Horatio Hornblower Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Horatio Hornblower the Movie

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Adventure on the high seas in these adaptations of C.S. Forester's popular novels, which are set in the late 18th-century. Hornblower (Gruffudd) is a young recruit who rises through the ranks of the King's Navy as the British battle the French. "The Duel" provides the introduction to Hornblower and his mentor, Captain Pellew (Lindsay). "The Fire Ships" has Hornblower preparing for his lieutenant's exam. "The Duchess and the Devil" finds Hornblower escorting the Duchess of Wharfedale (Lunghi) to England with important naval dispatches. "The Wrong War" finds the Brits preparing a coup against the French Republican government.

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VideoPreview Collection, National Fulfillment Center, PO Box 4055, Santa Monica, CA 90405, Toll-free: 800-771-9232, Fax: (310)399-4844

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 400 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 19th Century, Military: Navy, Adventure Drama, Sail Away
Screenplay
Russell Lewis, Mike Cullen, Patrick Harbinson
Cast
Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Denis Lawson, Cherie Lunghi, Anthony Sher, Samuel West, Andrew Tiernan, Ronald Pickup
Cinematography
Alec Curtis, Neve Cunningham
Director
Andrew Grieve

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