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Moby Dick 

The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick!
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Series cast summary:
William Hurt ...  Captain Ahab 2 episodes, 2011
Ethan Hawke ...  Starbuck 2 episodes, 2011
Charlie Cox ...  Ishmael 2 episodes, 2011
Eddie Marsan ...  Stubb 2 episodes, 2011
Gillian Anderson ...  Elizabeth 2 episodes, 2011
Billy Boyd ...  Elijah 2 episodes, 2011
Raoul Max Trujillo ...  Queequeg 2 episodes, 2011
Daniyah Ysrayl ...  Pip 2 episodes, 2011
James Gilbert ...  Steelkilt 2 episodes, 2011
Matthew Lemche ...  Flask 2 episodes, 2011
Billy Merasty Billy Merasty ...  Tashtego 2 episodes, 2011
Onyekachi Ejim ...  Dagoo 2 episodes, 2011
Gary Levert Gary Levert ...  Perth 2 episodes, 2011
Richard Donat ...  Inn Landlord 2 episodes, 2011
Sandy MacLean Sandy MacLean ...  Quaker Preacher 2 episodes, 2011
Glen Matthews Glen Matthews ...  Tom 2 episodes, 2011
Stephen McHattie ...  Rachel Captain 2 episodes, 2011
Donald Sutherland ...  Father Mapple 2 episodes, 2011
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick!

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Adventure | Drama

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Official site [Germany]

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Germany | Austria

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English

Release Date:

1 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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$25,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The interactions between Ahab, Michigan & Stubb is reminiscent of captain Vere, Billy Budd & Master-at-arms John Claggart, the main characters of Billy Budd, another novel written by Moby-Dick's author, Herman Melville. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.190 (2011) See more »

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Huh?
21 August 2011 | by jmcdnnll99See all my reviews

It seems that each filmed version of Moby-Dick is compelled to be worse than the one before and that each embodier of the partially disembodied Ahab must make his predecessor seem better, not just in the distance of time but also in distanced performance. Who will underperform William Hurt I hope never to see. Each scriptwriter also must feel a need to demonstrate the superiority of Melville's original, both in his concept and execution. The most recent version appears somewhat like a Second City take on Moby-Dick Meets The Outsiders: all the tortured Jugendangst! Ethan Hawke does do a good C. Thomas Howell sendup, but Hawke should rather be doing a good performance of a first mate, one who is one step below the ship's master. Even the Pequod gets nonverisimilitude. A square-rigged whaler gets turned into a bark. If people cared enough to write, finance, film, and present what is generally regarded as a if not the preeminent work of American fiction, why was care and cash not more carefully scripted and directed? Even the cgi attempt at the whale of whales had the look of an audition submission for an early ScyFy project.


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