Up 18,237 this week

Captains Courageous (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Family  -  21 April 1996 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 267 users  
Reviews: 8 user

Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for ... See full summary »



(novel), (teleplay)
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1348 titles
created 27 Nov 2011
a list of 723 titles
created 11 Jul 2012
a list of 473 titles
created 09 Dec 2012
a list of 5996 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
a list of 219 titles
created 05 Jul 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Captains Courageous (TV Movie 1996)

Captains Courageous (TV Movie 1996) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Captains Courageous.

User Polls

2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Puppeteer Geppetto becomes a puppet himself after drinking an elixir that Pinocchio bought from a traveling carnival.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Martin Landau, Udo Kier, Gabriel Thomson
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin
Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mickey Rooney portrays Tim in this fish-out-of-water tale co-scripted by and based on a story by A Yank at Oxford screenwriter George Oppenheimer.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Edmund Gwenn, Ian Hunter
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Summer Of The Monkeys (set in 1910 on the prairies of Canada) follows the story of a young boy, Jay, who dreams of getting enough money to buy his dream horse. One summer Jay finds four ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Michael Ontkean, Leslie Hope, Wilford Brimley
Adventure | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Sommers
Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headey


Complete credited cast:
Capt. Matthew Troop
Kenny Vadas ...
Robert Wisden ...
Arthur Wayne
Mary Ann Troop
Terence Kelly ...
Ted the Foul Up
Robert Thurston ...
Eric Schneider ...
Campbell Lane ...
Captain Abashai
Kevin Hansen ...
Doron Bell ...
Ken Camroux ...


Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by Dan Troop of a Gloucester fishing sailboat. Three months at sea, under a firm but fair Captain Troop (fair wages of $10.50 a month, if you don't work you don't eat). A hard life and a dangerous one, and a lot of growing up to do through hardship and tragedy. Written by Bruce Cameron <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sea | fishing | boy | friendship | friend | See All (13) »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for a few mildly disturbing scenes | See all certifications »





Release Date:

21 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitaines courageux  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Version of Captains Courageous (1937) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I wanted the story to go on and on...
5 November 2003 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

How many times does one see a TV movie that you don't want to end? The story is timeless and it has been told several times on the screen. We cannot forget Tracy, Bartholomew and Rooney in that legendary version back in the 30's. One cannot erase the traces of this wonderful adventure from the memories wrought in our childhood.

But here comes a version with Urich, Vadas and Eriksen that sweeps one away into a sea of emotions so deep, tender and satisfying that one can only conclude that there really are many ways to tell a wonderful tale such as this. The casting of the crew was very satisfying as was the marvelous envelopment of Sandra Nelson into her small but crucial role as the Captain's wife.

Michael Anderson's direction and John McGreevey's script tore at your heart without ever feeling the tug. One was drawn into the pathos of the story without noticing it. The production was faithful to the heart and meat of the telling.

This version will linger on with me for a long time. Kudos to all and thanks especially to Mr. Kenny Vadas. I hope to see him again.

Completely recommended without reservation.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Captains Courageous (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: