Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War
Original title: Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters
- TV Movie
- 1h 40m
Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.
Hornblower is called to take a company of British troops (which the sailors call lobsters because of their red coats) and a company of French nationalists to France to fight in the revolution. But Hornblower is horrified by the brutality of the French commander as he guillotines everyone in a village that destroyed his former home and his unwillingness to take part in the actual battles. However, when the commander and his men set out to rape and brutalize a young school teacher, Hornblower vows his protection of her. —John Sacksteder <email@example.com>
I love this series!
I agree that the acting is phenomenal, I too wish to see Sam West and Robert Lindsay in other productions, but it seems that there is very little available by way of backtracking their other works. I am tickled every time Lord Edrington gives one of his dry little commentaries, he would make an awesome verbal adversary. I can't remember where I heard this quote but it pops into my head when I watch Sam West's portrayal of the redoubtable Lord Edrington, "It's difficult to fight a battle of the wits with the unarmed." Not that HH is 'unarmed', but Lord Edrington seems to leave the Naval folk deliciously speechless rather frequently.
- Nov 16, 2004
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By what name was Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters (1999) officially released in Canada in English?Answer