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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 »

Quotes

2nd Lt. Bush: I know what happens when metal overheats. My uncle was a blacksmith.
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The most interesting part of the Hornblower series.
16 April 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I found that Retribution was the most interesting part of the Hornblower series. David Warner as the insane Captain Sawyer was fantastic, and the most interesting character in the movie. What I liked about this movie {and all the other Hornblower movies} is how the writers turned barely mention characters in the book, and made them into people who help to drive the story. James Bamber as Kennedy was well defined and was an excellent addition to the movie. This was most definitely the best Hornblower movie.


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