Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 American epic period war-drama film co-written, produced and directed by Peter Weir, set during the Napoleonic Wars. The film s plot and characters are adapted from three novels in author Patrick O Brian s Aubrey–Maturin series, which includes 20 completed novels of Jack Aubrey s naval career. The film stars Russell Crowe as Aubrey, captain in the Royal Navy, and Paul Bettany as Dr. Stephen Maturin, the ship s surgeon. This is the second onscreen collaboration for Crowe and Bettany, both of whom previously co-starred in 2001’s A Beautiful Mind.

The film was a personal project of Fox executive Tom Rothman, who recruited Weir to helm the project. Filming took place on the open sea, on replica ships in the water tanks of Baja Studios, and on the Galápagos Islands. The film, which cost $150 million to make, was a co-production of 20th Century Fox, Miramax Films, Universal Pictures, and Samuel Goldwyn Films, and released on November 14, 2003. It was a moderate success at the box office, grossing $212 million worldwide.

The film was critically well received and garnered Weir the BAFTA Award for Best Direction. At the 76th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. It won Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing, but the rest of the categories were swept by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. In June 2021, a prequel film was announced to be in active development.


During the Napoleonic Wars, Captain Jack Aubrey of HMS Surprise is ordered to intercept the heavy frigate, Acheron, a French privateer. Acheron ambushes Surprise off the coast of Brazil, causing heavy damage while remaining undamaged by the British guns. The ship s boats tow Surprise into a fog bank to evade pursuit. Aubrey s officers tell him that Surprise is no match for Acheron, and that they should abandon the chase. Aubrey responds that Acheron must not be allowed to plunder the British whaling fleet and orders Surprise refitted at sea, rather than a lengthy return to port for repairs. Midshipman Blakeney has his arm amputated due to injuries sustained in battle. Shortly afterward, Acheron again ambushes Surprise, but Aubrey slips away in the night by using a decoy raft and ship s lamps.

Following the privateer south, Surprise rounds Cape Horn and heads to the Galápagos Islands, where Aubrey is convinced that Acheron will prey on Britain s whaling fleet. The ship s surgeon, Stephen Maturin, is interested in the islands unique flora and fauna, and Aubrey promises his friend several days exploration time. However, when Surprise reaches the Galápagos, they recover the survivors of a whaling ship destroyed by Acheron. Aubrey hastily pursues the privateer, dashing Maturin s expectation of more time to explore.

Surprise is becalmed for several days. The crew becomes restless and disorderly, and superstition begins to take hold among them. Midshipman Hollom, already unpopular with the crew, is named a Jonah by the sailors (someone who brings bad luck to a ship). As the tension rises, crew member Nagle deliberately bumps shoulders with Hollom as he passes him on the deck and is flogged for insubordination. That night, Hollom commits suicide by jumping overboard with a cannonball; Aubrey holds a service for Hollom the next morning. The wind picks up again, and Surprise resumes the chase.

The next day, Royal Marine officer Captain Howard attempts to shoot an albatross but accidentally hits Maturin instead. The surgeon s mate informs Aubrey that unless the bullet and a piece of cloth it took with it are removed soon, they will fester. He also recommends the delicate operation be performed on land. Despite closing on Acheron, Aubrey takes the doctor back to the Galápagos. Maturin performs surgery on himself using a mirror. Finally giving up the pursuit of the privateer, Aubrey grants Maturin the chance to explore the Galápagos Islands and gather specimens before they head for home. While looking for a species of flightless cormorant, the doctor discovers Acheron on the other side of the island. Maturin abandons most of his specimens and hurries to warn Aubrey. Surprise readies for battle once more. Due to Acheron s stronger hull, Surprise must be at close quarters to damage her. After observing the camouflage ability of one of Maturin s specimens, Aubrey disguises Surprise as a whaling ship; he hopes the French will be lured in to capture the valuable ship rather than destroy it. Acheron falls for the disguise, and Surprise launches her attack. With the back wheels of the cannons taken off, the cannons are angled upward and fire upon Acheron s mainmast while Captain Howard s Marine sharpshooters pick off the crew of Acheron from above. Acheron is disabled when the mainmast snaps and falls into the sea. Aubrey leads boarding parties, engaging in fierce hand-to-hand combat. Upon capturing the ship, Aubrey is informed by the ship s doctor that the French captain is dead and is given the Captain s sword.

Acheron and Surprise are repaired and Surprise remains in the Galápagos. Pullings is promoted to captain and ordered to sail the captured Acheron to Valparaíso. As Acheron sails away, Maturin mentions that their doctor had died months ago. Realising the French captain deceived him by pretending to be the ship s doctor, Aubrey gives the order to change course to intercept Acheron and escort her to Valparaíso, and for the crew to assume battle stations. Maturin is again denied the chance to explore the Galápagos, but Aubrey wryly notes that since the bird he seeks is flightless, it s not going anywhere. The two then play Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid by Luigi Boccherini as Surprise turns in pursuit of Acheron once more.


  • Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey
  • Paul Bettany as Stephen Maturin, Surgeon
  • James D Arcy as First Lieutenant Thomas Pullings
  • Edward Woodall as Second Lieutenant William Mowett
  • Chris Larkin as Captain Howard, Royal Marines
  • Robert Pugh as John Allen, Master
  • Max Benitz as Midshipman/Acting Third Lieutenant Peter Myles Calamy
  • Max Pirkis as Midshipman Lord William Blakeney
  • Lee Ingleby as Midshipman Hollom
  • Richard McCabe as Mr. Higgins, Surgeon s Mate
  • Ian Mercer as Mr. Hollar, Boatswain
  • Tony Dolan as Mr. Lamb, Carpenter
  • David Threlfall as Preserved Killick, Captain s Steward
  • Billy Boyd as Barrett Bonden, Coxswain
  • Bryan Dick as Joseph Nagle, Carpenter s Mate
  • Joseph Morgan as William Warley, Captain of the Mizzentop
  • George Innes as Joe Plaice, Able Seaman
  • Patrick Gallagher as Awkward Davies, Able Seaman
  • John DeSantis as Padeen Colman, Loblolly Boy
  • Mark Lewis Jones as Mr. Hogg, Master of the Whaler Albatross

In trying to find men who looked as though they were from the 19th century, Weir recruited many extras from Poland. Philip French noted that the casting of Crowe, an Australian, as a British naval hero followed a tradition in film (e.g. Errol Flynn as Geoffrey Thorpe in The Sea Hawk, Peter Finch as Lord Nelson in Bequest to the Nation, and Mel Gibson as Fletcher Christian in The Bounty).


Source material

The film is drawn from the Aubrey–Maturin novels by Patrick O Brian, but matches the events in no one novel. The author drew from real events in the Napoleonic Wars, as he describes in the introduction to the first novel, Master and Commander. Many have speculated as to which Royal Navy captain matches the fictional character most. The Royal Navy Museum considers Captain Lord Cochrane as the inspiration for the character in the first novel, Master and Commander. No specific real life captain completely matches Aubrey, but the exploits of two naval captains inspired events in the novels, Captain Thomas Cochrane, and Captain William Woolsey. Cochrane used the ruse of placing a light on a floating barrel at night to avoid capture. Woolsey, aboard HMS Papillon, disguised a ship under his command as a commercial boat; on discovering information that a rogue ship was on the other side of a small island, he sailed around the island and captured the Spanish ship by stratagem, on April 15, 1805.

The film combines elements from 3 different novels of Patrick O Brian, but the basic plot mostly comes from his tenth novel The Far Side of the World. However, in the film version, the action takes place in 1805, during the Napoleonic wars, instead of 1812 during the War of 1812, as the producers wished to avoid offending American audiences. In consequence, the fictional opponent was changed from USS Norfolk to the French privateer frigate Acheron. Acheron in the film was reconstructed by the film s special-effects team who took stem-to-stern digital scans of USS Constitution at her berth in Boston, from which the computer model of Acheron was rendered. The film excludes scenes in ports, and, besides Brazilian women in a single scene, the novels female characters were not adapted.

The episode in which Aubrey deceives the enemy by means of a raft bearing lanterns is taken from Master and Commander, while the episode in which Maturin directs surgery on himself, while gritting his teeth in pain, to remove a bullet is taken from HMS Surprise. The stern chase around Cape Horn is taken from the novel Desolation Island, although Acheron replaced the Dutch 74-gun warship Waakzaamheid, Surprise replaced Leopard, and in the book it is Aubrey who is being pursued around the Cape of Good Hope.


20th Century Fox executive Tom Rothman had wished to adapt O Brian s novels since first reading them, recognizing the potential for a film franchise. Becoming CEO, he recruited director Peter Weir to helm the project.


Great efforts were made to reproduce the authentic look and feel of life aboard an early nineteenth-century man-of-war. In addition to 2,000 hats and 1,900 pairs of shoes, some 400 pounds of hair were used on actors.

However, only ten days of the filming actually took place at sea aboard Rose (a reproduction of the 18th-century post ship HMS Rose). Other scenes were shot on a full-scale replica mounted on gimbals in a nearly 20-million-gallon tank at Baja Studios in Mexico, built for the filming of Titanic (1997).

There was a third HMS Surprise which was a scale model built by Weta Workshop. A storm sequence was enhanced using digitally composited footage of waves actually shot on board a modern replica of Cook s Endeavour rounding Cape Horn. All of the actors were given a thorough grounding in the naval life of the period in order to make their performances as authentic as possible. The ship s boats used in the film were Russian Naval six- and four-oared yawls supplied by Central Coast Charters and Boat Base Monterey. Their faithful 18th-century appearance complemented the historical accuracy of the rebuilt Rose, whose own boat, the Thorn , could be used only in the Brazilian scene.

Master and Commander was the first non-documentary film to shoot on-location in the Galápagos. Filming took place from June — November 2002.


Sound designer Richard King earned Master and Commander an Oscar for its sound effects by going to great lengths to record realistic sounds, particularly for the battle scenes and the storm scenes. King and director Peter Weir began by spending months reading the Patrick O Brian novels in search of descriptions of the sounds that would have been heard on board the ship—for example, the screeching bellow of cannon fire and the deep howl of a cannonball passing overhead.

