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Captain Jack (1999)

 |  Drama  |  28 May 1999 (UK)
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An eccentric seaman puts together an equally eccentric crew with the idea of sailing from northern England to the Artic along the path of Captain Scoresby, a 1791 sea captain.



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A sea captain with a vessel not deemed sea worthy by the ship inspectors assembles a motley crew to sail along the path of Captain Scoresby, a sea captain who sailed from Whitby in northern England to the Arctic in 1791. His crew includes bickering sisters, an Australian hitchhiker who is hiding from his girl friends, and the seaman's confidante who runs a local trailer park. Putting the ship to sea, the group is pursued by the authorities. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Release Date:

28 May 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

An Inch Over the Horizon  »

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£3,500,000 (estimated)

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Take Me with You
Written by Carmen Daye, Robert Young and Stephen Baker
Performed by Sam Blue
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Surprisingly good
30 September 2000 | by (Stevenage, England) – See all my reviews

Saw the video the other night, and was ready to shoot it down in flames - the scenario seemed so pathetic.

Surprise! -- it was actually pretty good! This was mostly due to the skills of Bob Hoskins, who is such a versatile actor, he is always believable.

Somewhat contrived, but if you can side-step this, then this is a very good, "just before bedtime" film. Worth watching.

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