After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

  1. Peter Weir

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Patrick O'Brian


  3. John Collee


Top Billed Cast

  1. Russell Crowe

    Russell Crowe

    Captain Jack Aubrey

  2. Paul Bettany

    Paul Bettany

    Dr. Stephen Maturin

  3. James D'Arcy

    James D'Arcy

    1st Lt. Tom Pullings

  4. Edward Woodall

    Edward Woodall

    2nd Lt. William Mowett

  5. Chris Larkin

    Chris Larkin

    Capt. Howard

Full Cast & Crew

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World



Status Released

Release Information

  • November 14, 2003


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 18m

Budget $150,000,000.00

Revenue $212,011,111.00



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