Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie (2011) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

May 20, 2011
2hr 16min
Status: released

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Details:

Based onCharacters by Ted Elliott Terry Rossio Stuart Beattie Jay Wolpert
Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers
Country United States
Language English
Release dateMay 7, 2011 (Disneyland Resort)
May 20, 2011 (United States)
Running time2hr 16min
Age ratingPG-13
StarringJohnny Depp
Penélope Cruz
Ian McShane
Kevin R. McNally
Geoffrey Rush
Directed by Rob Marshall
Written byTed Elliott
Terry Rossio
Produced byJerry Bruckheimer
Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski
Edited by David Brenner
Wyatt Smith
Music byHans Zimmer
Eric Whitacre
Production CompanyWalt Disney Pictures
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributor Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow: Legendary pirate, former captain of the Black Pearl.
  • Penélope Cruz as Angelica: Jack’s former love interest, first mate, and daughter of Blackbeard. As the production date for On Stranger Tides neared, Penélope Cruz found out she was pregnant with her first child, a son with Javier Bardem. Director Rob Marshall and producer Jerry Bruckheimer worried Cruz might back out, despite Bruckheimer saying it didn’t affect production, but Cruz remained committed to the film. To accommodate her condition, the schedule was adjusted to shoot more of Cruz’s scenes before she started to show. The costume designer created an elastic corset to allow the actress to move more freely, and Cruz’s outfits were constantly being altered. “I just had a new fitting every three weeks,” Cruz said. “We kept having fittings, but they were very, very kind to do it.” Cruz did all her close-up action scenes, though her pregnancy forced the filmmakers to use a stunt double on more wide shots. In September 2010, after it became noticeable on set in Puerto Rico, representatives of Cruz and Bardem confirmed she was four-and-a-half months pregnant. After that, Penélope only filmed Angelica’s close-ups while her sister Mónica did all of Angelica’s long-distance shots.
  • Ian McShane as Blackbeard: Legendary pirate, Queen Anne’s Revenge captain, and Angelica’s father. McShane was previously considered to play Davy Jones (later portrayed by Bill Nighy) in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
  • Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa: Legendary pirate-turned-privateer, now captain of the HMS Providence, former captain of the Black Pearl, and Jack’s rival.
  • Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs: Jack’s loyal friend, and former first mate of the Black Pearl.
  • Sam Claflin as Philip Swift: A missionary, kept prisoner aboard Blackbeard’s ship, and Syrena’s love interest.
  • Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey as Syrena: A mermaid captured by Blackbeard’s crew, and Philip’s love interest.
  • Stephen Graham as Scrum: A self-serving crew member of the Queen Anne’s Revenge.
  • Richard Griffiths as King George II
  • Greg Ellis as Lt. Cmdr. Theodore Groves: Barbossa’s second-in-command aboard the Providence. Ellis reprises his role as an officer under the command of Commodore James Norrington in The Curse of the Black Pearl and Lord Cutler Beckett in At World’s End.
  • Óscar Jaenada as The Spaniard: King Ferdinand’s most trusted agent.


Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past, Angelica (Penélope 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 (Ian 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.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$410.6 million (gross)
$378.5 million (net)
Worldwide Collection$1.046 billion

About Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie:

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is suggested by the 1987 novel On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers as a standalone sequel to At World’s End (2007) and the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the first film in the series not to be directed by Gore Verbinski.

During the back-to-back production of Dead Man’s Chest (2006) and At World’s End, writers Elliott and Rossio first learned of Powers’ novel and considered it a good starting point for a new film in the series.

Pre-production started after the end of the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, with Depp collaborating with the writers on the story design.

Principal photography lasted for 106 days between June and November 2010, with locations in Hawaii, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico and California.

Filming employed 3D cameras similar to those used in the production of the 2009 film Avatar, and ten companies were involved with the film’s visual effects.

Following inflated production costs which ballooned the net budget to $379 million, the film was the most expensive film ever made at the time of its release.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released in the United States on May 20, 2011. The film broke many box office records and was the third highest-grossing film of 2011. A fifth film, titled Dead Men Tell No Tales, was released in May 2017, and a sixth film is in development.