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Horatio Hornblower: Retribution [2001]

Director:Andrew Grieve
Writer:Ben Rostul
Composer:John E. Keane
Length:100 minutes
(1 hour 40 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:8.4/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Hornblower tells of the events following the taking of the fort. The failures and the victories.

Reaction: A great ending to the story that was set up in Mutiny.

Personal Rating: 9/10

Andrew Grieve => Director
Ben Rostul => Writer
John E. Keane => Composer
C.S. Forester => Novels
Antonio Gil => Col. Francisco Manuel Ortega, Spanish Commander of Fort (as Antonio Gil-Martinez)
David Rintoul => Dr. Clive, Ship's Surgeon
David Warner => Capt. James Sawyer (HMS Renown)
Gilly Gilchrist => Seaman Randall
Hugh Quarshie => Francois Le Fanu, Rebel Leader
Ian McElhinney => Capt. Hammond, Member of Court
Ioan Gruffudd => 3rd Lt. Horatio Hornblower
Jamie Bamber => 4th Lt. Archie Kennedy
John Castle => Capt. Collins, Member of Court
Katia Caballero => Senora Ortega, Col. Ortega's Wife
Nicholas Jones => 1st Lt. Buckland
Paul Brightwell => Marine Sgt. Whiting
Paul Copley => Matthews, Boatswain
Paul McGann => 2nd Lt. Bush
Philip Glenister => Gunner Hobbs
Robert Lindsay => Cmmdre. Sir Edward Pellew
Sean Gilder => Styles, Boatswain's Mate
Terence Corrigan => Midshipman Wellard

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Continuity: When the Spanish prisoners break into the captains cabin, Captain Sawyer and Midshipman Wellard are standing behind the table, with Wellard to the Captains left. After they are shot, the scene showing them laying on the deck, now has Wellard to the Captains right.
  • It is based on the book Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester.
  • Revealing mistake: After Wellard dies he is clearly still breathing.