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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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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 »

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The HMS Renown is painted in the style known as the Nelson Chequer, with black and yellow bands and black gun ports, which is dated from 1803 when he took over command of the Victory, and subsequently painted his ships as such. The film is based in 1801. However, it is possible that Nelson was copying a ship he saw before his command of the Victory, and captains were allowed to paint their ships however they wished, so the Renown may have been the ship or one of the ships that may have inspired Nelson to create the Nelson Chequer. 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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Hornblower with style
1 December 2001 | by quadrophenia718See all my reviews

These two latest films are the continuing story of Ioan Gruffudd's Horatio Hornblower, and they follow the first four films without fault. As I have said earlier, I have yet to discover a person who has not enjoyed the series fully.

Again, acting nods go to Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, and Jamie Bamber, yet these particular episodes are also to include Paul McGann as 2nd Lieutenant Bush, Nicholas Jones as 1st Lieutenant Buckland, and also Paul Copley and Sean Gilder in expanded roles as Hornblower's faithful shipmates. Jamie Bamber particularly did a wonderful job as poor Mr. Kennedy - such a terrible pity that he can not be found in very many movies.

I doubt you'll be disappointed with the series, I certainly wasn't, my friends weren't, my brothers weren't, and neither were my parents. They're good for all ages, so go out and see them at first opportunity!


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