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Hornblower: Duty ()


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Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert... See more »

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Commander Horatio Hornblower
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Admiral Sir Edward Pellew
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Lieutenant Bush
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Wolfe
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Prowse
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Maria Hornblower
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Mrs. Mason
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Matthews
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Styles
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Captain Bracegirdle
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Etheridge
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Steward James Doughty
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Orrock
David Birkin ...
Jerome
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Betsy
Timothy Deenihan ...
Maguire
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Parson
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Nicola Jane Reading ...
Signalman's wife

Directed by

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Andrew Grieve

Written by

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Stephen Churchett ... (screenplay)
 
C.S. Forester ... (novel "Horatio and the Hotspur")

Produced by

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Andrew Benson ... producer
Michele Buck ... executive producer: Granada/LWT
Liz Bunton ... line producer
Delia Fine ... executive producer: A&E Network
Emilio Nunez ... supervising producer

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

Cinematography by

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Chris O'Dell

Film Editing by

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Keith Palmer

Editorial Department

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Simon Harris ... assistant film editor
Steve Lee ... assistant on-line editor
Vincent Narduzzo ... telecine colorist (as Vince Narduzzo)
Shane Warden ... editor: video tape

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Susie Parriss

Production Design by

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Rob Harris

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Stephen Campbell
Paul Cross
Peter Wenham

Set Decoration by

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Tina Jones

Costume Design by

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John Mollo

Makeup Department

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Suzan Broad ... hair designer / makeup designer
Maureen Hannaford-Naisbitt ... makeup artist
Joe Hopker ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Gail Kennett ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Radford Neville ... first assistant director

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Dave Channon ... construction manager
Robert Channon ... scenic painter
Garry Dawson ... stand-by props
Katie Lee ... props buyer

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James Bain ... sound maintenance
Rudi Buckle ... sound recordist
Enzo Cannatella ... sound effects editor
Michael Crouch ... supervising sound editor
Pietro Dalmasso ... assistant dubbing mixer
Colin Martin ... dubbing mixer
Dave Sloss ... foley recordist
Mark Verner ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Alex Gurucharri ... special effects
Tom Harris ... special effects
Jeremy Lovett ... senior technician: model unit
Mark Roberts ... special effects technician: model unit

Visual Effects by

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Phil Attfield ... digital effects supervisor
Robin Beard ... digital effects artist
Neil Cunningham ... visual effects supervisor
Tom Hocking ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Jeff Hewitt-Davis ... stunt arranger
Paul Kennington ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Christian Abomnes ... first assistant camera / focus puller
Martin Cox ... electrician
Paul Donachie ... camera operator
James Foster ... second assistant camera
Vince Goddard ... gaffer
Gwilym Hoosen-Owen ... electrician
Nigel Stone ... director of photography: model unit

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alan Flyng ... wardrobe master
Barbara Rutter ... costume supervisor

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Peter Foster ... runner
Linda Gibson ... script supervisor
Will Gould ... script editor
Rob Grundy ... supervising armorer
Martin Gutteridge ... director: model unit
Sasha Harris ... production coordinator
Louise O'Malley ... production accountant
Douglas Ray ... contact: London (as Douglas M. Ray)
Natalie Rogers ... assistant to producer
Derek Wax ... script executive
Marlea Willis ... senior unit publicist: A&E Network

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Now married to Maria, Horatio Hornblower is soon sent by Admiral Pellew in search of the sloop Grasshopper captained by their old friend, Bracegirdle. The ship had been patrolling a stretch of French coast but had not sent in a report for over two weeks. During a raging storm they take aboard two passengers, an American woman and her French speaking Swiss husband. They are not what they pretend to be. Horatio and his men also encounter Wolfe, the Irish rebel turned traitor and now fighting France. They also realize exactly what Wolfe's plan is when they see three French frigates riding high in the water near his encampment. At home, Horatio is getting used to marriage and having to share his life with someone. Written by garykmcd

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Also Known As
  • Hornblower - Pflichten (Germany)
  • Hornblowerin seikkailut: Velvollisuus (Finland)
  • Hornblower - L'arte del comando (Italy)
  • Капитан Хорнблауэр: Долг (Russia)
  • Хорнблоуър: Дълг (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 96 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Mr. Proust says, "come to port" when telling the helmsman to steer to the left. However, the term "larboard" was the nautical term for left in use before the Royal Navy authorized the use of "port" in 1844. See more »
Goofs Bush and Hornblower refer to the shell which Hornblower extinguished as a "five inch". The cannon was clearly no more than a 12 pound gun which would have had a bore diameter of about 3.7 inches. A five inch gun would have been too large to be easily moved by hand as shown in the scene. See more »
Movie Connections Follows Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Yankee Doodle See more »
Quotes Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: Bonaparte's nothing to offer Ireland but misery and bloodshed. Ha! That's why England has a right to demand Irish loyalty!
Commander Horatio Hornblower: Yes Sir, although...
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: Huh?
Commander Horatio Hornblower: It is perhaps better to earn loyalty than to demand it.
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. When I became a man I put away childish things.
Commander Horatio Hornblower: Sir?
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: You know Hornblower, it's very hard for a father to see his children grow up.
Commander Horatio Hornblower: I'm not sure I understand you sir.
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew: I daresay you will.
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