Oscar-winner Russell Crowe stars as "Lucky" Jack Aubrey, captain of the H.M.S. Surprise, in this epic film based on the best-selling novel series by Patrick O'Brian. Aubrey fearlessly leads his crew against a better-armed privateer in a chase that leads them to the far side of the world during the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Oscar-nominated director Peter Weir crafts a sweeping sea adventure co-starring Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, and Richard Stroh. (Original Title - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) - 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Universal Studios and Miramax Film Corp. All Rights Reserved.