King worked with the film s Lead Historical Consultant Gordon Laco, who located collectors in Michigan who owned a 24-pounder and a 12-pounder cannon. King, Laco, and two assistants went to Michigan and recorded the sounds of the cannon firing at a nearby National Guard base. They placed microphones near the cannon to get the crack of the cannon fire, and also about 300 yards (270 m) downrange to record the shrieking of the chain shot as it passed overhead. They also recorded the sounds of bar shot and grape shot passing overhead, and later mixed the sounds of all three types of shot for the battle scenes.

For the sounds of the shot hitting the ships, they set up wooden targets at the artillery range and blasted them with the cannon, but found the sonic results underwhelming. Instead, they returned to Los Angeles and there recorded sounds of wooden barrels being destroyed. King sometimes added the crack of a rifle shot to punctuate the sound of a cannonball hitting a ship s hull.

For the sound of wind in the storm as the ship rounds Cape Horn, King devised a wooden frame rigged with one thousand feet of line and set it in the back of a pickup truck. By driving the truck at 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) into a 30–40-knot (56–74 km/h; 35–46 mph) wind, and modulating the wind with barbecue and refrigerator grills, King was able to create a range of sounds, from shrieking to whistling to sighing , simulating the sounds of wind passing through the ship s rigging.

Richard Tognetti, who scored the film s music, taught Crowe how to play the violin, as Aubrey plays the violin with Maturin on his cello in the movie. Crowe purchased the violin personally as the budget did not allow for the expense. The violin was made in 1890 by the Italian violin maker Leandro Bisiach, and sold at auction in 2018 for US$104,000. Bettany learned how to play the cello for the role of Maturin, so the pair could be filmed playing with proper posture and technique instead of miming. The recording was dubbed in the final version of the film.


Iva Davies, lead singer of the Australian band Icehouse, traveled to Los Angeles to record the soundtrack to the film with Christopher Gordon and Richard Tognetti. Together, they won the 2004 APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award in the Best Soundtrack Album category. The score includes an assortment of baroque and classical music, notably the first of Johann Sebastian Bach s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007, played by Yo-Yo Ma; the Strassburg theme in the third movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart s Violin Concerto No. 3; the third (Adagio) movement of Corelli s Christmas Concerto (Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8); and a recurring rendition of Ralph Vaughan Williams s Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. The music played on violin and cello before the end is Luigi Boccherini s String Quintet (Quintettino) for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in C major ( Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid ), G. 324 Op. 30. The two arrangements of this cue contained in the CD differ significantly from the one heard in the movie.

The song sung in the wardroom is Don t Forget Your Old Shipmates , a British Navy song written in the early 1800s and arranged in 1978 by Jim Mageean from his album Of Ships… and Men. The tunes sung and played by the crew on deck at night are O Sullivan s March , Spanish Ladies and The British Tars ( The shipwrecked tar ), which was set to tune of Bonnie Ship the Diamond and called Raging Sea/Bonnie Ship the Diamond on the soundtrack.

Release and reception

Theatrical Release

On November 17, 2003, Master and Commander had its UK Premiere at the 57th Royal Film Performance, a fundraising event held in aid of The Film and TV Charity.

Box office

Hoping to draw adults during the film awards seasons, Master and Commander was slated for a release in mid-November. However, the film failed to reach the No. 1 spot on its opening weekend. It opened #2 behind Christmas comedy Elf in the first weekend of North American release, November 14–16, 2003, earning $25,105,990. It dropped to the #4 position in the second weekend and #6 in the third, and finished the domestic run with $93,927,920 in gross receipts. Outside the U.S. and Canada, the film grossed $118,083,191, doing best in Italy (at $15,111,841). The film grossed $212 million globally, barely recouping its $150 million budget.

Despite the success of Gladiator in 2000, also starring Crowe, the historical epic had lost much of its popularity among general audiences by the time of the Master and Commander release. In 2003, the box office was largely dominated by escapist and fantasy films, such as X2: X-Men United, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. In addition to being more erudite, Master and Commander s realistic and gruesome depiction of combat may have been too serious for audiences during the holiday season. O Brian s novels also had little name recognition.

Critical response

On review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, 85% of 219 critics gave the film an overall positive review, with an average rating of 7.6/10. The site s critics consensus states: Russell Crowe s rough charm is put to good use in this masterful adaptation of Patrick O Brian s novel. On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 81 out of 100 based on 42 critics, indicating universal acclaim . Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of B+ on an A+ to F scale.

Roger Ebert gave the film 4 stars out of 4, saying that it achieves the epic without losing sight of the human . The Guardian s Peter Bradshaw praised the film and Crowe s performance. New York Times critic A. O. Scott described the film as stupendously entertaining . However, Jason Epstein, also writing for The New York Times, criticized the film, taking issue with changes from the novel, Crowe s one-dimensional action hero , and implausible events in the script.

