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 <email@example.com>
25 April 1999 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War
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The guillotine used for the execution scenes was designed, built and supervised by a local Portuguese magician. See more
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
As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.
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Composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle See more