Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World - Theatrical Trailer

Posted on: July 28, 2003 | Views: 30 | Comment

A British captain whose career aspirations seem to have hit a sandbar finds himself on a creaky ship, the HMS Surprise, delivering mail during the Napoleonic Wars. Suddenly, he's got the opportunity to defend the dignity of the Empire itself, but his ship has been damaged and his crew has suffered at the hands of enemy fire. Will he turn back and lick his wounds or move forward toward glory and hunt down the French privateer, the Acheron?

Based on Patrick O'Brien's novel Master and Commander, which was modeled on the Mediterranean exploits of Lord Cochrane at the turn of the 19th century.

 

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French navy • sea battle • Peter Weir • Russell Crowe • British navy • Napoleonic wars • war film • Acheron • Lord Cochrane • HMS Surprise • british history