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C.S. Forester (novel)
Niall Leonard (screenplay)
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2 December 2003 (USA) See more »
Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Andrew Grieve 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
C.S. Forester  novel "Horatio and the Hotspur"
Niall Leonard  screenplay

Produced by
Andrew Benson .... producer
Michele Buck .... executive producer: Granada/LWT
Liz Bunton .... line producer
Delia Fine .... executive producer: A&E Network
Emilio Nunez .... supervising producer: A&E Network
Original Music by
John E. Keane  (as John Keane)
Cinematography by
Chris O'Dell 
Film Editing by
Keith Palmer 
Casting by
Susie Parriss 
Production Design by
Rob Harris 
Art Direction by
Stephen Campbell 
Paul Cross 
Peter Wenham 
Set Decoration by
Tina Jones 
Costume Design by
John Mollo 
Makeup Department
Suzan Broad .... hair designer
Suzan Broad .... makeup designer
Maureen Hannaford-Naisbitt .... makeup artist
Joe Hopker .... makeup artist
Production Management
Gail Kennett .... executive in charge of production
Louise Rowe .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Dibsdall .... second assistant director
Nathan Holmes .... third assistant director
Radford Neville .... first assistant director
Morgan Peto .... assistant director
Lance Roehrig .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Dave Channon .... construction manager
Robert Channon .... scenic painter
Garry Dawson .... stand-by props
Kevin Day .... stand-by prop
Katie Lee .... props buyer
Sound Department
James Bain .... boom operator
James Bain .... sound maintenance
Rudi Buckle .... sound mixer
Rudi Buckle .... sound recordist
Enzo Cannatella .... sound effects editor
Michael Crouch .... supervising sound editor
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer
Dave Sloss .... foley recordist
Mark Verner .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Alex Gurucharri .... special effects
Tom Harris .... special effects
Garth Inns .... special effects senior technician: model unit
Jeremy Lovett .... senior technician: model unit
Jared Manley .... special effects technician
Mark Roberts .... special effects technician: model unit
Visual Effects by
Phil Attfield .... digital effects supervisor
Robin Beard .... digital effects artist
Neil Cunningham .... visual effects supervisor
Tom Hocking .... digital compositor: men-from-mars
Viv Jim .... digital compositor: Men From Mars
Jackie Rowson .... digital compositor
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stunt arranger
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Abomnes .... first assistant camera
Christian Abomnes .... focus puller
Martin Cox .... electrician
Paul Donachie .... camera operator
James Foster .... second assistant camera
Vince Goddard .... gaffer
Gwilym Hoosen-Owen .... electrician
Karl Morgan .... camera operator
Nigel Permane .... first assistant camera: model unit
Nigel Stone .... director of photography: model unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alan Flyng .... costume supervisor
Alan Flyng .... wardrobe master
Barbara Rutter .... assistant costume designer
Barbara Rutter .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Simon Harris .... assistant film editor
Vincent Narduzzo .... telecine colorist (as Vince Narduzzo)
Shane Warden .... editor: video tape
Location Management
George Griffiths .... location manager
Pat Karam .... location manager
Other crew
Peter Foster .... runner
Linda Gibson .... script supervisor
Will Gould .... script editor
Martin Gutteridge .... director: model unit
Ryan Harrington .... production coordinator
Sasha Harris .... production coordinator
Steve Morphew .... stand-in: Ioan Gruffudd
Louise O'Malley .... production accountant
Douglas Ray .... contact: London (as Douglas M. Ray)
Natalie Rogers .... assistant to producer
Kerry Smith .... assistant accountant
Derek Wax .... script executive
Marlea Willis .... senior unit publicist: A&E Network

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Also Known As:
"Hornblower: Loyalty" - UK (original title)
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125 min
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Did You Know?

When Hornblower, with his men, is locked in the stocks, he urges them to break free by saying "Two, six, heave". This is a British Royal Navy phrase used to coordinate seamen's pulling.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Admiral Pellew reminds Hornblower that; "In time of war a captain may not sleep out of his ship". The statement is only partially correct. This rule applied only to the Channel Fleet (of which Pellew is the commander in the story).See more »
Styles:If that's their idea of the cavalry I pity the poor bastards!See more »
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God Save the KingSee more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Who do you support... and how?, 1 November 2013
Author: abgkasjlkasjla from Denmark

Peace has broken out. Of course, it's not certain it'll last. Not every Frenchman appreciates Napoleon, however - Major Côtard(Wise, solid as a pampered nobleman) will need transport, to meet with other friendlies, in his homeland. Hornblower(Gruffudd, driven by a sense of justice, yet not always virtuous) gets command(one of his first - he was granted the honor near the end of the war; in fact, he's had trouble making rent in his time on land) of the small ship charged with the task, and he brings in Bush(McGann, strict but not without sympathy). But some things don't seem to go as expected - could there be an enemy among the sparse crew?

This goes into themes of friendship, trust, discipline, and, yes, loyalty - what side one chooses, how that comes into play. It enters into the side plot, as well - our titular lead is in love with the daughter of his landlady, and the feeling is mutual. However, can he genuinely help her, and in what way? Explored again are negatives and positives of the navy, society and the like, of the period. Filming(seldom betraying that this was made for TV), editing, script, dialog, acting, humor, action, tension, all are compelling.

There is some bloody, disturbing violent content in this. I recommend this to any fan of drama and swashbuckling. 8/10

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Seeing Hammond(senior) die apple_blossom88
Loyalty was lovely, Duty was a dud OliviaF
to, set ... or two, six? JumeirahSun
Midshipman Charles Orrock socialgal5
They need a bigger budget... jenner75
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