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Question: Who were all the pirate lords and what were their nationalities?

Chosen answer: They are as follows: Jack Sparrow (who would probably claim a different origin depending on which day of the week it was, but is likely of British stock, possibly with a mother of Caribbean origin), Hector Barbossa (whose accent suggests a British origin, although his surname suggests that he may be of Spanish or Italian stock), Ammand the Corsair (Turkish), Capitaine Chevalle (French), Mistress Ching (Chinese), Gentleman Jocard (African, precise nationality unknown), Sri Sumbhajee (Indian), Captain Sao Feng (Chinese), with his position being later taken by Elizabeth Swann, and Captain Eduardo Villanueva (Spanish).

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Question: Do the spiders grow big because of the food that they are fed, or because of the chemicals spilled in the water?

Chosen answer: Both! The owner of the spider farm was feeding the spiders bugs from the water that had the chemical spill in it. The bugs were contaminated with the chemical, thus contaminating the spiders. Note: The man who owned the spider farm had no idea about the contaminated water.

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Question: What happened to Warrick's wife Tina? I know they had an argument in one episode but I don't remember what happened after this. Can anyone let me know?

Chosen answer: We have not seen her since the episode where he accused her of cheating on him, when she was in fact setting up something for his birthday, or something like that.

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Question: Is the boy who's singing before he's hanged at the beginning of the movie the same actor who played Elizabeth's son?

Chosen answer: No. The hanged boy was played by Brendyn Bell, Elizabeth's son by Dominic Scott Kay.

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Question: Did anyone hear exactly what Gibbs said at the brethren court meeting? He explains why they didn't use the pieces of eight like they intended, but instead used pieces of junk.

Chosen answer: They didn't use pieces of eight because they were all broke and didn't have any pieces of eight to use. In the end, they simply used whatever they had available at the time.

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Question: Was the actor who played Cal Boreland really Richard Karn's brother in real life?

Chosen answer: According to imdb.com: Richard has only one sister. http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0439781/bio.

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Question: I'm curious, when Beckett and his men first board The Dutchman, he says to Jones, 'This is no longer your world. The immaterial has become immaterial,' what's his meaning? Also straight after, we see a load of his men aiming their guns at Davy Jones' heart. What's that all about?

Chosen answer: Beckett is saying that mythological beings like Jones, entities that he doesn't really consider to be part of the normal material world have become irrelevant, that they don't matter any more. Aiming the guns at the heart is purely a threat, telling Jones that if he doesn't do what they tell him to, they'll destroy the heart and him along with it.

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Question: At the end of the movie where Jack is looking at the map for the Fountain of Youth, I'm pretty sure I saw in faint red writing "To Jerry." And then there is some other writing. Possibly a signature? Jerry is the producer's first name. Did anyone else see this? It is on the left side of the map.

Chosen answer: I could see it, but it's simply too faint to read what it actually says, although it bears a slight resemblance to those words. It's not inconceivable that it says that, however, as movie makers sometimes include hidden messages and/or graphics into their films, such as George Lucas inserting icons of C3PO and R2D2 into "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark".

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Question: In the very last shot before the credits, the camera has pulled back to reveal a row of tanks containing dead Jackmans. Does this imply that not only did the Tesla machine replicate Angier, but also the tank? One assumes then that Angier has had the forethought to place a floor between where he materializes and the newly replicated tanks appear.

Chosen answer: As we see when Borden goes down under the stage to try to learn how the trick is performed, the tank is already in place before the machine is activated. Angier is using a large number of identical tanks, which is probably one of the deciding factors in only performing the trick a limited number of times.

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Question: In the first scene of NORAD where the technicians first notice the incoming missiles, some of the people start saying sentences with the word "confidence" in it. What does "confidence" mean (in relataion to the military)? Does it mean like how sure they are of something?

Chosen answer: The term "confidence" in this case is referring to a statistical element such as confidence interval and confidence level. The discussion of this element is beyond the scope of this answer. Suffice to say, the term "confidence is high" is a terse way of stating that the confidence level as a percentage is 95% or higher and the data sampled (in this case, computing a probability that the attack is real) is accurate.

