Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 20 mins

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Britain's Captain Jack Aubrey is a brash high-seas adventurer who maintains a strong bond with ship-surgeon Stephen Maturin. After conquering much of Europe already, Napoleon's forces have set their sights on taking Britain, so Aubrey and the crew of his ship, the HMS Surprise, take to the Pacific to intercept any attacking ships from the French fleet. When Aubrey eyes a renegade French super-frigate, the Surprise pursues, leading to an adrenaline-charged chase through the distant reaches of the sea. However, when his own ship is heavily damaged, he realises the task is not as easy as it seems.
Did you know? After learning to play violin for the movie, Russell Crowe referred to it as that hardest thing he'd ever done for a film. Read More
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as Capt. Jack Aubrey
as Pvt. Trollope, Royal Marines
as Nehemiah Slade, Able Seaman
as Barrett Bonden, Coxswain
as Joseph Nagle, Carpenter's Mate
as Capt. Howard, Royal Marines
as Preserved Killick, Captain's Steward
as 2nd Lt. William Mowett
as Joe Plaice, Able Seaman
as Mr. Hollar, Boatswain
as Boyle, Midshipman
as 1st Lt. Tom Pullings
as Padeen, Loblolly Boy
as William Warley, Cpt. of Mizzentop
as Hollom, Midshipman
as Mr. Hogg, Whaler
as Calamy, Midshipman
as Blakeney, Midshipman
as Black Bill, Killick's Mate
as Awkward Davies, Able Seaman
as Dr. Stephen Maturin, Surgeon
as Mr. Higgins, Surgeon's Mate
as Williamson, Midshipman
as Mr. Allen, Master
as French Captain
as Mr. Lamb, Carpenter
as Faster Doudle, Able Seaman


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Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

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Sound Designer
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Sound Editor
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Location Sound Recordist
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Casting Director

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Location Manager

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Special Effects Makeup Artist
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Stunt Director
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2.39:1 (Scope)
After learning to play violin for the movie, Russell Crowe referred to it as that hardest thing he'd ever done for a film.

Despite the book being set in 1812, the movie is set 7 years earlier. This is because the writers didn't wanted the enemy of the piece to be France rather than the United States, England at the time having declared war against Napoléon Bonaparte.

The cast attended a two-week boot camp where they were taught the ropes and what to do on board a frigate, including canon handling and basic sword skills.

This is the first movie to ever be filmed on the Galapagos Islands.