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Shackleton (2002)

TV Movie  |  Approved  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Drama  |  7 April 2002 (USA)
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The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.

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John Grillo ...
Franks
Paul Humpoletz ...
Man in Audience (as Paul Humpeletz)
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Emily Shackleton
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Eleanor Shackleton
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Frank Shackleton
Cicely Delaney ...
Cecily Shackleton
Christian Young ...
Raymond Shackleton
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Rosalind Chetwynd
Gino Melvazzi ...
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Perris
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Frank Wild
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Jack Morgan
Mark McGann ...
Tom Crean
Abby Ford ...
Marcie
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The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.

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On the brink of death - courage was his only weapon.


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This project was written and directed by Charles Sturridge, who directed _Brideshead Revisited (1981) (TV)_. In this production he is reunited with Brideshead actors Phoebe Nicholls and John Grillo. See more »

Goofs

When the men start hauling their boats over the ice, we see the name "J. Caird" clearly painted on one of them. A few minutes later Shackleton announces he has decided to name the boats and unveils the painted names for the first time. See more »

Quotes

Sir James Caird: After this conversation, I realize there is only one option open to me if I am to protect myself and my money. This is a cheque for £24,000. If I were to give you less, the expedition might never happen, and my money would be wasted. I do not like waste. I particularly do not like to see a man's abilities wasted.
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Unforgettable
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Take Ridley Scott's "White Squall," Peter Weir's "Master and Commander," throw in a splash of "Titanic," and put Kenneth Branagh front and center in what is clearly the performance of an already illustrious career, and you have "Shackleton," one of the best and most invigorating true-life adventure stories ever made. It'll knock your socks off and then some. The performances are stellar all around, the cinematography gripping and evocative, the screenplay crackling with gutsy emotion, wry humor, and a fierce yet exquisite honesty that is rarely found in genre films. Do yourself a favor and see this amazing film.


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