Christopher Hitchens gave a mixed review: Any cinematic adaptation of O Brian must stand or fall by its success in representing this figure. On this the film doesn t even fall, let alone stand. It skips the whole project. (The film omits completely the fact that the doctor and naturalist is also a spy for England—a key plot element in the novels.) Hitchens nonetheless praised the action scenes, writing: In one respect the action lives up to its fictional and actual inspiration. This was the age of Bligh and Cook and of voyages of discovery as well as conquest, and when HMS Surprise makes landfall in the Galapagos Islands we get a beautifully filmed sequence about how the dawn of scientific enlightenment might have felt.

San Francisco Chronicle film reviewer Mick LaSalle was generally downbeat and, after praising director Weir s handling of scenes with no dialogue, observed that Weir is less surefooted as a screenwriter. Having not read any of O Brian s novels, I can t say if the fault is in Weir s adaptation or in the source material, but halfway into Master and Commander, the friendship of the captain and the doctor begins to seem schematic, as if all the positive traits that an individual could have were divided equally between these two guys, just so they can argue. Their interaction takes on a preening quality, reminiscent of the interaction of the Star Trek characters four or five movies down the line. We come to realize that the specific adventure matters little except as a showcase for these personalities. Once that happens, the story involving the French ship loses much of its interest and all of its danger, and the movie starts taking on water. Master and Commander stays afloat to the finish, but that s all that can be said.


At the 76th Academy Awards in 2004, Master and Commander received ten nominations: Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects. It won the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing but lost the rest to The Return of the King. The film also garnered Weir the BAFTA Award for Best Direction.


Weir, asked in 2005 if he would make a sequel, stated he thought it most unlikely , and after internet rumors to the contrary, stated I think that while it did well…ish at the box office, it didn t generate that monstrous, rapid income that provokes a sequel. In 2007 the film was included on a list of 13 Failed Attempts To Start Film Franchises by The A.V. Club, noting that this surely stands as one of the most exciting opening salvos in nonexistent-series history, and the Aubrey–Maturin novels remain untapped cinematic ground.

In December 2010, Crowe launched an appeal on Twitter to get the sequel made: If you want a Master and Commander sequel I suggest you e-mail Tom Rothman at Fox and let him know your thoughts .

Film critic Scott Tobias wrote a positive retrospective article about this film in 2019, begrudging the fact that Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, another sea-faring film also released in 2003, had led to a string of Pirates of the Caribbean fantasy films, but there was no demand for a sequel featuring Captain Jack Aubrey and deeply rooted in historical facts of the Napoleonic Wars, the Age of Sail and the Age of Discovery.

In summer 2020, Vulture noted that the film is ripe for reappraisal. In January 2021, Crowe publicly defended the film from criticism.


In June 2021, it was reported that a second film is in development by 20th Century Studios, a prequel based on the first novel only, with Patrick Ness penning the script.

