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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Captain Ahab: Where was he, Captain? Not dead, was he? Not killed?
Capt. Gardiner: My boy! I lost a whale boat! My own son was on that boat! For God's sake, help me find him!
Captain Ahab: No ... no ... do not ask me.
Capt. Gardiner: I know you, Ahab! You must help me! Let me charter your ship, sir, and I'll pay you handsomely! You must! You must and you shall do this for me, Ahab.
Captain Ahab: The whale, Captain Gardiner! Where was he when you last laid eyes on him?
Capt. Gardiner: I'll not go till you say aye to me, Ahab. I know you have a child of your own, safe in Nantucket.
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A worthy re-make
31 July 1998 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

TV movies are often flat and rushed. Not this one!

Patrick Stewart is amazing as Ahab. The actor slowly disappears and before our very eyes emerges a true monster -- a man who knows what he is doing and could stop himself, but does not. This is the real horror and tragedy of Ahab. It is also our own horror and tragedy because we all have within us what drives Ahab -- namely, pride and ego.

The FX are grand and the cast is excellent. It is a truly worthy re-make of the enduring classic.


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