|For other uses, see Walk the Plank (disambiguation)|
When the British Royal Navy forces led by Admiral Lawrence Norrington captured the infamous pirate Captain Edward Teague, the pirate and his young son Jack Sparrow were sentenced to death by walking the plank. The execution was sabotaged by a British crew member Joshamee Gibbs who tied the pirate's hands only loosely, allowing him to free himself and attack the admiral.
At the beginning of the quest for the Treasure of Cortés, the crew of the Black Pearl raised a mutiny against Jack Sparrow, electing Hector Barbossa as their new captain and forcing Jack to walk the plank, leaving him stranded on Rumrunner's Isle. A decade later, Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann were forced to walk the plank by Barbossa off the coast of the same island. During the War of Jolly Roger the infamous undead captain Jolly Roger was known to make the imprisoned pirates walk the plank.
At the beginning of the search for the Dead Man's Chest, when the crew of the Black Pearl complained to Jack about the lack of honest pirating, Jack asked them if they thought he wasn't serving their best interests as captain. Cotton's Parrot responded by squawking "Walk the plank" to which Jack reacted by pulling out his pistol and threatening to shoot the bird.
Behind the scenes
- While filming a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl where Elizabeth Swann had to walk the plank, young Keira Knightley stood on a plank for two days, later admitting to be "absolutely petrified" by the experience. At the end when the time came for her to jump off the plank, director Gore Verbinski offered to use her stunt double (Sonja Jo McDancer), Keira insisted on doing it herself saying, "I've been standing up here for two days, do you really think that I'm not going to jump of this thing?"
- In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest when Jack Sparrow asks his crew if they think that he's not serving in their best interests as captain Cotton's parrot squawks "Walk the plank". In the film's novelization the bird squawks "ABANDON SHIP!"
- Jack Sparrow: Silver (Mentioned only)
- Jack Sparrow: Sins of the Father
- Legends of the Brethren Court: Day of the Shadow (Mentioned only)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (video game)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First appearance)
- Pirates of the Caribbean Online
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Mentioned only)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War (Mentioned in flashback(s))
- The Brightest Star in the North: The Adventures of Carina Smyth (Mentioned only)