Year 2003
ReleaseDate 2003-11-14
RuntimeMins 138
RuntimeStr 2h 18min
Plot During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
Awards Won 2 Oscars, 23 wins & 90 nominations total
Directors Peter Weir
Writers Patrick O’Brian, Peter Weir, John Collee
Stars Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd
Produced by Todd Arnow,Alan B. Curtiss,Samuel Goldwyn Jr.,Meyer Gottlieb,Duncan Henderson,Bob Weinstein,Peter Weir
Music by Iva Davies,Christopher Gordon,Richard Tognetti
Cinematography by Russell Boyd
Film Editing by Lee Smith
Casting By Mary Selway,Fiona Weir
Production Design by William Sandell
Art Direction by Bruce Crone,Mark W. Mansbridge,Marco Niro,Héctor Romero
Set Decoration by Robert Gould
Costume Design by Wendy Stites
Makeup Department Edith I. Amezcua,Robin Beauchesne,Kate Biscoe,Barney Burman,Greg Cannom,Tere Chávez,Bridget Cook,Raul Covarrubias,Gabriel De Cunto,John M. Elliott Jr.,Greg Funk,Shaune Harrison,Edouard F. Henriques,Erin Henriques,Will Huff,Francisco Jaramillo,Belinda Jeffrey,Mary Kim,Barbara Lorenz,Brian McManus,Kim Messina,Lisa Meyers,Myke Michaels,Cindy Miguens,Matthew W. Mungle,Ellen Powell,Adrian Rigby,David Ruiz Gameros,Kim Santantonio,Raúl Sarmiento,Linda Leiter Sharp,Kathe Swanson,Christien Tinsley,Yolanda Toussieng,Keith VanderLaan,Rebecca Wachtel,Erwin H. Kupitz,Robert Maverick
Production Management Todd Arnow,Rafael Cuervo,Jeffrey Harlacker,R.J. Mino,Author Queries,Patrick Esposito,Ron Lynch
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Steven F. Beaupre,David M. Bernstein,Alan B. Curtiss,David R. Ellis,Adrian Grunberg,Malcolm Mcdonald,Michelene Mundo,Lucille OuYang,Susan Ransom,Susan Ransom-Coyle,Tyler Romary,Rebecca Strickland,Yumiko Takeya
Art Department Ernie Alvarez,Richard F. Anderson,James Arrigo,Larry Bellantoni,Carlos Benassini,Giovanni Bianchini,Charles Bible,Erin Boyd,William Boyd,Joe Campise,Giuseppe Carrozza,Jose Refugio Chaidez Marquez,Melanie S. Chretin,J. Alberto Cortez,Phil Cote,Donn Cross,Gary Deaton,Guillaume DeLouche,Daren Dochterman,Edward Edmison,Joe Elvington,David Forline,Heniberto Garcia,Anthony Gaudio,Scott Getzinger,George E. Hanson,Doug Harlocker,William Hawa,William Hiney,Mark Hitchler,Trey Howard,Ed Hulsebus,Kevin Ishioka,George Jenson,Jack Johnson,John S. Karas,Robert Kusler,David Ladish,Gerald Lehtola,Jennifer Lewicki,Domenico Mancino,Bobby Mara,René Marquéz,John Marshall,Rodolfo Martinez,Manuel Martínez,Gianfranco Masciotti,Melany Maximus,Todd McKibben,Tony Miller,Michael Molen,Angel Orona Moreno,Nick Navarro,Christopher Neely,Edward Nua,Keith O Brien,Ozmandias,Ron D. Peake,Tony Perez,Alberto Ramirez,Gabriela Ramírez,Rene Range,Eric Rood,Liza Rudolph,David Russell,Dale Saiger,Neil Saiger,Karla Sandoval,Nazzareo Sgolacchia,Meg Hyatt Snow,Cheryl Gould Strang,Dan Sweetman,Bill Taliaferro,Mario Torres,Lawrence W. Watson Jr.,Ingrid Weir,Raul Zemporal,Chris Buchinsky,Heidi Nahser Fink,Jane Fitts,Michael Goss,Ben Price,Gabriel Pérez
Sound Department Cesar Aguirre,Robbie Ashhurst,Andrew Bock,James Bolt,Derek Casari,Colin Cooper,Ronny Cox,Wendy Czajkowsky,Susan Dawes,John P. Fasal,Christopher Flick,Peter Gleaves,Kevin Globerman,Tim Gomillion,Laura Graham,Richard Grant,Jeff Greenberg,Phillip A. Hamilton,Gary A. Hecker,Doug Hemphill,Jeffrey A. Humphreys,Terry Isted,Phil Jeffers,Richard King,R.J. Kizer,John A. Larsen,Skip Longfellow,David Lucarelli,Michael Magill,Paul Massey,Khama Matiti,Tim McColm,Michael Miller,Michael W. Mitchell,Nancy Parker,Eric Potter,Andy Potvin,Charleen Richards,Art Rochester,Dennis Rogers,Katherine Rose,Nico Salvato,Scott Schmidt,Larry Spotts,Hamilton Sterling,Mike Stewart,Donald Sylvester,Michael Thompson,Jon Vogl,Hugo Weng,Anthony Woodman,Linda Yeaney,Fernando Cámara,Brent Ellingwood,Leon Sandoval,Kevin Sorensen,John Soukup
