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Captain Jack (1999)

An eccentric seaman puts together an equally eccentric crew with the idea of sailing from northern England to the Artic along the path of Captain Scoresby, a 1791 sea captain.

Director:

Robert Young

Writers:

Nick Davies (suggested by an original article by), Jack Rosenthal
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Hoskins ... Jack Armistead
Sadie Frost ... Tessa
Gemma Jones ... Eunice Pickles
Anna Massey ... Phoebe
Peter McDonald ... Andy Watts
David Troughton ... Emmett
Maureen Lipman ... Barbara Bostock
Patrick Malahide ... Mr. Lancing
Michele Dotrice ... Deirdre
Trevor Bannister ... Holiday-maker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Addie Robert Addie ... Helicopter Pilot
Jeremy Beckman Jeremy Beckman ... Harbour Assistant
Stephen Breaks Stephen Breaks ... 2nd Reporter
Paul Butterworth ... Holiday-maker
Tim Chipping Tim Chipping ... 1st Operator
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A sea captain with a vessel not deemed sea worthy by the ship inspectors assembles a motley crew to sail along the path of Captain Scoresby, a sea captain who sailed from Whitby in northern England to the Arctic in 1791. His crew includes bickering sisters, an Australian hitchhiker who is hiding from his girl friends, and the seaman's confidante who runs a local trailer park. Putting the ship to sea, the group is pursued by the authorities. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A tale so incredible - It might just be true! See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

An Inch Over the Horizon See more »

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Budget:

£3,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Take Me with You
Written by Carmen Daye, Robert Young and Stephen Baker
Performed by Sam Blue
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Unashamedly sentimental, but thoroughly enjoyable
7 May 1999 | by rollo-7See all my reviews

This is a typical British film. Full of pathos, self-deprecating humour and a very strong supporting cast. It's unashamedly sentimental, but thoroughly enjoyable, and anyone going to see it cannot fail to like it.

A sharp script by Jack Rosenthal and nicely directed, although the denoument of the film is never in doubt. Sadie Frost looks gorgeous as ever, and Bob Hoskins does his usual turn as a lovable rogue


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