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Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998)
"Hornblower: The Even Chance" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Drama | War  -  4 April 1999 (USA)
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Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.

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Midshipman Horatio Hornblower joins the British fleet just as the French Revolution is about to change European history. But he has worries closer to home as he incurs the wrath of a shipmate named Simpson, a bully who everyone else avoids and placates. Events lead to a duel, but one of Hornblower's mates takes his place and is killed. At war with France, Hornblower and Simpson are assigned different ships, but are reunited when Simpson's ship is sunk. Events lead to another duel with different results. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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According to the Hornblower novels by C.S. Forester, Hornblower was tone deaf and would have heard music as noise. He also suffered from seasickness until he got his sea legs. See more »

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Whenever a cannon is fired, there is hardly any recoil whereas a real gun would fly back at least six feet immediately. This is a result of using enough powder to have a muzzle flash, but not produce any recoil. This was corrected in later movies in the series by having the guns move back the proper distance when fired. See more »

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[Hornblower and Styles bring Davey into the surgery, with his lower leg shot away. The doctor is treating Lt. Chadd]
Midshipman Horatio Hornblower: This man needs help!
Dr. Hepplewhite: I'll attend to him presently.
Midshipman Horatio Hornblower: Lt. Chadd, may I inquire as to the nature of your injury, sir?
Lt. Chadd: Splinter.
Midshipman Horatio Hornblower: Sir, this man is from my division...
Dr. Hepplewhite: He'll take his turn like all the rest!
Midshipman Horatio Hornblower: [shouting] Well, damn it, if he's not seen to now, he'll bleed to death!
Lt. Chadd: Mr. Hornblower...!
[a scream from Davey cuts him off]
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One of the all time great seafaring adventures!
22 January 2004 | by (Malta) – See all my reviews

I Have just finished watching the entire series of Hornblower and must say that few seafaring adventures can beat it.It ranks up there with the original Mutiny on the Bounty,The Sea Hawk and Master And Commander as one of the greatest of its kind. Ioan Gruffudd is perfectly cast as young Hornblower,a seasick midshipman who tranforms gradually into a courageous leader of men. Robert Lindsay offers great support as Capt.Edward Pellew,one of the most important characters in the story who guides Hornblower along his journeys.Jamie Bamber,Paul Copley and Sean Gilder are all excellent as Hornblower's loyal shipmates. Ireally can't pick any one episode as they are all magnificent.I also liked Paul McGann who portrays Lt.Bush. All in all i just hope that in the future their will be more parts to this truly brilliant adventure series!!! EASILY 10 OUT OF 10 !


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