WILL: No. I can not just step aside and let you escape.
Jack cocks the pistol. Will stares back. The stand-off lasts a long moment.
JACK: You’re lucky, boy — this shot’s not meant for you.
Jack uncocks the pistol. Will is surprised, reassesses Jack –
Suddenly, Mister Brown SLAMS his bottle against Jack’s skull. Jack crumples to the ground.
The front and back doors smash open, and SAILORS fill the room. Norrington pushes forward, sees Jack on the ground.
NORRINGTON: Excellent work, Mister Brown. You’ve aided in the capture of a dangerous fugitive.
BROWN: Just doing my civic duty.
Jack groans. Norrington stands over him, smiles.
NORRINGTON: I believe you will always remember this as the day Captain Jack Sparrow almost escaped.
Norrington’s men haul Jack away. Will watches them go. Brown looks at his bottle — broken.
BROWN: That ratter broke my bottle.
— Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), screenplay by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, story by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is arrest, suggested by Teddy Pasternak. Today’s suggestion by alexmatu.
Trivia: The title was originally just “Pirates of the Caribbean” but the name was changed in the hope that it would do well at the box office and a sequel could be made.
Dialogue On Dialogue: Such a great scene with the verbal repartee matching the swordsmanship.