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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Cast

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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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This was the second time that Patrick Stewart played the captain of a ship and quoted lines from Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick". He previously did so in Star Trek: First Contact (1996). See more »

Quotes

Starbuck: Sir, I must request that you put your foreign boys to work. Them sitting idle is affecting the morale. Did you not hear me, Captain?
Captain Ahab: They are not here as shipkeepers, Mr. Starbuck, or for any other purpose. They are here to find and slay the white whale.
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Connections

Version of Dämon des Meeres (1931) See more »

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South Australia
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[Sung by sailors as they swab the deck]
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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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