Horatio Hornblower: The Mutiny | 2000
The further adventures of early 19th century British Naval Captain Horatio Hornblower, based on the novel "Lieutenant Hornblower" by C.S. Forester. Horatio Hornblower languishes in a prison cell and tells his old mentor, Sir Edward Pellew, how he became imprisoned and charged with mutiny.
Captain Sawyer had become irrational, unjustly beating a young midshipman as the ship was threatened by two French frigates. Only Hornblower's ingenuity saved the ship from disaster. Hornblower was then punished and put on continuous watch. When the Captain found Hornblower asleep, he accosted him. The ship's officers then made plans to remove Sawyer from command. However, fate intervened and the Captain had a nasty accident -- he fell into the hold and was knocked unconscious. Lieutenant Buckland wished to assume command, but Doctor Clive refused to declare the Captain unfit. After Sawyer woke, he reassumed command just as the ship came under heavy fire from the Spanish fort in Samana Bay. Sawyer's actions caused the ship to run aground, but Hornblower risked his life and saved the ship. Then Hornblower forced the doctor to declare the Captain unfit to command. The Captain was placed under arrest in his cabin and the ship sailed out of danger.