Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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Visible crew/equipment: Just as Jack says, "On deck, you scabrous dogs," to the very left edge of the screen over Jack's shoulder is a grip crew member with a tan cowboy hat, white short sleeve tee shirt and sunglasses, just standing there looking out to sea.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the Interceptor is totally blasted by the explosion of the gun powder deck and after Pintel says, "Any of you so much as thinks the word 'parley,' I'll have your guts for garters," just when Elizabeth goes under the rope, one can see a man with headphones on his head and a megaphone in his hand in the lower left corner of the screen - it looks like Gore Verbinski, the director.

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Visible crew/equipment: At the blacksmith shop, Jack and Will start to duel and Jack asks, "But how's your footwork?" In the next close-up shot of their feet, the imprint of a modern, flat bottom trainer/sneaker sole can be seen on the dirt floor at the bottom right of the screen. It is not the imprint of a heel and sole of the time period. As a point of interest, on the video version of this film there are multiple imprints visible.

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Super Grover
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Visible crew/equipment: When the dock master tells Jack, "Hold up there you. It's a shilling...," seen in the background on the left of the screen is a thatched roof enclosure. An orange aluminum ladder is sitting under the thatch. Many of the crew's orange aluminum ladders of various heights can be seen on DVD 2.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jack and Barbossa duel in the cave, Barbossa hits Jack in the face. Barbossa yells, "Aaaah," and Jack takes off running with his arms waving wildly in the air. In this shot, as Jack waves his arms, at the bottom right corner of the screen, the wood scaffolding that was built for the cave set can be seen near the rocks in the water. The cave set scaffolding can be seen being built on Disc 2 of the DVD.

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Visible crew/equipment: Jack is in one of the boats with Norrington and his men, at Isla de Muerta. Norrington looks through the telescope, saying that he doesn't care for the situation and in the wide shot, when Jack says, "Not if you're the one doing the ambushing," in the water, to the right of the boat, a crew member's green flipper can be seen coming up out of the water. The divers kept the boats steady while filming.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Will tells Jack that he can get him out of prison, he lifts a wooden bench to use for leverage and says, "And the proper application of strength..." In the next close-up of the bench as it's positioned at the cell bars, a crewmember's fingers are gripping one of the bars at the bottom right corner of the screen. (This is ONLY visible on VHS.)

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Visible crew/equipment: Just after Will cuts the lines from the Interceptor to the Dauntless, the Interceptor is shown leaving. The next shot is of the back wood plank between the ships falling away. On the deck of the Interceptor, behind the railing, on the right of the screen, is a crew member ducking down, so as not to be seen by the camera.

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Visible crew/equipment: Before being marooned on the 'spit of land,' Elizabeth stands on the Pearl's gangplank. In her close-ups, with the island in the distance, the long 'metal pipe' guardrails are visible behind her in three shots where she is still wearing the dress. The pipes are also visible behind Johnny Depp (Jack) in three shots, including when Barbossa says, "That be the same little island we made you governor of..." In all other shots of the gangplank there are NO guardrails surrounding the actual gangplank while it's extended over the water. (This is ONLY visible on VHS, but can also be seen on DVD 2 and DVD 3 - 'The Lost Disc'.)

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Visible crew/equipment: As Norrington says in the wide shot, "Jack Sparrow, isn't it?" to which Jack replies, "Captain Jack Sparrow, if you please sir," there is a black-haired crew member wearing a white shirt who is crouched down behind Jack. Really! He's also visible when Mullroy says, "These are his sir." (Visible ONLY on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: Will grabs the red hot sword and during the 'white light', Will's sleeve becomes translucent so the cable attached to the hilt is seen inside Will's right sleeve. When Will thrusts his sword at Jack's legs, the cable's seen again and the bulge under the vest is from the battery pack. In the close-up, their arms in the air, Will's left hand is about to grab Jack's wrist and the cable is seen openly at Will's wrist, going from the hilt into his right sleeve. The cable's hidden in Orlando Bloom's shirt and is powered by the battery pack (mentioned in another mistake), to supply the power for the spark effect of the sword. (On disc 2, Marc and Tony, rehearse this particular sword sequence and the two cables leading from the hilt are seen dragging on the floor as they duel. On the video, the cables are visible on Johnny and Orlando.)

