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Captain Jack (Hoskins) is an irascible and irresistible sea captain with a strong antipathy for authority, a fondness for the ladies and an obsession with his predecessor, Captain Scoresby, who sailed from England to the Artic in 1791. Incensed by greater respect for Captain Cook, Jack is determined to retrace Scoresbys 1,300 mile voyage and install a plaque in his heros honor.
He sets sail in a boat not considered seaworthy by the authorities with an oddball crew of nautical novices, all of whom have some reason to leave home port. For a voyage such as this, "success" could very well be the trip itself.
There are so many better films that haven't made it to dvd. This was filmed in 1999, through soup and onto VHS, to fill some awful straight-to-video foreign crap genre that tricks... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Eli
Inspirational story based on true events. Bob Hoskins gives a great performance in the tilte role.Great film for the whole family.Published on February 24, 2009 by Mavrilon