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Continuity mistake: Aboard the Pearl, in the close-up of Elizabeth hiding the dinner knife in the napkin, the base of the decorative embossed silver knife handle (area of bolster, where the blade meets the handle) is flat all the way around. However, oddly enough, when she stabs Barbossa moments later, in the close-up of the knife protruding from Barbossa's chest there are two wide ridges circling the base - obviously a different knife. (00:57:45)

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Revealing mistake: The long bamboo pole lies directly at "Chief" Jack's back whilst he is bound by the rope. However, when Jack escapes and runs, in a few shots there is a distinct outline of an apparatus at his back - under the vest, with which the pole lies higher up, away from the actor's back.

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Continuity mistake: At Tia Dalma's, the key cloth is placed on the table, and in following shots the things such as the cloth, bones and jewelry scattered on the table change position.

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Continuity mistake: After Mr. Mercer kills Governor Swann's Captain friend, he heads for the carriage to search for Elizabeth. The candle in the carriage lantern differs between shots - note the height and melted wax.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack, who is tied up, skewers the coconut in the wide shot the coconut is vertical. However, in the close-up of the coconut, before he spins around, the coconut is horizontal. (00:38:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth demands, "What are the charges?" the guard is just putting the shackle on her left wrist, with the right off as well. However, in the previous shot the left shackle is already on and the right is being put on.

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Continuity mistake: At Isla de Muerta, whilst floating offshore in the rowboat, when Jack moves forward to sit beside Norrington and discuss the plan, Mullroy sits behind Jack. In Murtogg and Mullroy's close-ups the silver medallion on Mullroy's white strap is centered properly at his chest. However, in other shots that silver medallion is near his waist.

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Continuity mistake: Aboard the Pearl (before Elizabeth's blood ritual), in the exterior shot Elizabeth peers out the window which slants away from her right side - making it the right window of the port side, as she faces it. However, in the next interior shot she actually sits in front of the port side's left window, which slants away from her left side.

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Continuity mistake: There are three sets of windows in the captain's stateroom - at port, starboard and stern - with three windows per set. Just before Pintel and Ragetti give Elizabeth the dress, there is an exterior shot of the Pearl, and all three stern windows are actually symmetrical vertically. However, in the interior shots, the first and third stern windows are vertically slanted at their outer sides.

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Continuity mistake: At Jack's hanging, when Elizabeth "faints" her hat's wide white ribbon hangs down both sides - joined at the back of her neck. When she lifts her head, to witness Jack's rescue in progress, the ribbon is now gone from the right side of her hat and hangs loose at her left shoulder. However, when she looks over at her father, the ribbon is intact once again.

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Continuity mistake: At Isla de Muerta, during their duel, Barbossa kicks Jack in the face and he falls to the ground. In the first shot, Jack's arm and back land directly beside the spot of moonlight behind him. In the next close-up, his back and arm are at least two feet from that spot of moonlight, though he has not moved. (Difference visible on VHS.)

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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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Continuity mistake: When the Flying Dutchman attacks the Pearl the cannon flies through the rear windows and slams into the captain's stateroom doors, leaving a debris laden door jamb. However, in the next shot when Pintel and Ragetti peer in, the door jamb is intact.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack beheads the pirate, the chest lands between certain plants, but when he kneels beside the chest to unlock it, the plants differ - despite the angle of the camera.

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Continuity mistake: Aboard the "spirit bride" ship, when Captain Bellamy complains about port tariffs, he places two small papers on the desk (atop the map) in the close-up, yet there is only one in the next shot, as he adds more papers.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack "intuitively" inquires about Elizabeth's feelings, the dangling beads in his hair are over his dreadlocks, near his shoulder. Next close-up they're tucked under his hair. This type of thing - with all the do-dads in Jack's hair - occurs numerous times throughout the film.

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Revealing mistake: When Will, Gibbs, and the other pirates climb up the cliff's 90ยบ rockface, their hair, jewelry, etc do not reflect the gravity which would naturally affect them, despite any wind.

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Continuity mistake: During Jack's escape, as he attempts to flee from the cannibals, when he enters the hut there are silver objects, such as tea pots, etc, on the table, which change position in following shots; and the cup and saucer disappear in the shot facing the table.

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Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth enters the carriage, after her father rescues her from prison, the bottom of her dress is quite filthy. However, when she runs out of Beckett's office, it is much cleaner.

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Continuity mistake: After Bootstrap gives Jack the black mark, when Gibbs shouts, "Back to your stations, the lot o'ya," the cloth round his neck changes position, depending on camera angle.

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