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Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001)
"Hornblower: Retribution" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure, Drama, War  |  15 April 2001 (USA)
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Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.

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Before taking the Renown back to Jamaica for their court martial on charges of mutiny, Hornblower, Kennedy, and Bush convince an insecure and indecisive Lt. Buckland, now acting captain, that it would be appropriate to launch a surprise attack on the Spanish fortress at Santo Domingo. Matters are complicated when the inept Buckland incurs the enmity of the local rebels, who now regard them as enemies too. Captain Sawyer's increasing paranoia, deserting seamen, Buckland's growing jealousy of Hornblower, and the duplicity of the Spaniards all complicate the already perilous situation. Written by Gabe Taverney {duke1029@aol.com}

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Both Ioan Gruffudd and David Warner starred in Titanic (1997). See more »

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A New Drop-style trapdoor gallows is seen being set up and tested. Trapdoor gallows were first used in 1813, roughly ten years after the story's setting. See more »

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3rd Lt. Horatio Hornblower: I'm sorry that his last command was taken away from him. He was a leader of men, and he died in battle.
Gunner Hobbs: It's all over now, sir. All over.
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Amazing conclusion to Hornblower: Mutiny
16 April 2001 | by (Knoxville, TN USA) – See all my reviews

Though they are listed as separate movies, A&E's _Hornblower: Mutiny_ and _Hornblower: Retribution_ together form a 4-hour movie that I found simply riveting. They are taken from the second book in C.S. Forester's Hornblower series, _Lieutenant Hornblower_; and while keeping the spirit of the book, add substantially to its drama and characterization.

The first book in the series -- _Midshipman Hornblower_ -- was the basis for the first four movies produced by A&E. The original movies were wonderful as well, but the new movies are far more mature and well-produced in comparison.

I highly recommend these movies to fans of historical drama, tall ships and Horatio Hornblower.


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