Moby Dick (1998)

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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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Herman Melville's classic 1851 sea tale about the vengeful sea Captain Ahab who seeks to kill the great white whale who took his leg and is willing to forego the safety and endurance of his crew to do it. The tale is told from the vantage of the only surviving member, Ishmael, a young man who joins the crew of the Pequod for his first seafaring with the aid of his harpoonist friend, Queequeeg. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG for mild language and for some intense whaling action/violence | See all certifications »
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Starbuck: May God forgive you, Ahab, may God forgive you...
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Worth seeing for the lead actors
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Watching this made-for-cable version of one the great novels is worth your time, especially if you haven't already read the book. There's nothing too spectacular about it, and any sense of what the day-to-day life of the crew of an 18th century whaling is lost, but it's a well-made, straight-foward drama of one of the greatest stories ever told. Can anyone ever lose completely with material like this? Patrick Stewart is excellent as Captain Ahab, a man truly lost at sea as he obsessed over finding and killing the white whale that took his leg. Perhaps even better though is Ted Levine as Starbuck, the man who tries hard to be Ahab's conscience. The two actors are able to create a great tension that the director can't. *** out of ****


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