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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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If America only knew how good this was. See more (11 total) »

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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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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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Quotes:
Master Bowles:Gentlemen, it appears that Mister Hornblower is now the standard by which we must all measure ourselves.See more »
Soundtrack:
The Girl I Left Behind MeSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
If America only knew how good this was., 17 April 2002
Author: TexasRedge from Kingsport, Tennessee

If America only knew how good this was,it would be the highest rated Made-For-TV movie series of all time(hard to believe there are more people out there that would rather watch "The Columbo Mysteries" than Horatio Hornblower- that just goes to show the power of major network name-brand advertising.

The Hornblower movie series has been television at its finest. I have seen all 6 of the A&E Horatio Hornblower movies,"The Duchess and the Devil" is my favorite of the 6 films. However I tune in to A&E everytime they air a new Hornblower movie. So far all 6 movies have been based on the Horatio Hornblower adventure novels written by C.S. Forester(the same author who wrote African Queen). Each Movie chronicles the on-going adventures of Horatio Hornblower who is a Brittish Lt. in the Brittish Navy during the late 1790's-to early 1800's during the Napoleonic era in Europe. I sincerly believe that each one of these 6 Films has been good enough to have shown at the movie theaters,if the producers had wanted to. Unlike other Made-For-TV films,The Hornblower films do not have that Made-For-TV feeling to them,like most television movies have.

A common misconception that people who havent seen these movies have is that all 6 of these films go to gether as a mini-series- that is not true. The Hornblower movies are not a mini-series,all 6 of these films are individual movies about the same charactor- with all the same actors playing the same roles in each film(EXAMPLE:think of the James Bond films-They are not sequels, but they are all about the adventures of James Bond- that same principle applies to the Hornblower movies) I give the entire Horatio Hornblower movie series 5 out of 5 stars. Its Perfect entertainment- but you cant please everyone, so for those of you dont like epic battleship battles,historic style drama,high stakes adventure, and danger on the high seas,if you dont like stuff like that-there is always Columbo re-run for you to watch.

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