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The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
30 August 2002 (Spain) See more »
Plot:
A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
10 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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David Thomson on Terrence Malick
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Liam Neeson ... Himself / Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julian Ayer ... Himself (Grandson of expedition member)
John Blackborow ... Himself (Grandson of expedition member)

David Cale ... Hubert Hudson (voice)
John Henry Cox ... William Bakewell (voice)
Mary Crean O'Brien ... Herself (daughter of Tom Crean)
Steven Crossley ... Alexander Macklin / 'Chippy' McNish / James Wordie (voice)

Brian d'Arcy James ... Frank Wild (voice) (as Brian Darcy James)
Drew De Carvalho ... Frank Hurley (voice)
Dominic Hawksley ... Thomas Orde-Lees (voice)
Roland Huntford ... Himself (historian)
Ron Keith ... Walter How (voice)
Tom McNeish ... Himself (Grandson of McNish)
Simon Prebble ... Ernest Shackleton (voice)
Paul Ricketts ... Frank Worsley (voice)
Jonathan Shackleton ... Himself (Cousin of Shackleton)
Ian Stuart ... Lionel Greenstreet (voice)
Peter Wordie ... Himself (Son of J. Wordie)
Ernest Shackleton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
George Butler 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Caroline Alexander (book)

Caroline Alexander (written by) &
Joseph Dorman (written by)

Produced by
Caroline Alexander .... executive producer
Paula Apsell .... executive producer
Prudence Arndt .... archival producer
George Butler .... producer
Bowe Ferrer .... associate producer
L. Dennis Kozlowski .... executive producer
John M. Levinson .... associate producer (as Dr. John M. Levinson)
John H. MacBain .... associate producer
John Mack .... executive producer
Terrence Malick .... executive producer
Edward R. Pressman .... executive producer
Louise Rosen .... co-producer
Mike Ryan .... executive producer
Sarah Scully .... associate producer
Steven Stoke .... line producer
Werner Zehnder .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Small 
 
Cinematography by
Sandi Sissel 
 
Film Editing by
Melissa Hacker 
Joshua Waletzky 
 
Production Management
Robert Warmflash .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Margaret Crimmins .... sound designer
Peter Miller .... sound
Greg Smith .... sound editor
Peter Waggoner .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Wiskes .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Keith Yurevitz .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Castaldi .... camera operator
Tom Hurwitz .... additional cinematographer
Paul Marbury .... assistant camera
Scott Ransom .... additional camera operator: Antarctic
John M. Roche .... second electrician: reunion segment
Jeff Victor .... additional camera operator
 
Animation Department
Joshua Waletzky .... director of photo animation
 
Editorial Department
Marion Delarche .... assistant editor
Johanna Giebelhaus .... assistant editor
Jessica Lucas .... assistant editor
Martin Quaden .... production assistant: post-production
Michael Yetter .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Nathaniel Reichman .... assistant music
 
Other crew
Lindsay Kirkley .... production assistant
Jennifer Latham .... production coordinator
Christopher Dillon Quinn .... title designer
Christopher T. Sadler .... assistant production coordinator
Sarah Scully .... researcher: photo-film
 

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"The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition" - USA (original title)
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97 min | Germany:90 min (25 fps) (TV premiere)
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
It's all about leadership, 5 July 2004
Author: doug-284 from Chicago, IL

This movie shows that it's all about quality of leadership.

Shackleton put an ad in the paper for the journey:

"Men wanted for Hazardous Journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success."

Would you sign up for an inland trek over the South Pole? I know that I would not, yet over a thousand men answered the ad. The men that Shackelton led were skilled men but not all that out of the ordinary. They had the same weaknesses as any other team. Keeping them from self destructing and working towards the common mission was an amazing accomplishment. And, the thing that made all the difference was the quality of the leadership of Ernest Shackleton.

This movie is wonderful for leadership training. Everyone who is going through troubles and is in a position of leadership can easily spot parallels to their own situation in the movie.

Shackleton's virtues of concern for his men and desire to keep up their morale shine through in this movie. On one occasion he even makes a decision which doesn't make sense but serves to keep up the hopes of the men.

I would show this movie to a group of businessmen in a competitive market, to an executive board faced with tough decisions or to a church leadership team in need of encouragement and strengthening. It shows what is common in all human lives (adversity) and what is uncommon (an extraordinary faith and perseverance).

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