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Director:
Writers:
C.S. Forester (novels)
Chris Ould (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 April 1999 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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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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Also Known As:
"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:
Miscellaneous: (at around 1 min) one of the British soldiers has a hole in his trousers, revealing his modern underwear.See more »
Quotes:
Major Edrington:[Watching as Hornblower struggles to mount a horse] Now I see why you chose the Navy.See more »
Soundtrack:
The British GrenadiersSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
I love this series!, 16 November 2004
Author: Dancing_Bear from United States

I agree that the acting is phenomenal, I too wish to see Sam West and Robert Lindsay in other productions, but it seems that there is very little available by way of backtracking their other works. I am tickled every time Lord Edrington gives one of his dry little commentaries, he would make an awesome verbal adversary. I can't remember where I heard this quote but it pops into my head when I watch Sam West's portrayal of the redoubtable Lord Edrington, "It's difficult to fight a battle of the wits with the unarmed." Not that HH is 'unarmed', but Lord Edrington seems to leave the Naval folk deliciously speechless rather frequently.

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