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.
8 April 2001 (USA)
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Horatio Hornblower: The Mutiny
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
Nicolas Jones (Lieutenant Buckland) also had a starring role as the Quartermaster, Fletcher, in Sharpe's Company (1994), another British television Napoleonic Wars series based on an historical novel. See more
When Styles and Randall are fighting, it is obvious they are intentionally not hitting each other, and are really "movie fighting". See more
Boatswain's Mate Styles
Don't worry, kid. Stick with me you'll grow up as bitter as the rest of us.
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