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Hornblower: The Even Chance (1998)
Midshipman Horatio Hornblower joins the British fleet just as the French Revolution is about to change European history. But he has worries closer to home as he incurs the wrath of a shipmate named Simpson, a bully who everyone else avoids and placates. Events lead to a duel, but one of Hornblower's mates takes his place and is killed. At war with France, Hornblower and Simpson are assigned different ships, but are reunited when Simpson's ship is sunk. Events lead to another duel with different results.
Year: 1998
Country: UK
Directed by : Andrew Grieve
Written by : Russell Lewis
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Dorian Healy, Robert Bathurst, Paul Copley, Sean Gilder, Jamie Bamber
Literary source: C.S. Forester "Mr. Midshipman Hornblower"