Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack sprays Will with the soot from the sack and kicks away Will's sword, he drops down the sack of soot onto his hat sitting on the fireplace. In the next shot, from behind Will's back, the sack of soot is not on Jack's hat, but way behind it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack dives in to save Elizabeth, his hands are relatively clean. Yet, back on the dock as Jack rips off her corset, his hands look as if he dipped them in oil and mud.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth puts the silver candelabra upside down on the door handles, the left handle is hanging down. In the next shot, that door handle is sticking straight out. No one touched it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Revealing mistake: When Jack and Elizabeth are marooned on the island, Jack wants to know why the rum is gone. Elizabeth sits down in front of Jack, and as he stands behind her, he puts his fists up to his chin in frustration. His right forearm does not have the sun and sparrow tattoo showing, although part of it should be. The entire tattoo would not be hidden under his sleeve, makeup simply did not apply it for this shot.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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Revealing mistake: When Jack rescues an unconscious Elizabeth, as he reaches to lift her, his wet white shirt is translucent. From just above the elbow we can see the pink of his skin showing through the sleeves, but above that it's very apparent that he is wearing another garment under the white shirt. Yet when he's on the dock, there is no other garment under his shirt, which is still translucent enough to see the two tattoos on each of his shoulders.

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