Captain Jack Sparrow.
A man who knows his turtles.
Okay, this might be the only movie sea-turtle story. So it certainly
There's a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) where Will
Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) go into
town to recruit a new pirate crew for their venture. Turner is sitting
around the table drinking grog with Mr. Gibbs, who has signed on with
the new crew.
Aye, her's some grog fer 'ya!
Now if you're sitting around the table drinking grog you just gotta tell
a few good yarns — as I well know — and so Mr. Gibbs tells Turner the
story of how Captain Jack was left on a deserted island to starve. Ever
resourceful, Captain Jack wades out into the shallows, where he waits a
few days and lets "all the creatures of the sea" get used to him.
Mr. Gibbs: Then, on the fourth day, he roped himself a couple of sea
turtles, lashed 'em together and made a raft.
Will Turner: He roped a couple of sea turtles?
Mr. Gibbs: Aye. Sea turtles.
Will Turner: What did he use for rope?
Jack Sparrow: [from beside them] Human hair. [pause] From my back.
Pirates has quite a bit of bullshit like that in it. Which is what makes
it a fun movie.
I haven't seen the second one yet, POC: Dead Man's Chest.
"First, your return to shore was not part of our
negotiations nor our agreement, so I must do nothin'.
And secondly, you must be a pirate for the Pirate's Code
to apply, and you're not. And thirdly, the Code is more
what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules."