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29 March 1998 (USA) See more »
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A down-on-his-luck sea captain accepts an assignment on a rickety boat with a mysterious cargo and a questionable crew... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Robbie Coltrane ... Capt. Chisholm
Chris Barnes ... Bunch

Steven Mackintosh ... Swanson
John Adewole ... Restaurant Owner
Alain Bourgoin ... Marine Lieutenant
Philippe Smolikowski ... French Naval Officer
Jude Akuwudike ... Fakeeva
Yomi A. Michaels ... Taveeta
Sean Scanlan ... Strickland
Daniel de la Falaise ... Telegram Operator
Michael Mellinger ... Victor Kleist
Simon Donald ... Dr. Lewis

Nigel Terry ... Ellstrom

Meera Simhan ... Kuria (as Meera Narasimhan)

Directed by
Nicholas Renton 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Simon Donald 
Lloyd Osbourne  novel
Robert Louis Stevenson  novel "The Ebb Tide"

Produced by
Hilary Bevan Jones .... producer
Delia Fine .... executive producer: A&E Network
Gub Neal .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bill Connor 
 
Cinematography by
Remi Adefarasin 
 
Film Editing by
Edward Mansell 
 
Production Design by
Chris Wilkinson 
 
Art Direction by
David Butterworth 
 
Costume Design by
Tudor George 
 
Makeup Department
Magdalen Gaffney .... makeup artist: Robbie Coltrane
Janet Horsfield .... makeup artist
Sue Milton .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Des Hughes .... production manager
Bill Leather .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jude Harrison .... second assistant director
Jack Ravenscroft .... third assistant director
Maryann Wilson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Brockless .... scenic artist
Phil Buckley .... graphic designer
John Eccles .... production buyer
Tommy Lyons .... chargehand asm
Peter O'Rourke .... stand-by props
Alan Scholes .... dressing props
Vic Shirovay .... dressing props
 
Sound Department
Mark Briscoe .... dubbing editor
Tony Cooper .... boom operator
John Senior .... dubbing editor
Phil Smith .... sound mixer
John Whitworth .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Steve Tomkow .... armourer
 
Visual Effects by
Perry Brahan .... visual effects assistant
Russell Pritchett .... visual effects assistant
Peter Wragg .... visual effects designer
 
Stunts
Peter Brayham .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Arnold .... grip
Sarah Bartles-Smith .... clapper loader
Mike Fisher Jr. .... assistant grip
Stuart Grant .... best boy
David Ratcliffe .... lighting gaffer
Sean Savage .... camera operator
Ben Wilson .... focus puller
 
Casting Department
Andrew Hall .... casting assistant
Marilyn Johnson .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Richards .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
David Boyle .... assistant film editor
Chris Clarkson .... assistant film editor
Neil Parker .... colorist
 
Other crew
Susie Conklin .... script editor
Lindsay Grant .... continuity
Catriona McKenzie .... development executive
Craig McNeil .... production executive
Michael Park .... unit publicist
John Patteson .... armorer (as John F. Patteson)
 

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Intriguing retelling of Stevenson, etc., 31 March 2002
Author: arumbold from Flagstaff, AZ

This was a very good rendition of one of Robert Louis Stevenson's less well-known tales. Quite different from the original story, with a much more sinister tone to it; it actually looks more like it could have been written by William Hope Hodgson than by Stevenson. Solid, entertaining adventure story, with a fine, moody score accompanying it. Robbie Coltrane is excellent as Captain Chisholm, and Steven Mackintosh as the guilt-wracked Swanson and Chris Barnes as the amoral Bunch both turn in convincing performances. Nigel Terry is chilling as the psychotic Ellstrom; Simon Donald has written the part very differently from Stevenson's and Osbourne's original characterization. All in all, a good show for a rainy afternoon.

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