"And we are worth more to them undamaged. Their greed... will be their downfall. England is under threat of invasion, and though we be on the far side of the world, this ship is our home. This ship, is England. So it's every hand to his rope or gun, quick's the word and sharp's the action. After all... surprise is on our side!"
What's it about?
A Royal Navy ship of the coast of South America, the HMS Surprise, has the unenviable task of stopping a superior French vessel, the Acheron. After an inital battle proving the Acheron's superiority, Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) must choose. Retreat back to England and admit defeat? Or make repairs, hunt down the Acheron and try once again - a mission that's likely to equate to suicide?