Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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Jack Sparrow: Who makes all these?
Will Turner: I do. And I practice with them... Three hours a day.
Jack Sparrow: You need to get yourself a girl, mate. Or perhaps the reason you practice three hours a day is that you've already found one and are otherwise incapable of wooing said strumpet. You're not a eunuch, are you?

Barbossa: You best start believing in ghost stories, Miss Turner. You're in one!

Elizabeth Swann: That's it, then? That's the secret grand adventure of the infamous Jack Sparrow - you spent three days lying on a beach drinking rum?
Jack Sparrow: Welcome to the Caribbean, love.

Jack Sparrow: Me I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly it's the honest ones you have to watch out for, you never can predict if they're going to do something incredibly stupid.

Jack Sparrow: One question about your business, boy, or there's no use going: This girl... How far are you willing to go to save her?
Will Turner: I'd die for her.
Jack Sparrow: Oh good. No worries then.

Elizabeth Swann: But you were marooned on this island before, weren't you? So we can escape in the same way you did then.
Jack Sparrow: To what point and purpose, young missy? The Black Pearl is gone. Unless you have a rudder and a lot of sails [eying Elizabeth's chest.] hidden in that bodice. Unlikely! Young Mr. Turner will be dead long before you can reach him.

Jack Sparrow: Now you can either accept that your father was a pirate and a good man, or you can't, but pirate is in your blood, boy, so you'll have to square with that some day. And me, for example, I can let you drown, but I can't bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesie, savvy?

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Jack Sparrow: Alright then. I confess. It is my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder and otherwise pilfer my weasley black guts out.
Mullroy: I said no lies!
Murtogg: I think he's telling the truth...
Mullroy: If he were telling the truth, he wouldn't have told us.
Jack Sparrow: Unless, of course, he knew you wouldn't believe the truth, even if he told it to you.

[Barbossa is about to kill Will, but Jack shows up.]
Barbossa: It's not possible!
Jack Sparrow: Not probable.
Will Turner: Where's Elizabeth?
Jack Sparrow: She's safe, just like I promised. She's all set to marry Norrington, just like she promised. And you get to die for her, just like you promised. So we're all men of our word, really. Except for Elizabeth, who is in fact, a woman.

Barbossa: So you're going to leave me standing on some beach with naught but a name and your word it's the one I need while I watch you sail away on my ship?
Jack Sparrow: No. I plan on leaving you on some beach with no name at all while you watch me sail away on MY ship and then I'll shout the name back to you. Savvy?
Barbossa: That still leaves us the problem of me standing on some beach with naught but a name and your word it's the one I need.
Jack Sparrow: Since I'm the only one here who hasn't committed mutiny, my word's the one we'll be trusting. Actually, I should be thanking you because if you hadn't marooned me and left me to die, I'd have a share in the curse same as you. Funny little world now, isn't it?

Norrington: You are without a doubt the worst pirate I have ever heard of.
Jack: But you HAVE heard of me.

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Jack Sparrow: No! Not good! Stop! Not Good! What are you doing? You've burned the food, the shade. The rum.
Elizabeth Swann: Yes, the rum is gone.
Jack Sparrow: Why is the rum gone?
Elizabeth Swann: One, because it's a vile drink that turns even the most respectable men into complete scoundrels. Two, that signal is over 1,000 feet high. The entire Royal Navy is out looking for me. Do you really think there is even the slightest chance they won't see it?
Jack Sparrow: But why is the rum gone?

Mr. Gibbs: It's bad luck to wake a man when he's sleeping.
Jack Sparrow: Ah, fortunately, I know how to counter it: the man who did the waking buys the man who was sleeping a drink; the man who was sleeping drinks it while listening to a proposition from the man who did the waking.
Mr. Gibbs: Aye...that'll about do it. [He gets up and Will dumps another bucket of water over his head.] Blast! I'm already awake!
Will: That was for the smell.

Jack Sparrow: I'll tell ya mate, if every town in the world were like this one, no man would ever feel unwanted. [Sees woman.] Scarlett!
[Scarlett slaps Jack's face and walks away.]
Jack Sparrow: Not sure I deserved that. [Another woman walks over.] Giselle!
Giselle: Who was she?
Jack Sparrow: What?
[Giselle slaps Jack's face and walks away.]
Jack Sparrow: I may have deserved that.
[Later in the film, Jack removes someone's hat to reveal a woman underneath.]
Jack Sparrow: Anamaria!
[Anamaria slaps Jack's face.]
Will Turner: I suppose you didn't deserve that one either.
Jack Sparrow: No. That one I deserved.

Jack Sparrow: Wherever we want to go, we go. That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails; that's what a ship needs. But what a ship is, what the Black Pearl really is, is freedom.

Jack Sparrow: That's interesting. That's very interesting.

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. (00:19:50)

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Question: Why did Jack cut himself before throwing the coin to Will? I thought the curse only needed Will's blood?

Answer: The curse needs the blood of everybody who took a coin from the chest. All the other pirates have already contributed so, as the movie opens, the only blood needed is Will's, substituting for his father. During the finale of the movie, Jack takes a coin from the chest, adding himself to the curse, so his blood is now required as well as Will's.

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But I didn't see any blood on the coins, and none of the pirates cut themselves, even before Will became part of the mix.

Yes, the other pirates did cut themselves before Will came into it, off-screen. The lack of blood on the coins can simply be explained as most of it dripping to the bottom of the chest, it being washed away by storms blown into the cave, or by the fact that they didn't drop that much blood on it in the first place.

When they had Elizabeth they believed she was Bill Turner's daughter, but they all thought the curse had failed, none of them had cut themselves so it makes zero sense.

They had been collecting back the coins for years. During that time they repaid their own blood. All they needed was the last coin and the blood of Bill Turner to break the spell.

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