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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ships (1998)

Action/Adventure/Drama · 1h 33m

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Description

In the dark days of the Napoleanic War: Horatio Hornblower (Titanic's Ioan Gruffudd) and the crew of the Indefatigable are put on half rations. But Hornblower is distracted from his hunger by the prospect of a commission, for Captain Pellew (Robert Lindsay) has nominated the young sailor for the lieutenant's exams. The Indefatigable sails to the African Coast to buy provisions. While ashore, Hornblower and his men and exposed to the Black Plague. He proposes that they serve their three-week quarantine by sailing another ship back to Gibraltar to rendezvous with the fleet. The mission proves that the real test of a sailor's worth comes at sea, not in the examination hall.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Country

United Kingdom

Production Companies

A+E Networks, Ecou Films, Meridian Broadcasting, United Film and Television Productions
Cast
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Ioan Gruffudd

Acting Lt. Horatio Hornblower
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Robert Lindsay

Capt. Sir Edward Pellew
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Denis Lawson

Capt. 'Dreadnought' Foster
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Ian McNeice

Tapling
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Andrew Tiernan

Bunting
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Jonathan Coy

Lt. Bracegirdle
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Ian McElhinney

Capt. Hammond
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Paul Copley

Matthews
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Chris Barnes

Finch
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Sean Gilder

Styles
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Simon Sherlock

Oldroyd
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Colin MacLachlan

Master Bowles
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Rupert Holliday-Evans

Steward
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Frank Boyce

Midshipman Cleveland
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Peter Corey

HM Consul Duras
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Simon Slater

Cmdr. Morris
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Frank Rozelaar-Green

Spanish captain
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Jonathan Aris

Clerkly officer
Crew
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Andrew Grieve

Director
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C.S. Forester

Writer
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Mike Cullen

Writer
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Andrew Benson

Producer
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Neve Cunningham

Cinematograpy
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Keith Palmer

Editor
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ships

(DVD)

1/25/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

Horatio Hornblower Vol. II - The Fire Ships

(DVD)

4/11/1999

Disc Title Front Cover

Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ships

(DVD, Digibook)

9/24/2008

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