Hornblower: Mutiny ()

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

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Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower
Commodore Sir Edward Pellew
Captain James Sawyer
Lieutenant Buckland
Lieutenant Bush
Lieutenant Archie Kennedy
Gunner Hobbs
Dr. Clive
Terence Corrigan ...
Midshipman Wellard
Sergeant Whiting
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moses Rockman ...

Directed by

Andrew Grieve

Written by

T.R. Bowen ... (screenplay)
C.S. Forester ... (books)

Produced by

Andrew Benson ... producer
Michele Buck ... executive producer
Liz Bunton ... line producer
Delia Fine ... executive producer: A&E Network
Kris Slava ... supervising producer: A&E

Music by

John E. Keane ... (as John Keane)

Cinematography by

Chris O'Dell

Film Editing by

Keith Palmer

Editorial Department

Simon Harris ... first assistant editor
Vincent Narduzzo ... telecine colorist
Shane Warden ... editor: video tape

Casting By

Susie Parriss

Production Design by

Rob Harris

Art Direction by

Katie Driscoll ... (as Katie Buckley)
Matthew Robinson
Peter Wenham

Set Decoration by

Tina Jones

Costume Design by

John Mollo

Makeup Department

Kevin Alexander ... hair stylist
Suzan Broad ... makeup artist (as Susanne Broad)
Veyatie MacLeod ... makeup designer
Joan Stribling ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist

Production Management

Violeta Barca-Fontana ... assistant unit manager
Gail Kennett ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Alison Banks ... second assistant director
Robert Fabbri ... first assistant director
Martin O'Malley ... first assistant director: second unit
Lee Tailor ... third assistant director

Art Department

Dave Channon ... construction manager
Robert Channon ... scenic painter
Kelvin Cook ... props
Colin Ellis ... dressing props
Andy Fox ... carpenter
Gerry Graham ... painter
Dean Hawley ... painter
Phil Hennessy ... changehand rigger
Tina Jones ... set dresser
Paul Jurczenko ... carpenter
Dougie Lankston ... dressing props (as Doug Lankston)
Katie Lee ... props buyer
Mitch Niclas ... stand-by props
Allen J. Polley ... property master (as Allen Polley)
Ray Rose ... props storeman
Ted Stickley ... dressing props
Paul Turner ... stand-by props
Louis Turner ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

Rudi Buckle ... sound recordist
Colin Codner ... sound maintenance
Michael Crouch ... supervising sound editor
Sue Lenny ... sound effects editor
Colin Martin ... dubbing mixer
Dave Sloss ... adr mixer / foley recordist
Julie Ankerson ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Ben Ashmore ... special effects technician
Karl Ayton ... special effects assistant
Ben Broadbridge ... sfx trainee
Anthony S. Ciccarelli ... special effects technician
Alex Gurucharri ... special effects
Jonathan Harris ... special effects technician
Tom Harris ... special effects supervisor
Jem Lovett ... senior technician: model unit (as Jeremy Lovett)
Nicky O'Sullivan ... special effects technician
Mark Roberts ... special effects: model unit
Barry Woodman ... special effects
Dean Ford ... special effects trainee: model unit (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Phil Attfield ... digital effects supervisor
Simon Carr ... digital artist
Roy Field ... director of photography: model unit
Simon Frame ... joint digital effects supervisor
Martin Gutteridge ... model unit director / visual effects supervisor
Tom Harris ... visual effects supervisor
Gruff Owen ... digital compositor
Tom Hocking ... digital artist (uncredited)


Chris Carey ... stunts
Jordi Casares ... stunt arranger
Ángel Gómez Fernández ... stunts
Jorge Huergo ... stunts
Rowley Irlam ... stunts
Theo Kypri ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

Christian Abomnes ... first assistant camera
Martin Cox ... electrician
Vince Goddard ... gaffer
Keith Manning ... grip: model unit
Steve Murray ... camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Elvis Davis ... set costumer
Katherine Fanthorpe ... wardrobe assistant
Alan Flyng ... wardrobe master
Barbara Rutter ... costume supervisor

Music Department

Tom Jenkins ... assistant engineer

Script and Continuity Department

Amanda Lean ... script supervisor
Paul Rutman ... script editor

Additional Crew

Jon Baker ... armorer
Martin Bibbings ... military advisor
Fliss Coombs ... unit publicist
Sasha Harris ... production coordinator
Simon Hill ... assistant accountant
Dan Knight ... floor runner
Steve Morphew ... stand-in: Ioan Gruffudd
Louise O'Malley ... production accountant
Jeff Peacock ... military advisor
Natalie Rogers ... assistant to producer
Gerry Savage ... unit nurse
Marlea Willis ... unit publicist
Mauricio Pedroza ... production assistant (uncredited)
Derek Warman ... fire officer (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Hornblower - Meuterei (Germany)
  • As Aventuras de Horatio Hornblower - O Motim (Brazil)
  • Hornblowerin seikkailut: Kapina (Finland)
  • Őfelsége kapitánya: Zendülés (Hungary)
  • Kapetan Hornblouer: Pobuna (Serbia)
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  • 98 min
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Trivia 2nd Lieutenant Bush (Paul McGann) was cast in the title role in contemporary Napoleonic Wars television series, Sharpe (1993) however, two weeks into filming of the first episode in Ukraine, McGann injured his knee playing football and was forced to withdraw. When production started again a month later, Sean Bean took over the role that made him famous. See more »
Goofs When Captain Sawyer orders grog at high noon, he shouts "We'll splice the Main Brace!" which draws a cheer from his crew. Now the phrase "Splice the Main Brace" is a celebratory call before a drink; however, during the age of sail under its original meaning, the phrase was an order to undertake one of the most difficult tasks on-board ship involving splicing the principal line controlling the rotation of the main sail (anyone who desired to do it received an extra issue of rum). The task was long and arduous and critically important for the safety of the ship. Thus, when Captain Sawyer gave this order, his crew would have been looking at hours of work ahead of them with no reason to cheer. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2001). See more »
Quotes Capt. James Sawyer: Liberty, equality, stupidity!
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