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Master and Commander (2003)  link to Master and Commander on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 860

poster Master and Commander

IMDb Rating:
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7.4/10 (190486 votes)

Country: USA, 138 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, French, Portuguese

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Adventure, War, History

Director(s): Peter Weir

Video Codec: Unknown

In April 1805 during the Napoleonic Wars, H.M.S. Surprise, a British frigate, is under the command of Captain Jack Aubrey. Aubrey and the Surprise's current orders are to track and capture or destroy a French privateer named Acheron. The Acheron is currently in the Atlantic off South America headed toward the Pacific in order to extend Napoleon's reach of the wars. This task will be a difficult one as Aubrey quickly learns in an initial battle with the Acheron that it is a bigger and faster ship than the Surprise, which puts the Surprise at a disadvantage. Aubrey's single-mindedness in this seemingly impossible pursuit puts him at odds with the Surprise's doctor and naturalist, Stephen Maturin, who is also Aubrey's most trusted advisor on board and closest friend. Facing other internal obstacles which have resulted in what they consider a string of bad luck, Aubrey ultimately uses Maturin's scientific exploits to figure out a way to achieve his and the ship's seemingly impossible goal.



photo Russell Crowe Russell Crowe Capt. Jack Aubrey
photo Paul Bettany Paul Bettany Dr. Stephen Maturin, Surgeon
photo James D'Arcy James D'Arcy 1st Lt. Tom Pullings
photo Chris Larkin Chris Larkin Capt. Howard, Royal Marines
photo Max Pirkis Max Pirkis Blakeney, Midshipman

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.55:1