Master And Commander

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Fox / Miramax / Univeresal Released 2003

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Director:
Peter Weir
Released:
2003
Rating:
PG-13

Captain Jack Aubrey of the HMS Surprise, a cunning and seasoned captain who has recently received orders to capture or destroy a French vessel, Acheron--that has been wreaking havoc on British ships throughout the Empire. Acheron is a fast and powerful ship, and it will take all of Jack Aubrey's know-how (and some assistance from his ship's physician, Stephen Maturin) to take down the dangerous ship.

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Metacritic Score

  • 100

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Stupendously entertaining.

  • 100

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Rare proof that a gigantic production in contemporary Hollywood can possess a distinctive personality and its own approach to storytelling, Master and Commander: The Far Side of th...

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Few actors can be as convincing as leaders of men, and to see Crowe as Capt. Jack Aubrey in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is to see a consummate performer doing w...

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Capt. Jack Aubrey

Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany

Dr. Stephen Maturin, Surgeon

Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Barrett Bonden, Coxswain

James D'Arcy

James D'Arcy

1st Lt. Tom Pullings

Lee Ingleby

Lee Ingleby

Hollom, Midshipman

George Innes

George Innes

Joe Plaice, Able Seaman

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (7)

    • Production Budget - $150,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $93,927,920 (31st)
      Worldwide Gross - $212,011,111 (20th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $127,106,439
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $286,900,608

    • Other Production Companies:
      Samuel Goldwyn Films

    • Tagline:
      The Courage To Do The Impossible Lies In The Hearts of Men.

    • Filming locations include:
      Fox Baja Studios, Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico
      Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
      Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico

    • Music:
      Ghost of Time
      Composed by Iva Davies, Christopher Gordon and Richard Tognetti
      Performed by Iva Davies and Icehouse
      Featured Violin Performance by Richard Tognetti
      Orchestrated by Christopher Gordon
      Endless Ocean
      Composed by Christopher Gordon and Iva Davies
      Violin Concerto no. 3
      Strassburg" K.216, 3rd Movement
      Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      O'Sullivan's March
      Traditional
      Spanish Ladies
      Traditional
      Raging Sea / Bonnie Ship the Diamond
      Traditional
      Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
      Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
      Performed by The New Queen's Hall Orchestra
      (Barry Wordsworth conducting)
      Don't Forget Your Old Shipmates
      Traditional
      Adagio from Concerto Grosso Op. 6, no. 8 in G Minor Christmas Concerto
      Composed by Arcangelo Corelli
      Prelude (From the Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007)
      Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
      Performed by Yo-Yo Ma, cello
      Boccherini La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid. No. 6, Op. 30
      Composed by Luigi Boccherini

    • Academy Award Wins:
      1.
      Cinematography
      2.
      Sound Editing

      Academy Award Nominations:

      1. Picture -
      2. Director - Peter Weir (won by Peter Jackson for LOTR:TROTK)
      3. Editing
      4. Art Direction
      5. Costume Design
      6. Makeup
      7. Visual Effects
      8. Sound

      Golden Globes Nominations:
      1. Director - Peter Weir  (won by Peter Jackson for LOTR:TROTK)
      2. Actor - Russell Crowe  (won by Sean Penn for Mystic River)
      3. Best Drama

      BAFTA Awards Wins:
      1. Sound
      2. Costume Design
      3. Production Design
      4. David Lean Award

      BAFTA Nominations:
      1. Best Film
      2. Cinematography
      3. Visual Effects
      4. Supporting Actor - Paul Bettany  (won by Bill Nighy for Love Actually)

    • Alternate title - Master and Commander: Far Side of the World

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