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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War ()

Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters (original title)
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Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.

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Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower
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Captain Sir Edward Pellew
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Colonel Moncoutant
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Major Lord Edrington
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General Charette
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Admiral Lord Hood
Estelle Skornik ...
Mariette
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Acting Lieutenant Archie Kennedy
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Lieutenant Bracegirdle
Colin MacLachlan ...
Master Bowles
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Matthews
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Simon Sherlock ...
Oldroyd
Jean Badin ...
Fauré
Ian Lindsay ...
Collins
Jason Hall ...
Stevens

Directed by

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Andrew Grieve

Written by

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C.S. Forester ... (novels)
 
Chris Ould ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Andrew Benson ... producer
Delia Fine ... executive producer
Vernon Lawrence ... executive producer
Peter Richardson ... line producer

Cinematography by

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Alec Curtis

Editorial Department

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Matthew Tucker ... first assistant editor
Marc Eskenazi ... on-line editor (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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John Mollo

Makeup Department

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Elizabeth Minshull ... hair stylist (as Liz Minshull) / makeup artist (as Liz Minshull)

Art Department

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Augusto Mayer ... art director: Portugal

Sound Department

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Rudi Buckle ... production sound mixer
Colin Codner ... boom operator
Sue Lenny ... sound effects editor
Dave Sloss ... foley recordist
Julie Ankerson ... foley artist (uncredited)

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Graham Aikman ... special effects assistant: pyro supervisor
Jeremy Lovett ... special effects senior technician: model unit
Mark Roberts ... special effects technician: model unit

Visual Effects by

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Mark Thomas-Stubbs ... digital effects

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David Bourke ... best boy
Paul Donachie ... focus puller
Tom Gates ... gaffer
Jon Head ... grip
Micky May ... generator operator
Steve Murray ... camera operator
Jamie Summers ... electrician

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Gordon Harmer ... wardrobe supervisor

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Jon Baker ... armorer / armourer supervisor
Anna Callaghan ... production assistant
Matt Cooke ... production runner
Dani Gordon ... assistant to producer
Pauline Granby ... production accountant
Amanda Lean ... script supervisor
Erhan Ozogul ... assistant accountant
Gerry Savage ... nurse
Adele Steward ... production coordinator
Chris Tarry ... assistant accountant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Hornblower is called to take a company of British troops (which the sailors call lobsters because of their red coats) and a company of French nationalists to France to fight in the revolution. But Hornblower is horrified by the brutality of the French commander as he guillotines everyone in a village that destroyed his former home and his unwillingness to take part in the actual battles. However, when the commander and his men set out to rape and brutalize a young school teacher, Hornblower vows his protection of her. Written by John Sacksteder

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Also Known As
  • Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (United States)
  • Hornblower - Froschfresser und Rotröcke (Germany)
  • Hornblower: Las ranas y las langostas (Spain)
  • As Aventuras de Horatio Hornblower - A Guerra Errada (Brazil)
  • Őfelsége kapitánya: Békák és homárok (Hungary)
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  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Captain Pellew's line, "As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean," is a quotation from the second part of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Coleridge. It was first published, anonymously, in 1798. See more »
Goofs Early in the movie Captain Pellew and Lieutenant Hornblower board their ship's boat to return to the ship. Pellew boards the boat before Hornblower. This is contrary to naval customs of the day (and present). The senior officer always boarded a boat last (and left it first). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2008). See more »
Soundtracks The Girl I Left Behind Me See more »
Quotes Major Edrington: [Watching as Hornblower struggles to mount a horse] Now I see why you chose the Navy.
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