Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is the second in the Jack Sparrow movies starring Johnny Depp. The movie follows the adventures of one Capt. Jack Sparrow and his friends as they try to acquire Sparrow's compass and keep Davy Jones from calling in the debt that Jack owes him. The movie starts as Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann are about to get married. It has been a year since their last adventure with Capt. Jack Sparrow and they are in love and ready to settle down. The wedding is interrupted by Lord Cutler Beckett who has warrants for the arrest of the couple for helping Capt. Sparrow to evade being hanged for his crimes.
Lord Beckett has Elizabeth thrown into prison and sends Will on a journey to find Jack and take his compass, which will point the person holding it in any direction they desire to go. In the meantime, Jack is finding out from Will's father, who is a part of Davy Jones' crew, that his debt to Davy Jones is about to be called in.
It seems that Jack made a deal with Davy Jones that if Davy would raise the Black Pearl from the murky depths of the ocean and let him be the captain for 13 years that he would join his crew. The only problem is that Davy Jones and the crew of The Flying Dutchman are dead and Jack isn't quite ready to go join them.
In the meantime, Will searches desperately for Jack to save the love of his life Elizabeth from languishing in prison. Jack sets sail for the nearest land he can find in hopes of avoiding his fate and Davy Jones sends Kraken after him.