Top 7 Dead Man Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Dead Man facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Dead Man film message.

In Pirate's Dead Man's Chest, Gibbs asks Norrington what his story is, and he replies "same as yours just one chapter behind". Moments later Norrington is thrown into the same pig pen in Tortuga that Gibbs was found in at the beginning of The Black Pearl, one movie behind.
In Pirate's Dead Man's Chest, Gibbs asks Norrington what his story is, and he replies "same as yours just one chapter behind". Moments later Norrington is thrown into the same pig pen in Tortuga that Gibbs was found in at the beginning of The Black Pearl, one movie behind.
In "Dead Man's Chest", Jack Sparrow picks up a music box locket at Tia Dalma's shack. An identical locket is hanging from Davy Jone's organ, thus foreshadowing the reveal of their relationship in "At World's End".
In "Dead Man's Chest", Jack Sparrow picks up a music box locket at Tia Dalma's shack. An identical locket is hanging from Davy Jone's organ, thus foreshadowing the reveal of their relationship in "At World's End".

Dead Man Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The crow at the beginning hits Jack's coffin an unlucky 13 times with his beak before getting blown away.
    The crow at the beginning hits Jack's coffin an unlucky 13 times with his beak before getting blown away.
  • 1 - The cannibal tribe attempts to kill (Captain) Jack Sparrow as they believe he is a god who must be released from his flesh vessel. This foreshadows the third film, in which they do exactly that to another character.
    The cannibal tribe attempts to kill (Captain) Jack Sparrow as they believe he is a god who must be released from his flesh vessel. This foreshadows the third film, in which they do exactly that to another character.

Dead Man Hidden Details

1 - Most of the the "Indian malarkey" that Nobody delivers to a baffled William Blake is quoted poetic verse from the real William Blake ("Some are born..."; "Drag your wagon..."; "The vision of Christ that thou dost see..."; "The eagle never lost so much time as when...", etc.)
Most of the the "Indian malarkey" that Nobody delivers to a baffled William Blake is quoted poetic verse from the real William Blake ("Some are born..."; "Drag your wagon..."; "The vision of Christ that thou dost see..."; "The eagle never lost so much time as when...", etc.)
1 - - The gang members don't acknowledge Anthony's presence with Richard throughout the film while occasionally referring to him in third person.
- The gang members don't acknowledge Anthony's presence with Richard throughout the film while occasionally referring to him in third person.
Dead Man poster
Dead Man poster

Dead Man Plot

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange Native American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Dead Man. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Western
Director Jim Jarmusch
Stars Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen
IMDB score 7.6