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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Director Peter Weir's ("Witness") riveting mix of sweeping high-seas action and intense character study stars Russell Crowe as the captain of a British frigate charged with the protection of English territories during the Napoleonic Wars. When he spots a French warship off the coast of South America, Crowe and his loyal crew engage their opponent in a deadly cat and mouse chase, despite being massively outgunned. Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Billy Boyd co-star; based on the novels by Patrick O'Brian.

Year: 2003
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, Drama, Based on..., Action
Country: USA
Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Billy Boyd
Duration: 132 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains medium level violence.
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Location in store: Alice's 500 Greatest Films

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