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The Endurance (2000)

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition (original title)
A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key ... See full summary »

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
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Julian Ayer ...
Himself (Grandson of expedition member)
John Blackborow ...
Himself (Grandson of expedition member)
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Hubert Hudson (voice)
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Mary Crean O'Brien ...
Herself (daughter of Tom Crean)
Steven Crossley ...
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Frank Wild (voice) (as Brian Darcy James)
Drew De Carvalho ...
Frank Hurley (voice)
Dominic Hawksley ...
Roland Huntford ...
Himself (historian)
Ron Keith ...
Walter How (voice)
Tom McNeish ...
Himself (Grandson of McNish)
Simon Prebble ...
Paul Ricketts ...
Frank Worsley (voice)
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A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members, plus archived audio interviews with expedition members, and a generous helping of the footage and still photos shot on the expedition. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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$18,931 (USA) (5 October 2001)

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$2,452,566 (USA) (8 November 2002)
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magnificent
13 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

At any point in this expedition, many would have given up or run out of ideas, but Ernest Shackleton's attitude reminds one of the Apollo 13 support crews in that failure was not an option. Everything great about the human species is seen in the efforts to discover an escape route from the pack ice, to find food in an almost lunar landscape and to send at least a few sailors to an island near the shipping lanes hundreds of miles from camp, the last chance for anyone to discover that Endurance's crew was still alive. Shackleton's refusal to give up, as well as resourcefulness in making unwasteful decisions, was the main reason for the rescue of the entire crew. Other than sled dogs, the antarctic didn't claim a single life

  • from this crew, anyway.



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