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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)
"Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Drama | War  -  25 April 1999 (USA)
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Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.

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Hornblower is called to take a company of British troops (which the sailors call lobsters because of their red coats) and a company of French nationalists to France to fight in the revolution. But Hornblower is horrified by the brutality of the French commander as he guillotines everyone in a village that destroyed his former home and his unwillingness to take part in the actual battles. However, when the commander and his men set out to rape and brutalize a young school teacher, Hornblower vows his protection of her. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Captain Pellew's line, "As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean," is a quotation from the second part of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Coleridge. It was first published, anonymously, in 1798. See more »

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Early in the movie Captain Pellew and Lieutenant Hornblower board their ship's boat to return to the ship. Pellew boards the boat before Hornblower. This is contrary to naval customs of the day (and present). The senior officer always boarded a boat last (and left it first). See more »

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Major Edrington: [referring to Horatio] Mr.Kennedy?
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Major Edrington: Watch out for him.
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Follows Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998) See more »

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Based on the C.S. Forester classics
3 May 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The last (well, I hope not) in an extremely high-quality series following the travails of the honorable 18th-century naval officer, Horatio Hornblower. Performances and writing are exceptional, and so are the lessons that we (and Horatio) learn in this episode.


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