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Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001)

Hornblower: Retribution (original title)
Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.

Director:

Andrew Grieve

Writers:

C.S. Forester (stories), Ben Rostul (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Ian McElhinney ... Captain Hammond
John Castle ... Captain Collins
Gilly Gilchrist ... Randall
Antonio Gil ... Colonel Francisco Manuel Ortega (as Antonio Gil-Martinez)
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Storyline

Before taking the Renown back to Jamaica for their court martial on charges of mutiny, Hornblower, Kennedy, and Bush convince an insecure and indecisive Lt. Buckland, now acting captain, that it would be appropriate to launch a surprise attack on the Spanish fortress at Santo Domingo. Matters are complicated when the inept Buckland incurs the enmity of the local rebels, who now regard them as enemies too. Captain Sawyer's increasing paranoia, deserting seamen, Buckland's growing jealousy of Hornblower, and the duplicity of the Spaniards all complicate the already perilous situation. Written by Gabe Taverney {duke1029@aol.com}

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Adventure | Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Philip Glenister (Gunner Hobbs) and Paul Copley (Matthews) starred together in Life on Mars (2006). See more »

Goofs

After Wellard dies he is clearly still breathing. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Cmmdre. Sir Edward Pellew: I wish you... a safe voyage.
3rd Lt. Horatio Hornblower: Thank you, sir.
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Follows Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999) See more »

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The best till now
28 April 2001 | by PeeJaySee all my reviews

The 'Mutiny' and 'Retribution' parts of the Hornblower series are the best till now. Even when the books do not develop characters much, and the previous parts give some lines, it is in these two parts that the series comes to an height. Good acting and beautiful photography, and a good story; it all makes this series worth watching, and especially these parts. Themes like good leadership, loyalty, honour, friendship are in potential not very easy to be communicated in these times, but in this case it is done in the right and proper way... never overdone, never unbalanced. In short, a good cast, nice story, good photography, good plot, very good acting: *****


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