Trivia: When Keith Richards is looking up the rule in the pirate code book, the skull ring on his finger is not a prop; he has worn it since receiving it for his birthday in 1978 from a famous London goldsmith, who used a real skull when modelling the design.
Trivia: A deleted scene describes Jack's debt with Davy Jones and the hatred between Jack and Beckett in greater detail: Jack used to be the captain of the Wicked Wench, a ship owned by the East India Trading Company, and so it indirectly belonged to Beckett. When Jack had to carry a cargo of slaves, he set them free instead of deliver them as he was ordered by Beckett. Beckett branded Jack as a pirate and burned the Wicked Wench so that it sank. Jack managed to escape and struck a deal with Davy Jones to raise the Wicked Wench in perfect condition except for the permanently blackened hull. This prompted Jack to rename her the Black Pearl. In return, Jack would give Davy Jones 100 years of service after he had been captain of the Black Pearl for 13 years. This served as the main plot device of the second film.
Trivia: The 'Hoist the Colours High' song, sung at the start of the movie, tells the story of how the first Brethren court captured Calypso.
Trivia: In the battle at the end of the movie when all ships are told to "Raise their colours" and each ship raises its flag. A number of the flags raised are the historically documented flags of famous pirates - Calico Jack Rackham, Thomas Tew and many more.
Trivia: When Norrington dies, and stabs Davy Jones with his sword, Davy Jones takes his sword from him. Then, at the end of the movie, Davy Jones stabs Will in the heart with that same sword. This was the sword that Will made for Norrington in the first movie.
Trivia: After the ship goes over the falls (essentially the 'edge of the world') to Davy Jones's locker and the scene blacks out, a montage of sound clips is played. These clips are actual sound clips from the park ride itself. This is because the Pirates of the Caribbean ride begins with the boat-shaped cars making a trip over a small waterfall, similar to the boat going over the falls in the movie.