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MASTER & COMMANDER:
THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy, Lee Ingleby, George Innes, Mark Lewis Jones, Chris Larkin, Richard McCabe, Robert Pugh, David Threlfall

Director: Peter Weir
Written by: John Collee, Larry Ferguson, Patrick O'Brian, Peter Weir Distributor: 20th Century Fox

US: 11/14/03
UK: 21/11/03

Based upon the tenth novel in the Master and Commander series by Patrick O'Brian. Incorporates elements from all 20 in the series set during the early 19th century Napoleonic Wars, following the high seas adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey and his ship surgeon Stephen Maturin (also a spy). The plot has been changed from the 1812 war between Britain and the US, in which the Brits are trying to sink the pride of the US fleet. Instead the year is now 1805 and the enemy is the far more agreeable French!! (Agreeable as a foe, that is!) If this first film is successful, it could easily become the first in a long series of adaptations.

The Crowster goes all Brit in an exciting adventure of daring-do. The idea is to do a bit of a franchise if this takes off in the box office. Needs a smattering of sex though to get those randy 16-24 year old male demographics on movie seats - and I don't see ANY female names in the cast list. Should have gone more for an 18/19th Century Commander Bond methinks.
MEDIA BUZZ
4 Feb/Moviebus:Crowe boxes clever in 'Cinderlla Man'
13 Oct/ New York Times: Russell Crowe as Brit Sailor

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"Hello sailors... Yes that's correct, I'm THE Russell Crowe:
inventor of the Crowe's Nest!"




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"First Attack"
"Not A Moment To Lose"
"Run For The Horn"
"Whatever The Cost"
"Respect"
"Command Of The Ship"
"Far Side Of The World"
"Let Fly"

 


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