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Question: Did anyone in the hospital ever find out it was one of J.D's interns that gave Ms. Wilk her fatal infection? I know it's unlikely but I had to ask anyway.

Chosen answer: No, no one ever finds out that Cabbage was the one responsible for Mrs. Wilke's infection. This information is known only to the audience.

Question: Did Angelina Jolie have to wear prosthetics for this role, or are those her natural breasts?

Chosen answer: She wore a padded bra. However in the sequel she didn't wear any padding, and that's why her breasts are smaller in movie #2.

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Question: Did Tia Dalma bring back Barbossa from the dead for the same reason as Captain Jack - because he was a pirate lord?

Chosen answer: While not explicitly spelled out in the film, it does seem quite likely that that was at least part of her motives.

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Answer: It was also because he was in possession of one of the Piece of Eight required (or rather, knew where it was) for Tia Dalma to be released from her human form. Plus, she needed someone she had leverage over, to help her get the other Pirate Lords together so that all the Pieces of Eight could be gathered (and stolen by Barbossa). She needed Jack back because he took his Piece of Eight along with him to the Locker.

Question: Did Tia Dalma bring back Barbossa from the dead for the same reason as Captain Jack - because he was a pirate lord?

Chosen answer: While not explicitly spelled out in the film, it does seem quite likely that that was at least part of her motives.

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Answer: It was also because he was in possession of one of the Piece of Eight required (or rather, knew where it was) for Tia Dalma to be released from her human form. Plus, she needed someone she had leverage over, to help her get the other Pirate Lords together so that all the Pieces of Eight could be gathered (and stolen by Barbossa). She needed Jack back because he took his Piece of Eight along with him to the Locker.

Question: Did Davey Jones corrupt his purpose? Is that why he turned out the way he did? His purpose was to ferry souls to the next world, was he not properly doing that?

Chosen answer: Pretty much, yes. He carried out his duties faithfully for the first ten years, then returned to shore, to find Calypso missing. After that, he refused to continue, leading to his current state.

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Question: How could Davy Jones walk on the beach when negotiating with Jack, Will, Elizabeth and Beckett? Was it part of his every 10 years deal?

Chosen answer: He is standing in a barrel of sea water, so technically not on the ground.

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Question: Why did the lady Calipso blow up into crabs?

Chosen answer: There's no definitive explanation, although Calypso seems to have a particular fondness for the crustaceans, as can be seen after she sends the crabs to retrieve the Black Pearl when they're in Davy Jones' Locker. She is seen affectionately holding one that has scurried back to her. When she's released from her human prison, her spirit disperses into crabs and returns to the sea.

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Question: I am a little puzzled by one of Mr. Finch's last investigations towards the end of the movie. As he meets with Dominic to ask him "the question" about the release of the viruses, the two of them also research files of the final three missing involved members, one of whom was Rokewood. Yet after they leave the meeting in the dark with "Rokewood" and are again in the office, Finch states to the man on the phone that Rokewood has indeed been dead twenty years. If Rokewood had been dead already, wouldn't Finch have known that he was being stood up by V (playing the part of "Rokewood") earlier as they met?

Chosen answer: Finch isn't telling the man on the phone that Rokewood is dead, he's simply repeating what the man on the other end of the phone is saying.

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Question: Approximately how long does Luke train with Yoda on Dagobah?

Chosen answer: It's never made clear. The only rough indication of time is that, when discussing which system to hide out in, Han comments that Bespin is a long way but that he thinks they can make it, which suggests a flight of considerable duration. Given that we're talking about two different star systems (Anoat and Bespin), even if those stars are unusually close together, without the hyperdrive operational, the flight must be reckoned of the order of some months. This would also tie in with Yoda apparently having taught Luke a considerable amount despite considering him too old and too set in his ways to learn properly.

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Question: Where was the opening filmed? It looks like somewhere with snow, but must be a desert?

Chosen answer: White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.

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