About

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

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Directed by

Peter Weir

Written by

Peter Weir (Screenplay)
John Collee (Screenplay)
Patrick O'Brian (Novel)

Runtime

138 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The courage to do the impossible lies in the hearts of men.

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book 19th century surgeon navy napoleonic wars high seas naturalist sea battle english navy frigate self surgery weevil galapagos islands

Photos

Lists

#207 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Sound Editing Richard King

Oscar for Best Cinematography

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design