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Captains Courageous (1996)

Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Rudyard Kipling (novel), John McGreevey (teleplay)
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Urich ... Capt. Matthew Troop
Kenny Vadas Kenny Vadas ... Harvey Cheyne, Jr.
Kaj-Erik Eriksen ... Dan Troop
Robert Wisden ... Arthur Wayne
Duncan Fraser ... Long Jack
Sandra Nelson ... Mary Ann Troop
Terence Kelly ... Ted the Foul Up
Colin Cunningham ... Manuel
Robert Thurston ... Uncle Salters
Roger Cross ... Hannibal (as Roger R. Cross)
Eric Schneider Eric Schneider ... Purser
Campbell Lane ... Captain Abashai
Kevin Hansen ... Gino
Doron Bell ... Hans
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Spokesman (as Ken Camroux)
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Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by Dan Troop of a Gloucester fishing sailboat. Three months at sea, under a firm but fair Captain Troop (fair wages of $10.50 a month, if you don't work you don't eat). A hard life and a dangerous one, and a lot of growing up to do through hardship and tragedy. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Rated PG for a few mildly disturbing scenes | See all certifications »
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Connections

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I thoroughly enjoyed this movie
6 November 2003 | by ShazInCASee all my reviews

and not just for the joy of seeing the retired ship "Rotterdam" playing herself, as I once sailed on it, too, but also for the enjoyment of a good story well told.

I did find myself wondering throughout this movie how it is viewed by the people who want to tell children only non-scary fairy tales and such. This is a real grabber of a story of a boy facing scary situations and sadness, things that some people don't seem to want to have children face these days, even in books and movies.

Anyway, great story, great movie, and very enjoyable way to spend 2 hours.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitaines courageux See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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