Special Effects by Robert Alidon,Roy Augenstein,Bret Barrett,Steve Bolan,Joe Branam,Roy K. Cancino,Michael Clarke,Robert Clarke,Guy Clayton,Robert Cole,Wayne Dawson,William Dawson,Jeff Duda,Roderic Mick Duff,David Eland,Steven Carlton Ficke,John Fontana,Sergio Jara Jr.,Sergio Jara,Roger Lifsey,Mary MacLachlan,Bobby Mara,Ross Martindale,Jim McIntyre,Robert L. Olmstead,Martha Susana Ramos,Brett Stach,Daniel Sudick,Richard Taylor,Joseph Walker,Leonel Zapien,G. Peter King,Roger Lewis
Visual Effects by Kimberly Adams,Blondel Aidoo,Matt Appleton,Joakim Arnesson,Rebecca Asquith,Jean-Luc Azzis,Katharine Baird,Bill Barr,Tom Barrett,Andy Barrios,John Baster,Jimmy Batchelder,Daniel Becerra,Kathleen Beeler,Elissa Bello,Jil-Sheree Bergin,Kelly Bergougnoux,Andrea Biklian,Tim Bird,Christopher Bonnstetter,Robert Bourgeault,Bridget Bourke,Jason Brackett,Phil Brennan,Brooke Breton,Melissa Brockman,Bela Brozsek,Shannan Burkley,Anthony Butler,Timothy Michael Cairns,Michaela Calanchini,Scott Camera-Smith,Colin Campbell,Derrick Carlin,Ozzie Carmona,Kathy Chasen-Hay,Grace Cheney,Patrick Clancey,Timothy Clark,Robbie Clot,Grady Cofer,Zachary Cole,Rafael Colon,Brian Connor,Michael Conte,Caitlin Content,Jay Cooper,Don Crawford,Julie Creighton,Brandon Criswell,Brice Criswell,Lee Croft,Steve Curd,Gail Currey,Brian Cuscino,Michael Degtjarewsky,Chetan Deshmukh,Jeff Doran,Mitchell S. Drain,Richard Ducker,Nika Dunne,Travis Dutch,Michael Eaves,David Ebner,Christopher Edwards,Sam Edwards,John Ellis,Helen Elswit,Leandro Estebecorena,Bill Eyler,Stefen Fangmeier,Mitchell Ferm,Michael Sean Foley,Andy Foster,Adam Frazier,Mark Freund,Julia Frey,David Fuhrer,Joe Fulmer,David Gainey,Ryan Galloway,Vicki Galloway-Weimer,Dawn Gates,Brian Gee,Richard Gentner,Tim Gibbons,Greg Gilmore,Paul Graff,Michael Grealish,Orin Green,Ben Grossmann,Paul Grossmann,Matthew Hackett,Brian Hanable,Jeff Hatchel,Monika Hawkins,Steven Hawkins,Maureen Healy,Pablo Helman,Michael Hemschoot,Geoff Heron,Clark Higgins,Robert Hill,Shawn Hillier,Sherry Hitch,Phillip Hoffman,Robert Hoffmeister,Larry Hoki,Ron Honn,Tommy Hooper,Stephanie Hornish,David Horsley,Adam Howard,Heather Hoyland,Peg Hunter,Jen Hutchinson,Nancy Hyland,Erich Ippen,Eddie Isho,Alex Jaeger,Sarahjane Javelo,Ian Jenkins,Darren Jones,Randy Jonsson,Zach Justman,Brad Kalinoski,Kristopher Kasper,Patrick Keenan,Joe Ken,Paul Kirwan,Mathew Lamb,Bill Laverty,Jennifer Law-Stump,Erik Lee,James Do Young Lee,Jack Lewars,Michael Logan,David Lombardi,Luke Longin,Mark Alan Loso,Tom Lynnes,Jules Mann,Tom Martinek,Marcel Martinez,Ray Massa,Richard Matthews,Paul Maurice,Kevin May,Jake Maymudes,Molly McCourt,Will McCoy,Jason McDade,Emma McGuinness,Nathan McGuinness,Rich McKay,Ryan Meredith,Matthew Merkovich,Joseph Metten,Todd Mitchell,Robert Moggach,Terry Molatore,Steve Molin,Jack Mongovan,Rodney Montague,Carlos Morales,Sébastien Moreau,Tim Morgan,Jim Morris,Danny Morrow,Bo Mosley,Michelle Motta,Kenn Moynihan,Steve Muangman,Michael Muir,Gayle Munro,Patrick Neary,Jessica O Keefe,Michael Olague,Jeff Olson,Alex G. Ortoll,Mayur Patel,Perri Pecora,Patrick Phillips,Chris Pinto,Anthony Pitone,Evan Pontoriero,Michael Porterfield,Kevin Prendiville,Chuck Ray,Mark P. Renton,Jay Robinson,Lee Robinson,Corey Rosen,Martin Rosenberg,Greg Roth,Gregory Salter,David Santiago,Kosta Saric,Eric Schafer,Gunther Schatz,Frederic Schmidt,Candice Scott,Steven J. Scott,Jamie Selkirk,Jerry Sells,Ira Shain,Amy Shepard,Dave Sidley,Ken Sjogren,Colum Slevin,Douglas James Smith,Hilary Sperling Stauffer,Brian Stempel,Jonathan Stone,Robert Stromberg,Frank Strzalkowski,Greg Stuhl,Russ Sueyoshi,Jeff Sutherland,Chris Taft,Darcie Tang,Frank W. Tarantino,Stephanie Taubert,Bridget M. Taylor,Chad Taylor,Dale Taylor,Jessica Teach,Paul Theren,Joel H. Thornton,Alex Tropiec Jr.,Guerdon Trueblood,Hans Uhlig,Brian Van t Hul,Marc Varisco,Bruce Vecchitto,Paul Vega,Pascale Ville,Talmage Watson,Susan M. Weeks,Jeff Werner,Ken Wesley,Bob Wiatr,Ronnie E. Williams Jr.,Gordon T. Wittmann,Jeff Wozniak,Kris Wright,Yuichiro Yamashita,Melva Young,Dean Yurke,Heidi Zabit,Patrick Zentis,Tom Zils,Rita E. Zimmerman,Jeff Barnes,Joel Behrens,Danny Braet,Felicia Faden,John Fragomeni,Trevor Hazel,Lloyd Hess,W. Regan McGee,Toby Newell,George Sakellariou
