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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

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Summary: "Rich and vivid" (Variety). Russell Crowe proves he's got his sea legs in this ocean-faring epic about a 19th-century British warship captain's battle experiences on the high seas. Based on two books from Patrick O'Brian's 'Master and Commander' series, the film stars Crowe as Captain Jack Aubrey, commander of the good ship H.M.S. Surprise. Joined by a motley crew of characters, Aubrey steers a course toward death and destruction as they prepare to attack a superior French vessel. Nominated for 10 Oscars(R); winner of two including Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing. Paul Bettany co-stars. Directed by Peter Weir; screenplay by Peter Weir & John Collee, based on the novels by Patrick O'Brian. (PG13) (AC,V)

PRODUCER : Samuel Goldwyn Jr.,Duncan Henderson,Peter Weir,Alan B. Curtiss

CAST : Russell Crowe,Paul Bettany

WRITER : Peter Weir,John Collee,Patrick O'Brian

DIRECTOR : Peter Weir

Genre : Drama