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Visible crew/equipment: On the dock, when Jack grabs the rope, flies up and escapes, the cannon comes crashing down onto the dock. When the wood planks break (pre-cut wood), two Marines fall into the hole. Seen hanging under two of the remaining fixed wood planks are strips of tape that was used to help secure the pre-cut wood together with the fixed wood. Another view of this is also seen on DVD 2.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jack and Will duel, Jack says, "You need to find yourself a girl, mate," and he takes a mallet from above, Will ducks. In the next back shot of Will as he ducks, the back, left flap of his vest goes up. There is a battery power pack secured with black tape to the left side at the back of Orlando Bloom's pants' waistband. There are several shots during this scene when a small bulge under the back of his vest can be seen.

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Visible crew/equipment: During the cannon attack on the harbour near the beginning of the film, a spring board, used to propel one of the stuntmen dressed as a sailor into the air, is visible during an explosion near the dock.

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Visible crew/equipment: At the blacksmith shop, after Will grabs the sword out of the fireplace just as he and Jack begin to duel around the post, in the wide shot, black straps with attached wire cables are clearly visible around both Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom's right ankles. (This is only visible on the video version).

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Visible crew/equipment: As Will and Jack duel up top in Brown's shop, in two close-up shots a large plank is visible at their feet with two long black marks along each side detailing where the beams are supposed to be, so that Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp know where to land as they supposedly leap from beam to beam and feign keeping their balance. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: As Norrington and his men board the Dauntless he says, "Search every cabin, every hull down to the bilges." In the next shot a crew member with a white baseball cap and green shirt is actually visible hiding under the gangplank. (This enjoyable shot is ONLY visible on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: During Jack's escape, he swings about on the rope. As he does, in the shot immediately following Jack's first close-up, the film crew's blue flat-topped boat, as well as their speed boat with its trailing wake, are both visible at the bottom left of the screen. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: After Will admits to Elizabeth that he loves her, she looks over and sees Cotton's parrot sitting on the flag post. Mullroy is also watching as a black-haired crew member, wearing a short-sleeve, white tee-shirt, can be seen holding the post and shaking it with his bare arm to get the parrot to fly off.

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Visible crew/equipment: At her home, in the shot facing Elizabeth just as she tries to whack Ragetti with the bed warmer he grabs hold of it and camera equipment is visible at the lower left corner of the screen. Two shots later facing Elizabeth in the same angle, as she and Ragetti hold the bed warmer the equipment is still there. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: On Isla de Muerta, Barbossa yanks the chain off Elizabeth's neck, grabs her hand and in the next shot as he places the gold medallion in the palm of her hand, the crew's metallic reflector screen is clearly visible on top of the Aztec gold chest, it even moves a bit. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: At the Swann home, after the shot of Will nodding to the passing butler, when Governor Swann walks down the stairs as he says "Ah, Mr. Turner," a mat is visible on the foyer floor between the chair and table. The mat is also visible when Will flips the sword. However, when Governor Swann, Elizabeth and Will leave the house, the mat is gone. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.).

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Visible crew/equipment: When Barbossa's crew are invading Port Royal, two pirates run past Will carrying loot. One whacks Will on the head with a silver candlestick. As Will falls backwards, the crash mat is clearly visible on the ground behind him. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: During the attack on Port Royal, after Will tosses the axe, in the shot facing Jacoby's back as the axe hits him, the blue crash mat is visible in front of him, at the bottom left corner of the screen. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the Black Pearl fires on Port Royal, during the cannon fire in the town, one of the stuntmen shouts as he is being propelled into the air by a spring board and then lands on a vegetable cart. The spring board is perfectly visible behind a wheelbarrow and sack. This occurs just before the first shot of the chimney exploding. (This is another stuntman and spring board than the other mistake.)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the extreme close up of young Elizabeth's face, when she first sees the Black Pearl, the only things in front of her are 1) sky; 2) sea; 3) Black Pearl. Yet, in her eyes are reflected two big, round objects - filming spots or reflectors.

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Visible crew/equipment: Elizabeth comes up from below deck and asks, "What's happening?" and Anamaria answers, "The Black Pearl, she's gaining on us." Anamaria is alone at the wheel at the stern of the boat. Elizabeth then steps up and leans over to get a better look at the Pearl. In the next shot, the side of Interceptor can be seen, and in the distance is the Pearl. In this shot, on deck behind the rigging we see a crew member's leg and some other hand movement, it is not Anamaria's nor Gibbs' leg.

