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Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)

Hornblower and his comrades come under the command of a revered but obviously mentally unstable captain and eventually must mutiny.

Director:

Andrew Grieve

Writers:

T.R. Bowen (screenplay), C.S. Forester (books)
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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Ioan Gruffudd ... Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower
Robert Lindsay ... Commodore Sir Edward Pellew
David Warner ... Captain James Sawyer
Nicholas Jones ... Lieutenant Buckland
Paul McGann ... Lieutenant Bush
Jamie Bamber ... Lieutenant Archie Kennedy
Philip Glenister ... Gunner Hobbs
Paul Copley ... Matthews
Sean Gilder ... Styles
David Rintoul ... Dr. Clive
Terence Corrigan Terence Corrigan ... Midshipman Wellard
Gilly Gilchrist ... Randall
Paul Brightwell ... Sergeant Whiting
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moses Rockman Moses Rockman ... Bowman
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Storyline

Sir Edward Pellew visits Horatio Hornblower who is jail in Jamaica awaiting his trial on a charge of making a mutiny. His problems began six months earlier when he was appointed Third Lieutenant aboard the HMS Renown under the famous Captain James Sawyer. It soon becomes apparent to several of the officers, including Horatio's friend Archie Kennedy who is aboard ship as Fourth Lieutenant that the Captain is suffering from madness of some sort. He is cruel and sees conspiracies everywhere. Both Horatio and Midshipman Welland prove to be the particular objects of his wrath. The situation is not helped by an inexperience First Lieutenant who does not command the Captain's respect and a newly arrived Second Lieutenant who doesn't seem ready to challenge the Captain in any way. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

The TV Movie is based off of the C. S. Forester novel Lieutenant Hornblower. Although many of the characters in the TV movie were in the novel - i. e. Captain James Sawyer (David Warner), Dr. Clive (David Rintoul), Lieutenant Buckland (Nicholas Jones) - characters like Archie Kennedy (Jamie Bamber), Matthews (Paul Copley), and Styles (Sean Gilder) were carried over from the previous novel (Mr. Midshipman Hornblower) to this story. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of the feature, as the redcoat soldiers are marching into the island fort, briefly visible over the fort bridge are metal poles and a bar link fence clearly placed on the bridge for modern day safety purposes. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Cmmdre. Sir Edward Pellew: So you believe the Captain's behaviour was due to him falling down the hold.
3rd Lt. Horatio Hornblower: That's what seemed to push him over the edge.
Cmmdre. Sir Edward Pellew: That's an interesting choice of words, Mr. Hornblower.
[walks towards Hornblower]
Cmmdre. Sir Edward Pellew: How did the Captain come to fall?
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Captured my fascination instantly
16 May 2020 | by ayshaorougeSee all my reviews

It started out as a joke, Hornblower did, in my family. We'd all settle in the living room on a Sunday night, getting the dreaded blues before boring Monday ahead. Hornblower, quite a...character in this series, was played almost comically when we first saw the show. It became a laugh, and we watched Hornblower the next Sunday, and the one after that. It turned out to be an extremely well made series, with a great cast and picturesque setting. We were hooked! I'd love to read the books, as they're supposed to be the greatest naval fiction in history.


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Official Sites:

A&E Television Networks

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horatio Hornblower: The Mutiny See more »

Filming Locations:

South Devon, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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