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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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Cast

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 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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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Ioan Gruffudd and David Warner starred in Titanic (1997). 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

Capt. James Sawyer: Liberty, equality, stupidity!
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I never read the books
9 May 2005 | by bcolquhoSee all my reviews

I loved this movie though I never read the books. The movie was on A&E four years ago. Hornblower's now a third lieutenant on a British two-decker under the command of Captain Sawyer. Sawyer goes a tad loco en la cabeza and punishes Hornblower by having him stand watch all night without sleep. Hornblower does it and he joins a conspiracy to remove Sawyer from command. Somebody pushes Sawyer into the hold of the ship and he's in bed for a long time. The ship's surgeon says he should be relieved of command. Hornblower's eventually court-martialled for mutiny but the charges are dismissed by Sir Edward Pellew, a real life Royal Navy officer, who regularly appeared in C.S. Forester's Hornblower novels. Hornblower, like Jack Aubrey, was based on the real-life British officer Sir Thomas Cochrane.


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