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Super Grover
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Visible crew/equipment: When Will and the hangman go at it, there is a close-up of Jack. In that shot, when Jack turns to his left it's very apparent that under his shirt at his shoulders and back, there's an apparatus holding the actor up, in order to help him swing back and forth, and so the false noose wouldn't harm him in any way.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Jack rescues Elizabeth, Norrington shows up on the dock and points his sword directly at Jack. In the first shot facing Norrington, (as the sword points toward the camera, which is Jack's POV), the clear reflections of crew members are visible on the large underside of the crossguard, at the hilt of Norrington's sword, when in fact the only one who should be in the reflection is Jack, or possibly even Murtogg or Mullroy.

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Visible crew/equipment: During many close-ups of Jack, Will and other characters, either two side by side reflectors or a single large reflector screen are clearly reflected in their eyes.

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Visible crew/equipment: After the pirate pries the gold bowl off his head Elizabeth whacks him, then she and Will stave off the other two pirates' swords as together they hold the gold bar overhead. At the start of the next shot as Barbossa and Jack duel, part of the wood plank that Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Depp stand on is visible at the bottom right of the screen. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: As young Elizabeth holds the medallion in her hand in the close-up, the Pearl comes into focus in the distance. In this shot, behind her hand and chain, but in front of the rail and rigging, the top of the white reflector screen is visible as it comes up at the bottom of the screen. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: After stealing Interceptor, on deck Will sharpens his sword as he says, "When I was a lad...my mother raised me...I came out here looking for my father," and Jack responds, "Is that so?" In the next close-up of Will part of the camera equipment is visible at the bottom of the screen. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: After Will tells Elizabeth he loves her, she sees Mr Cotton's bird, then says, "I can't breathe." In the next shot, when the camera faces Jack on the gallows, the soldier on the right of the screen steps away from the wall. Very small in the corner, at the far end of the courtyard, you can see a crew member wearing a light blue shirt and cap. Use zoom.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Will rescues Jack from the gallows they end up on the parapet surrounded by soldiers. As Will and Jack spin around facing the soldiers closing in on them, part of the camera equipment, which moves, is visible at the bottom right of the screen. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: Aboard the Interceptor, as Jack asks, "Can you sail under the command of a pirate...?" at the upper right corner of the screen, the corner of the crew's white reflector screen is perfectly visible in front of the boom.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Barbossa is shot by Jack, Barbossa pulls apart his jacket to reveal the wound. In this close-up, behind Barbossa to his left, the blue cloth/mat is visible at the bottom of the screen lying on the treasure pile. It was obviously not there in the previous shots. (Though this is visible on the DVD, a better view is on the video.)

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Visible crew/equipment: After Will puts the explosive inside skeletal Jacoby he exclaims, "No fair!" before he and the two other pirates blow up. In the very next shot of Barbossa, as he duels with Jack, the edge of the large wood plank that Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Depp stand on near the pile of treasure is plainly visible at the bottom of the screen. It can also be seen on DVD 2. (This is ONLY visible on the video version.)

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Visible crew/equipment: Aboard Dauntless, when Will says, "Here they come," behind him the deck can be seen. Then when the grapnels are being swung over Dauntless' rail by the Marines, very taught lines inches above the deck are seen going through the balusters of the rail leading to Interceptor. The taught lines were not placed by the Marines, only the grapnels, nor were they placed by Will and Jack. As Norrington says, "Set top sails and clear..." those lines going through the balusters aren't in this shot. These lines are the 'real' lines used by the crew's marine-unit for set up of the separation of the two ships.

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Super Grover

Visible crew/equipment: Will rescues Elizabeth from Isla de Muerta and brings her back to Interceptor. Will says, "He fell behind," then Gibbs says, "Keep to the code." In between those two lines there is a shot of some of Jack's crew, and beyond the white haired man's right shoulder, a bald crew member is partially seen. He is not one of Jack's crew, as every one of them, bald or not, is accounted for on deck from the time Elizabeth comes aboard.

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Super Grover

Visible crew/equipment: After Elizabeth hides the dinner knife in the napkin, two shots later, as Barbossa hands the medallion to the monkey, there are two rods visible below the swing - one at each end - to keep the swing steady. (Visible on VHS.)

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Visible crew/equipment: During the battle between the Interceptor and the Black Pearl, as Jack takes Elizabeth aside and asks her where the medallion is, on the top right corner is a film crew member's hand with a watch on it.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Elizabeth is first taken aboard the Pearl you can see the yellow coloured contact lenses that Captain Barbosa is wearing.

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