Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Other mistake: Pintel and Ragetti fire the chain link cannonball, and it hits the square rigged mast aboard Interceptor. There's a shot of two men falling from the top of the mast, just before Interceptor's mast crashes onto the Pearl. They are NOT part of Jack's crew, who are all accounted for aboard the Pearl later. The only one of Jack's crew to die is the Asian man, when he's stabbed by a pirate and falls overboard. Nor can they be Barbossa's crew, because they haven't boarded yet. Nice dramatic effect though!! (01:27:00)

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Other mistake: In the scene where Jack and Will have just taken the Interceptor and the Dauntless is coming about, the men on the row boat get caught in its path. A second after the men abandon ship, you see the boat get destroyed. If you look closely at the forward wake of the ship, the boat is too far away to be destroyed by the front of the ship. And since the boat intially goes down when it's struck, it can't be the keel of the ship, since that would send it up. (00:48:05)

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Other mistake: When Elizabeth invokes the rite of parley with Captain Barbossa and first boards the Black Pearl, you can see the red flashing along with the booms of the cannons. As Elizabeth bargains with the captain, the flashes continue. After Captain Barbossa orders the guns stilled, the sound stops, but the flashes continue through the end of the scene even though they are no longer firing the cannons.

Other mistake: When Elizabeth is watching the attack on Port Royal from her balcony, the Black Pearl is at least two miles away. And yet one shot is able to hit the house.

Other mistake: When Captain Jack Sparrow is swimming up to the surface after ripping the dress off Elizabeth, he is swimming with both of his arms because he has Elizabeth draped over his shoulder. There is a considerable distance between Jack and Elizabeth. Also, when both of them are close to the surface, not only are both of Jack's arms out swimming, it can be seen that Elizabeth's double also paddles with one arm to assist in swimming to the surface. (Slow motion makes this easier to spot, but isn't vital.)

Other mistake: When Elizabeth stabs Barbossa, he pulls the knife out and there is blood on it. Why is there no blood on the sword later when he pulls it out of his stomach during his duel with Jack?

Other mistake: Ragetti's wooden eye always moves in sync with his real one. At that time, a prosthetic eye (wooden or otherwise) would remain stationary or move around independently from the real one. Even if this is a magical benefit of his 'cursed' state, it still moves in sync when he's transformed back into mortal form. (00:30:45)

Other mistake: When we see Jacoby lying face down with the axe in his back, we can see how far the axe sticks out. It's not deep enough in his back to stick out with that weight of wood and metal. That axe would never stand upright, it would fall to the side.

Other mistake: Translate problem - only in Hungarian version. In the scene, when Jack and Will are fighting, the blacksmith hit Jack from behind. Captain Norrington arrives, and say: Sz├ęp munka, Mr. Swan. (Good work, Mr. Swan.) The blacksmith's name is Brown.

Other mistake: When the Interceptor reaches the "boat graveyard" just off the dreaded island, it hits a pole or other assembly from another boat underneath them. It then "falls", literally plummets, downward and hits the ground with a thud. But wood doesn't "fall" downward through water, in fact, most wood swims. Even with other metal or other objects attached to it, this whole piece/assembly would have to be solid lead to "plummet" at that speed through water. No matter what the material is, it cannot go down that fast through water.

Other mistake: When Jack looks at the Pearl from his prison window, he is at least 10 boat heights above the ship. As we see throughout the movie when we look at the cannons of the Pearl and how they stand on the floor and shoot through the openings of the ship, there is no way that they could be rotated upwards to shoot as high as would be necessary to hit the prison cell.

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