek now and the white night gown doesn't show at the sleeve.
Continuity mistake: After Jack tells Will, "Nice hat," he starts to run up the stairs. Next shot, Will smiles and behind him Norrington starts to run towards Jack. In the next shot, Norrington is already up the steps with his sword held high, pointed at Jack, who shouts, "Friends." Then, when the camera faces the crowd, Norrington is still lower and his sword is down. In the next close-up and wide shot, Jack's at the top of the stairs, with Norrington higher up again, sword held high, pointed at Jack. This is not because of camera angles.
Continuity mistake: At the very beginning of the film where we see Norrington walk up to the young Elizabeth at the front of the ship, the bow on his black hat is blowing in the sea wind, yet when he stops to talk to Elizabeth it is no longer blowing, then when he finishes talking to her, it is back blowing in the wind.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when the young Elizabeth wakes up Will, then he faints, his head changes position between shots from being pointed slightly up, to resting on his shoulder. Also before he wakes up, his hand's distance from his head changes between shots.
Continuity mistake: The pirates are running up the path towards the Governor's house. In her close-up, Elizabeth is looking down on them from the ledge outside her bedroom window, with the double full length doors. The camera pans the house after the pirates open the gate and Elizabeth is not seen outside any of the upper window ledges.
Continuity mistake: Jack says, "That is a wonderful trick..." and hanging on the wall over the chair are a saw and a semi-circular tool and the saw lies over the tool. Later Jack falls when freeing himself from the sword embedded in the rafter, he stands up and climbs onto the cart again. Behind him are the saw and semi-circular tool, but the tool is over the saw now. Then later when Norrington's men shake the door to try to enter, the saw lies over the tool again.
00:24:00 - 00:25:45Super Grover
Continuity mistake: Before Elizabeth's blood ritual, Jack is rowing the boat into the cave and Will is holding the pole with the attached lantern. As Jack says, "Any man who falls behind, is left behind," Will is holding the pole with his left hand high up on the pole and his right down below. In the next shot, Will says, "No heroes amongst thieves," and Will's right hand is now high up on the pole.
Continuity mistake: Elizabeth holds the medallion chain over the edge of the railing. In the first shot she says, "I'll drop it," the chain dangles down with the excess chain over her fingers. In the front close-up of her arm, only the bottom chain is dangling. In the back close-up of her hand, with Barbossa in the background, the medallion and chain dangle shorter now, with the excess chain over her fingers. This takes place before she says, "There's no point in me keeping it."
Continuity mistake: Young Elizabeth's individual hair curls differ in consecutive shots early in the film. They vary from looser, tighter, shorter and longer, as well as the hair that is pulled up. When adult Elizabeth's hair is done up in curls, they change significantly in consecutive shots as well. For instance at the fort, in the front close-up, the shorter curl behind her right ear is actually GONE, yet it's back in all the other shots.
00:01:15 - 00:10:50Super Grover
Continuity mistake: After the downing of the square rigged mast aboard the Interceptor, Jack spots the monkey running across it to the Black Pearl and he starts to follow. As Jack runs toward the mast in this shot, we see the broken end of the mast, rigging and sail that is lying at the Interceptor's rail. In the next shot, on Elizabeth's right the broken mast is seen with its rigging on it. The rigging is lying very differently on the mast in this shot than in the previous shot with Jack.
Continuity mistake: Jack tosses the medallion to Will. After a shot of Will's hand catching it and Jack's reaction, in the front shot of Barbossa as he pulls out his gun, the leather strap is slung across his chest high up near his neck with the buckle at his lower left side. Yet in the close-up when he reveals the wound, the leather strap is lower on his chest and the buckle is now higher up at his right side.
Continuity mistake: During the Black Pearl's ambush on Port Royal, they destroy a wall to the prison. Pirates in one cell manage to escape from a hole in the wall destroyed by one of the boat's cannons and Jack is stuck in his cell because the hole isn't big enough for him to fit through. As this happens, we can actually see the small hole when one of the pirates say "My sympathies. You've no manner of luck at all" as the other pirates escape the cell. Yet in the next shot as Jack is watching the other pirates escape, the small hole in Jack's cell is now smaller than it was in the previous shot.
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Continuity mistake: In the overhead wide shot of the Pearl pursuing the Interceptor they are maybe three boat lengths apart. Before and after they are further apart. In general during that entire pursuit sequence their distances change too rapidly, from nearer to farther away (as seen from either ship towards the other), but that shot shows a particular discrepancy.
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