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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World


Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Billy Boyd View All


Peter Weir (Director), Peter Weir (Screenplay), John Collee (Screenplay) View All

Released: Nov. 14th, 2003
Runtime: 2 hours, 18 minutes
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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Citizen Rules
Looking at the poster with the ship, raging sea and Russell Crowe one might not guess that this is a film about comradery, friendship and duty...all set aboard a British sailing ship, the H.M.S.
I also read somewhere that in the book the enemy ship is American working for the French, whereas in the film it is a French ship, If this has been changed because of current politics I am very disappointed.