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In the best tradition of British comedy (Waking Ned Divine, Tight Little Island), Captain Jack is a story filled with pathos, self-deprecating humor and some outright lunacy about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Bob Hoskins, a master of comedy, heads a superb cast.
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.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.75 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Director : Robert Young
- Media Format : Color, Dolby, NTSC, Content/Copy-Protected CD
- Run time : 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Release date : December 6, 2005
- Actors : Bob Hoskins, Sadie Frost, Gemma Jones, Anna Massey, Peter McDonald
- Producers : Chris Craib, John Goldschmidt, Pippa Cross, Ronaldo Vasconcellos, William Sargent
- Studio : KOCH VISION
- ASIN : B000BFJM30
- Writers : Jack Rosenthal, Nick Davies
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #97,335 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The story is set in Whitby and follows Bob Hoskins who plays a sailor that wants to sail to the arctic and so he assembles a crew of misfits for his epic excursion.
As well intended as Captain Jack is, the results just didn't live up to it's aspirations and is at times very cliched and insipid. But it does have some nice shots of Whitby and would make ideal Sunday morning viewing for older viewers.