IMDb > Hornblower: Duty (2003) (TV)

Hornblower: Duty (2003) (TV) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 6 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
8.1/10   1,944 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 13% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Stephen Churchett (screenplay)
C.S. Forester (novel)
Contact:
View company contact information for Hornblower: Duty on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
3 December 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A totally different story See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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

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
 
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
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Radford Neville .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Dave Channon .... construction manager
Robert Channon .... scenic painter
Garry Dawson .... stand-by props
Katie Lee .... props buyer
 
Sound Department
James Bain .... sound maintenance
Rudi Buckle .... sound recordist
Enzo Cannatella .... sound effects editor
Michael Crouch .... supervising sound editor
Pietro Dalmasso .... assistant dubbing mixer
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer
Dave Sloss .... foley recordist
Mark Verner .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Alex Gurucharri .... special effects
Tom Harris .... special effects
Jeremy Lovett .... senior technician: model unit
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
 
Stunts
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stunt arranger
Paul Kennington .... stunts
 
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
Nigel Stone .... director of photography: model unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alan Flyng .... wardrobe master
Barbara Rutter .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Simon Harris .... assistant film editor
Steve Lee .... assistant on-line editor
Vincent Narduzzo .... telecine colorist (as Vince Narduzzo)
Shane Warden .... editor: video tape
 
Other crew
Peter Foster .... runner
Linda Gibson .... script supervisor
Will Gould .... script editor
Rob Grundy .... supervising armorer
Martin Gutteridge .... director: model unit
Sasha Harris .... production coordinator
Louise O'Malley .... production accountant
Douglas Ray .... contact: London (as Douglas M. Ray)
Natalie Rogers .... assistant to producer
Derek Wax .... script executive
Marlea Willis .... senior unit publicist: A&E Network
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Country:
Language:
Color:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The blue and white print gown worn by Julia Sawalha (Maria) to church is the same costume worn by a guest at the Easter Ball in "Wives and Daughters" (1999).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: After the discovery of the canons in the barn, Hornblower and his companion are walking in a field with a period cottage on his right. Attached to the chimney is a TV aerial.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Mason:Horatio. You think you're just the Hotspur's captain, you think only of your hundred crew. But you're also a husband now. Is it too much that you might think of one wife? That you might think of her as your duty too?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Yankee DoodleSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A totally different story, 28 December 2010

If you have read CS Forester's "Hornblower and the Hotspur" you are wondering where it went. While a few incidents are present here from the book, the story line has nothing to do with the book. You will be disappointed that the main themes and character of Horatio have been lost. While the series is entertaining, do not expect the TV movies to be the books. "Based on" is used in its very broad sense.

So watch the movies first. Then go read the books, they are much richer and complex. However, the character of Hornblower will be vastly different and the historic settings as well. Unfortunately, another example of taking the reputation of a book, some names and some of the incidents and then writing your own story without the depth of the original.

So, just treat them as separate works with name connections only.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (8 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Hornblower: Duty (2003)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Fighting the Americans? lids4
Better than no Horatio at all but... (a little rant) (SPOILERS) calliope6
This was an excellent historical fiction series ( spoiler ) merdiolu
Similar series? aaakker
Too much the hero Marlburian
Online petition to save Hornblower series! celticfire
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. Horatio Hornblower: Retribution Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil Horatio Hornblower: The Duel
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Adventure section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.