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Writers:
C.S. Forester (novels)
Chris Ould (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 April 1999 (USA) See more »
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Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Based on the C.S. Forester classics See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Andrew Grieve 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
C.S. Forester  novels
Chris Ould  screenplay

Produced by
Andrew Benson .... producer
Delia Fine .... executive producer
Vernon Lawrence .... executive producer
Peter Richardson .... line producer
 
Cinematography by
Alec Curtis 
 
Costume Design by
John Mollo 
 
Makeup Department
Elizabeth Minshull .... hair stylist (as Liz Minshull)
Elizabeth Minshull .... makeup artist (as Liz Minshull)
 
Art Department
Augusto Mayer .... art director: Portugal
 
Sound Department
Rudi Buckle .... production sound mixer
Colin Codner .... boom operator
Sue Lenny .... sound effects editor
Dave Sloss .... foley recordist
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Graham Aikman .... special effects assistant: pyro supervisor
Jeremy Lovett .... special effects senior technician: model unit
Mark Roberts .... special effects technician: model unit
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Thomas-Stubbs .... digital effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bourke .... best boy
Paul Donachie .... focus puller
Tom Gates .... gaffer
Jon Head .... grip
Micky May .... generator operator
Steve Murray .... camera operator
Jamie Summers .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gordon Harmer .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Tucker .... first assistant editor
Marc Eskenazi .... on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jon Baker .... armorer
Jon Baker .... armourer supervisor
Anna Callaghan .... production assistant
Matt Cooke .... production runner
Dani Gordon .... assistant to producer
Pauline Granby .... production accountant
Amanda Lean .... script supervisor
Erhan Ozogul .... assistant accountant
Gerry Savage .... nurse
Adele Steward .... production coordinator
Chris Tarry .... assistant accountant
 

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"Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters" - UK (original title)
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Brazil:100 min
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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 »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): After disembarking Horatio at Musiac, Mr. Bracegirdle reports to Capt. Pellew that "all boats returned" but just before the French column leaves the beach, and after the fleet sails off, two boats are clearly visible on the beach. These boats are clearly not there at the evacuation.See more »
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Captain Pellew:As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Based on the C.S. Forester classics, 3 May 1999
Author: lhk from Los Angeles

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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