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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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The best in the current series! 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
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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The guillotine used for the execution scenes was designed, built and supervised by a local Portuguese magician.See more »
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Anachronisms: The story is based on the Quiberion Expedition of 1795, albeit loosely. Captain Sir Edward Pellew quotes "As idle as a painted ship/Upon a painted ocean" from S T Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This poem was not published until 1798 (in Lyrical Ballards).See more »
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Major Edrington:In that case, I suggest we look to ourselves for command.See more »
Soundtrack:
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The best in the current series!, 31 January 2000
Author: altea from Antwerpen, Belgium

The 4-part made for tv-series comes to an end, at the moment that is, with a terrific final episode! This episode is the best installment of all four movies! It has everything from espionage, intrigue, murder, war, horror to romance and beyond, you name it! It is a classic! Each minute of the movie is filled with great drama! This is Horathio Hornblower at its best! BTW the use of music in this episode is excellent. So now that the series comes to an end I hope that we will see Horathio Hornblower very soon again on the little screen, until then, it is back to the novels of Forester to fill in these waiting days!

Conclusion: The series is highly recommended! It is an oases compared to the desert of day to day tv-fare!

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