Stunts Joey Anaya,Christopher Critter Antonucci,Phil Aslaksen,Daniel W. Barringer,Chino Binamo,Steve Blalock,Joey Box,Jon Braver,Nick Brett,Jan Bryant,Richard Bucher,Richard Burden,Jacob Chambers,Stuart Clark,Doug Coleman,Scott Alan Cook,Critter,John T. Cypert,Max Daniels,Brian Danner,Darrell Davis,Loren Dennis,Danny Downey,Brian Duffy,Peter Epstein,Jeremy Fry,Mickey Giacomazzi,Troy Gilbert,Tad Griffith,Jimmy Hart,Zach Hudson,Terry Jackson,Craig Jensen,Brandon Johnson,Kim Kahana Jr.,Oliver Keller,Henry Kingi Jr.,Kim Robert Koscki,Theo Kypri,Luke LaFontaine,Kurt D. Lott,Rich Minga,Tom Morga,Mark Norby,Hugh Aodh O Brien,Chris O Hara,Vladimir Orlov,Charles Page,Chris Palermo,Sol Paradise,Víctor Quintero,Allen Robinson,Erik Rondell,Terence J. Rotolo,James Ryan,Singh Ryan,Gregg Sargeant,Myke Schwartz,Dennis Scott,Rick Shuster,Mike Snyder,Dan Speaker,John Tamburro,Cooper Taylor,Matthew Taylor,Mitch Toles,Clark Tucker,Pete Turner,Tim Weske,Brian J. Williams,Daniel Forcey,Pete Turner
Camera and Electrical Department Simon Akkerman,Sal Alvarez,John Anderson,Robert Anderson,Grace Atkins,Paul Atkins,Jamie Barber,Adam Barth,Kim Batterham,Sergio Berry,George Billinger III,Richard Bluck,Jeremy Brill,Mike Cahoon,A. Anthony Cappello,Robert C. Carlson,José Castellanos,John Cavill,Chris Centrella,Joaquin Cervera,Raúl Cortés,Gustavo Covarrubias,Chris Culliton,Willie E. Dawkins,Alan R. Disler,Chris Duffy,Bob Dunn,Michael S. Endler,David Eubank,Michael James Fahey,Harry K. Garvin,Andrew Glover,Oscar Gomez,Paul Gonsoulin,Jesús González,Pedro González,Luis Lara Guerrero,Joe Hanes,Stan Harrison,Matthew Haskins,Jennifer Ann Henry,Brad Hodson,Glen Holland,Michael Howell,Luis Miguel Islas,Stephen Johnstone,Gary Kangrga,Jeff Kluttz,Jordan Lapsansky,Kirsten Laube,David Lee,Rick Maddux,Leonardo Magdaleno,Anthony T. Marra II,J. Steven Matzinger,Hugh McCallum,Andrés Medina,Rafael Pache Mejía,Carlos Mendoza,Ray Milazzo,Skip Mobley,Reuben Morrison,Patrick Murray,Eduardo Oviedo,Heather Page,Ismael Parades,Phil Pastuhov,Patricio Pereda,Derick Pritchard,Martha Susana Ramos,Víctor Manuel Ramírez,Julio Recinos,Don Reddy,Steve Redondo,Alfredo Audel Roman,Guillermo Rosas,Jose Luis Sanchez,Luis David Sansans,Christopher A. Schenck,Charles Schner,Gary D. Scott,Kevin Scott,Nick Shuster,Matthew J. Siegel,Konrad Sigurdsson,Kelly Simpson,Bernard Sissel,Sandi Sissel,Tom Skulski,Tim Speed,John E. Stephens,Ian Strang,Justin Stroh,Bill Summers,Mark Suveg,Carlos Sánchez,Humberto Sánchez,Shawn Taylor,Stephen Vaughan,Leopoldo Vega Alvarado,Mauricio Vega,Naomi Villanueva-Brunner,James B. Walsh,Angus Ward,James D. Wickman,Alan Wilson,Michael Woolaway,Aaron G. York,Paul Zecchini,Maryan Zurek,Kane Asher,Nigel Burton,Ted Caloroso,Jesus Moroco Gonzalez,Brian Rosso,Michaele Shapiro,Andrew Stroud
Animation Department Chetan Deshmukh,Dani Morrow
Casting Department Judith Bouley,Louis Elman,Tom Gustafson,Kazimierz Suwala,Marek Zydowicz,Claudio Bautista,Nicole Hilliard-Forde
Costume and Wardrobe Department Anthony Almaraz,Roger Ceja Amezcua,Susan Anderson,Javier Arrieta,Rosa Isela Atondo,Myron Baker,Marcelina Barraza,Rosemary Burrows,Susi Campos,Alex Carey,Michael Castellano,Lee Clayton,Javier Delgado,David Fernandez,Julia Gombert,Silvia Gonzalez,Jorge Hernández,R.A. Hossie,Mary C. Lane,Noel Leonard,Dawn Y. Line,Francisco Mares,Alberto Martínez Luna,Marilyn Matthews,Carmen Mazarow,Sharon McCormack,José Luis Montero,Patrick O Driscoll,Sandra O Toole,Adolfo Ramírez,Ramona Rodriguez,Douglas J. Stewart,Hans Georg Struhar,Kacy Treadway,James W. Tyson,Larry Velasco,Elizabeth Velazquez,Enrique Villavicencio,Tanya Aanderaa,Darek Beeman
