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The Endurance (2000)

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition (original title)
A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key ... See full summary »

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George Butler
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Cast

Credited cast:
Liam Neeson ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julian Ayer Julian Ayer ... Himself (Grandson of expedition member)
John Blackborow John Blackborow ... Himself (Grandson of expedition member)
David Cale ... Hubert Hudson (voice)
John Henry Cox ... William Bakewell (voice)
Mary Crean O'Brien Mary Crean O'Brien ... Herself (daughter of Tom Crean)
Steven Crossley Steven Crossley ... Alexander Macklin / 'Chippy' McNish / James Wordie (voice)
Brian d'Arcy James ... Frank Wild (voice) (as Brian Darcy James)
Drew De Carvalho Drew De Carvalho ... Frank Hurley (voice)
Dominic Hawksley Dominic Hawksley ... Thomas Orde-Lees (voice)
Roland Huntford Roland Huntford ... Himself (historian)
Ron Keith Ron Keith ... Walter How (voice)
Tom McNeish Tom McNeish ... Himself (Grandson of McNish)
Simon Prebble Simon Prebble ... Ernest Shackleton (voice)
Paul Ricketts Paul Ricketts ... Frank Worsley (voice)
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A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members, plus archived audio interviews with expedition members, and a generous helping of the footage and still photos shot on the expedition. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Antarctica See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,931, 7 October 2001

Gross USA:

$2,453,083

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,453,083
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| (TV premiere)

Sound Mix:

Stereo
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Quotes

Himself - Narrator: Optimism was at the very core of Ernest Shackleton's personality. Known to all as the "boss", he was a born leader who was from his youth driven by the romantic quest for adventure.
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Icily Gripping
16 October 2002 | by SqurpleboySee all my reviews

This is the most unbelievable TRUE story I have ever seen! Thank God I walked into it not knowing anything about Shackleton or the cataclysmic expedition he and his men endured for almost two years of their lives; I was mesmerized by the tale and STUNNED by the conclusion!

Without a doubt, Sir Ernest Shackleton is one of the bravest, loyal, and awe-inspiring men I have ever heard of. This documentary does everything right in trying to tell his (and his crew's) story without sensationalizing or mythifying his character. Use of actual still and motion picture photography from the doomed expedition, letters from the crew, interviews and stories with grandchildren of the ship-men, new footage of the original Antarctic sites, and a beautifully written and delivered narration (by Liam Nieson) are blended together seemlessly to transport the viewer back in time, and into the terror that was the voyage of The Endurance.

Although Kenneth Branagh's SHACKLETON (2002) was a good effort and a fine telling, it truly could not capture the real tension, anticipation, expectation and real-life drama in the way this documentary did throughout (I found Branagh's version often played on obvious audience manipulators, ie., heavy-handed dialogue, hammered musical scoring, camera indulgence, etc.).

9/10. ENDURANCE is the greatest example of TRUTH being stranger than fiction, and so much more compelling!


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