Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy, Robert Pugh
Director: Peter Weir
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama
Release Date: November 14, 2003
Oscar Winner: Won 2 Oscars in 2004


Based on the best-selling novels of Patrick O'Brian, the film stars Russell Crowe as "Lucky" Jack Aubrey, who pits his crew of the H.M.S. Surprise against a much better armed and ruthless privateer, in a chase that takes him all the way to the far side of the world. Rising newcomer Paul Bettany ("A Beautiful Mind") plays the ship's surgeon Dr. Stephen Maturin.