Editorial Department Gary Burritt,Fred Chandler,Marisa Clayton,Sassica Francis-Bruce,Anna Josenhans,John Lee,Eric A. Lewy,David McKimmie,Kristine McPherson,Ken O Keefe,Warren Paeff,Jim Passon,Martha Pike,Jon Poll,Kent Pritchett,Eric Putz,Hilda Saffari,Nathan Thrall,Carl Braz,Lonnie A. Mathes,Ryan Pannell
Location Management Michael John Meehan
Music Department Zoe Black,Tom Brown,Celeste Chada,Iva Davies,Robert Fernandez,Michael Fisher,Christopher Gordon,Mark Graham,Jim Hoffman,Jo Ann Kane,Ohkee Kim,Mike Knobloch,Robert Kraft,John Kurlander,Simon Leadley,Larry Mah,Maria Newman,Daniel Nielsen,Bryan Pezzone,John Rodd,Douglas Romayne,Marni Sanders,Steven L. Smith,Tom Steel,Damon Tedesco,Richard Tognetti,Joe Zimmerman,Thomas Cavanaugh,Sandy DeCrescent,Ellen Ginsburg,Rebecca Morellato,Eric Rigler
Script and Continuity Department Wilma Garscadden-Gahret,Pam Hislop,Brenda Lopez,Larry Ferguson,Akiva Goldsman
Transportation Department Richard Bailey,Tom Gilhooley,David Travis Grieb,Ron Kunecke,Russell McEntyre,Ken Sale,Joey Soriano,Wayne Stone,John Yarbrough
Additional Crew Maxine Abarbara,Lesley Aitkin,Tom Ajar,Jon Allen,Armando Amador,Lucy Amador,Heather Anderson,Anthony L. Arrow,Eric Ashford,Steve Auvenshine,Lourene Bevaart,Martin Bibbings,Matthew Thomas Blair,Chamonix Bosch,Thomas F. Bournival,Judith M. Brown,Jan Bryant,Candice Campos,Martin Castro,Elizabeth Chambers,Jesus Chavez,Orlando Chongo,Tom Chung,Christopher Ciketic,Todd B. Conklin,Kyle Cookmeyer,Kimberly Cooper,Angelica Cordova,Deborah A. Cornett,Vern Crofoot,Mick Crumplin,Blythe Daly,Miguel De Hoyos,Stel Deleon,Jan Dennehy,Judy Dickerson,Douglas Dow,Elizabeth Dunivan,Bill Feightner,Sam S Fernandes,Stefanie Fife,Tim Fitzgerald,Damien Fitzpatrick,Jonathan Focil,Stacy Foot,Greg Gabel,Yuria Goded,Ramiro Adan Gomez,Tizoc Gomez,Jennifer Gonzales,Peter Goodwin,Bradley Grant,Robert E. Greene,Francis Guevara,Randy Guiaya,Matthew Hamachek,Charles Handy,Al Harp,Gary Harper,Jake Hicks,Rick Hicks,Frank House,Mark D. Houston,Carole Humphreys,Matthew Humphreys,Judith Jennings,Gerardo Jordán,Jonathan Joseph,Helen Judd,Jeremy Katzman,Jason Z. Kemp,Jim Kochan,John LaBrucherie,Gordon Laco,Frank Ladner,Brian Lavery,Gerald Lehtola,Alex Leimone,Bill Leonard,Art Long,Mauricio Lule,Jorge Ernesto Luna,Raul Luyando,Kenneth Manzoni,Mauricio Marino,Sarah J. Mark,Cheryl Marshall,Alison McGillivray,Isaac Mejía,Douglas C. Merrifield,John Middleton,Carlos René Minera,Mauricio Minera,James Mitchell-Clyde,Daniel A. Mondschain,Susan Monsalve,Nicole Morales,Jeremy Mullen,Mimi Munson,John Nasraway,Janine McEuen Newell,Tracey Nichols,Ed Nyerick,Eamon O Farrill,Sandy O Neill,Sandra O Toole,Cal Ocampo,David Oliver,Elsa Orta,Rocío Ortega,Josh Payne,Quincy Perkins,Stacy Perskie,Trevor W. Peters,Jon Philion,Leon A. Poindexter,Claudia Porter,Eduardo Porter,Emily Pritchard,Aislinn Puig,Phil Quigley,Carla Raygoza,Andrew Reay-Ellers,Karina Renovato,Cindy Riches,Shaun Roberts,Carrie Roslan,Bruce A. Ross,Anna Roth,Ivor Shier,Nate Slater,Mary Small,Dan Speaker,Mollie Stallman,Michael Steinbach,Dennis Sterling,Jeffrey D. Stevens,Ron Stewart,Richard Stroh,Tony Swatton,Mark Swenson,Lloyd Thomas,Nils Thomas,Phyllis Thurber-Moffit,Scott Tivald,Richard Tognetti,Tania Amador Torres,Ernesto Trejo,Nick Truelove,Lee Tucker,Lisa Turner,Susie Valerio,Derek Jan Vermaas,Daniel B. Vicars,Rosa Isela Villegas,Jason Virok,Keith M. Wegner,Ned Wellman,Andy Weltman,Tim Weske,Will White,Tony Whitmore,Miguel Angel Wilkins,Ronn Wong,Chieko Woods,Joannes Woodward,Lee McDermott,Mario Perez,Ross Seymour,Jason Burke Sutter
Thanks Christopher Terrill
Genres Action, Adventure, Drama
Companies Twentieth Century Fox, Miramax, Universal Pictures
Countries USA
Languages English, French, Portuguese
ContentRating PG-13
ImDbRating 7.4
ImDbRatingVotes 220894
MetacriticRating 81
Keywords napoleonic wars,ship,royal navy,1800s,naturalist