Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 16 mins

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Embedded with quirky comedy and fierce action, this fantasy thriller follows the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp), a suave pirate. In this, the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.
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Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz

Crew: Rob Marshall (Director), Dariusz Wolski (Director of Photography), Hans Zimmer (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Dates: 20 May 2011 (India)

English Name: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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Did you know? The real-life pirate Blackbeard did indeed have a ship called the Queen Anne's Revenge, which was a vessel that he'd captured from the French Navy, and renamed. Read More
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as Jack Sparrow
as Angelica
as Justice Smith
as Mermaid
as Lord John Carteret
as Mermaid
as Cook
as Bailiff
as Gillette
as Guard
as Yeoman
as Mermaid
as Gunner
as Master-At-Arms
as English Girl
as Tamara - First Mermaid
as Barbossa
as Spanish Officer
as Blackbeard
as Quartermaster
as Jailor
as Groves
as Spanish Sea Captain
as Society Lady
as Captain Teague
as Gibbs
as Courtroom Wench
as Captain of the Guard
as Spanish Castaway
as The Spaniard
as English Father
as Salaman
as Foreman
as King George
as Derrick
as Cabin Boy
as Prime Minister Henry Pelham
as Philip
as Mermaid
as King Ferdinand
as Scrum
as Purser
as Courtroom Heckler
as Mermaid
as Spanish Fisherman
as Spanish Soldier
as Garheng


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Film Type:
Spoken Languages:
Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Spanish
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Crew/Equipment Visible
Tire tracks from camera equipment are clearly visible during chase scenes in London.

Factual Mistake
Barbossa's ship, the HMS Providence, flies a version of the Union Flag (aka the Union Jack) that was not adopted until 1801. The flag used by the Kingdom of Great Britain during the reign of George II comprised the cross of St. Andrews surmounted by the cross of St. George; the cross of St. Patrick was not added until the flag was updated in 1801.

Factual Mistake
Jack and Angelica jump into the Thames to escape King George's soldiers, and are shown swimming in clear water. The River Thames of the 1740s was a slurry of waste and a fall into the water could - and often did - kill.

Factual Mistake
Blackbeard (Edward Teach) and George II were not contemporaries. Teach was captured and killed in 1718, while George II was not crowned king until 1727.

Factual Mistake
Blackbeard's Jolly Roger featured a devil-horned skeleton holding a cup and spearing a heart, not a flaming skull.

Factual Mistake
Theodore Groves is referred to in both dialogue and the credits as "Lieutenant Commander". However, this rank wasn't created in the British Navy until 1877, and 'On Stranger Tides' is apparently set in the 1740s. Groves can only be a Lieutenant or a Commander, with the latter being more likely in serving as second-in-command to an Privateer Admiral (Barbossa).

When Phillip takes off his shirt to give it to Syrena, a smallpox vaccination is visible on his upper right arm. Although smallpox vaccinations were not available in the 1700s, various forms of inoculation were used as early as 1720.

Revealing Mistakes
In the courtroom scene, the judge uses a gavel (the small hammer). These are not, and have never been, used in British courts.

Revealing Mistakes
When Jack's hands are tied and he tries to sip from the hollow peg leg, he can't raise it very high and there is a sound like slurping. But Barbossa has already raised it much higher and taken a long drink. There should be nothing in the top inch to slurp.

Revealing Mistakes
King George II was German. He learned English when the family became heirs to the British throne. Most probably he spoke with a German accent, but not necessarily because education in different European languages by teachers from the respective countries was common for noble house in those days.

Revealing Mistakes
When Blackbeard holds a pistol on Jack Sparrow at the top of the cliff, its frizzen (the metal the flint strikes against) is open and could never fire; in the next shot, the frizzen is closed.

Revealing Mistakes
When Blackbeard threatens Jack with a pistol, he is heard cocking it, but when he holds it up to the camera we can see that it is only on half-cock. A pistol cannot be fired in the half-cock position, nor can it be loaded in the fired position, implying that either it is not loaded, or a technical error has been made by the film makers.

Revealing Mistakes
When Gibbs is being threatened by Barbossa, there is a "dead" man behind him. At one point, you can see the man blink.

Mechanical tuners were not used for mandolins until early in the 19th century. Peg tuners were the standard.

During the chase scene, when Jack Sparrow is fleeing from the Palace of King George, one of the pursuing troops uses a pea whistle to raise the alarm. The pea whistle was not invented until 1883, by Joseph Hudson.

Character Error
When Barbossa notices the Spaniards' ship, the Spaniards are very close to them, as there is a man in the crow's nest. He should have been notified of the Spaniards much earlier.

When Jack wakes up on the Queen Anne's Revenge, the beads and bone that he wears in his hair are reversed. In the very next shot, they both return to their correct position.

When Jack is running up to the lighthouse a mermaid is seen taking his sword he is later seen using his sword without getting it back from the mermaid.

When Gibbs appears in the courtroom, he is dirty in appearance. When Gibbs and Jack are in the back of the jail carriage, Gibbs is all cleaned up. Then later, you see him dirty again.

In the final scene between Jack Sparrow and Angelica, her hair moves around between shots. When the camera is over her left shoulder, on Jack, the left side of her neck / shoulder is visible, as well as the earring in her left ear, but from all other camera angles, her neck and the left earring are complete hidden from view by her hair.

At the end of the movie Barbossa becomes captain of the Queen Anne's Revenge. We see him ripping up a letter twice, thus the letter would be in four pieces. We see a shot of the pieces flying away in the wind, however there are many more than four.

When Phillip begins to carry Syrena, the leaves an dirt on her legs changes dramatically between shots.
A Jack Sparrow impersonator walked onto the set during filming in London. The guards did not think to ask for any ID, as he looked so much like the character.

Johnny Depp spent a total of 64,200 dollars from his own pocket to buy new water proof jackets for five hundred crew members on the set, to protect them from the cold weather.

The real-life pirate Blackbeard did indeed have a ship called the Queen Anne's Revenge, which was a vessel that he'd captured from the French Navy, and renamed.

Penélope Cruz was pregnant throughout filming. It wasn't noticeable however, until September 2010. As Penélope's baby bump grew, it caused difficulties in wardrobe, so the producers enlisted the help of Cruz's younger sister, Mónica Cruz. According to reports, Penélope filmed the close-up shots, while Mónica doubled for her in the long-distance scenes.
Filming Start Date:
17 Feb 2015
Filming End Date:
19 Apr 2017