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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Complete series cast summary:
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 Ishmael (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Elijah (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mr. Stubb (2 episodes, 1998)
Robin Cuming ...
 Peter Coffin (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mr. Flask (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Captain Ahab (2 episodes, 1998)
Piripi Waretini ...
 Queequeg (2 episodes, 1998)
Vivianne Benton ...
 Sal Coffin (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Bulkington (2 episodes, 1998)
Norman Yemm ...
 Carpenter (2 episodes, 1998)
Michael Jackson ...
 Shantyman (2 episodes, 1998)
Warren Owens ...
 Cook (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Little Pip (2 episodes, 1998)
Harold Hopkins ...
 Captain Peleg (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Captain Bildad (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Starbuck (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Father Mapple (2 episodes, 1998)
Matthew E. Montoya ...
 Tashtego (2 episodes, 1998)
Michael Edward-Stevens ...
 Dagoo (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Perth (2 episodes, 1998)
Apirana Taylor ...
 Dough Boy (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Fedallah (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Captain Boomer (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Captain Gardiner (2 episodes, 1998)
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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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15 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Моби Дик  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Gregory Peck (Father Mapple) portrayed Captain Ahab in Moby Dick (1956). See more »

Quotes

Mr. Flask: [pointing to Ishmael and Queequeg] Look at them two lovebirds.
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Version of Moby Dick (1956) See more »

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South Australia
Traditional
[Sung by sailors as they swab the deck]
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A marvelous rendition of a classic tale
18 November 1998 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Patrick Stewart gives an outstanding performance as the tragic and obsessed Captain Ahab. The film shines with a compelling storyline, talented cast, and stunning visual effects.


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