In the film, Jim lives in the Benbow inn in the town ot Bristol, England. His mother is "in town", leaving him to run the inn on his own. The only guest at the Inn is Billy Bones, a sailor who often spends his time drinking rum. The Inn is visited by Black Dog, a former crewmate of Billy Bones, who gives the latter man The Black Spot. Jim is given the map to Flint's treasure shortly before Billy Bones dies of a heart attack.