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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Cast

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 Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (2 episodes, 2002)
John Grillo ...
 Franks (2 episodes, 2002)
Paul Humpoletz ...
 Man in Audience (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Emily Shackleton (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Eleanor Shackleton (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Frank Shackleton (2 episodes, 2002)
Cicely Delaney ...
 Cecily Shackleton (2 episodes, 2002)
Christian Young ...
 Raymond Shackleton (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Rosalind Chetwynd (2 episodes, 2002)
Gino Melvazzi ...
 Head Waiter (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Perris (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Frank Wild (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Jack Morgan (2 episodes, 2002)
Mark McGann ...
 Tom Crean (2 episodes, 2002)
Abby Ford ...
 Marcie (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Keltie (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Lord Curzon (2 episodes, 2002)
Robert Swann ...
 Freshfield (2 episodes, 2002)
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 George Marston (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Janet Stancombe Wills (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Judge (2 episodes, 2002)
Ben Silverstone ...
 Very Young Applicant (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Hubert Hudson (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Thomas Orde-Lees (2 episodes, 2002)
Richard Cant ...
 First Lieutenant (2 episodes, 2002)
Mathew Ashwood ...
 Second Lieutenant (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Dudley Docker (2 episodes, 2002)
Roger May ...
 Cavalry Officer (2 episodes, 2002)
Hal Cruttenden ...
 Bearded Applicant (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Frank Worsley (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Oddenino (2 episodes, 2002)
Matt Wilkinson ...
 Assistant Director (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Sir James Caird (2 episodes, 2002)
Bruce Byron ...
 Harbour (2 episodes, 2002)
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 James McIlroy (2 episodes, 2002)
Nicholas Hewetson ...
 Alexander Macklin (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Whaleman (2 episodes, 2002)
Jamie Lee ...
 James Wordie (2 episodes, 2002)
Christian Steel ...
 Leonard Hussey (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Henry McNeish (2 episodes, 2002)
Craig Cheetham ...
 Walter How (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Ernest Holness (2 episodes, 2002)
Hugh Simon ...
 Equerry (2 episodes, 2002)
Rupert Frazer ...
 King George V (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Frank Hurley (2 episodes, 2002)
Paul Bigley ...
 Charles Green (2 episodes, 2002)
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 William Bakewell (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Perce Blackborow (2 episodes, 2002)
Sven Nordin ...
 Jacobsen (2 episodes, 2002)
Rolf Arly Lund ...
 Capt. Thoralf (2 episodes, 2002)
Angus Barnett ...
 Wounded Soldier (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Marsh (2 episodes, 2002)
Claudia Coulter ...
 Italian Maid (2 episodes, 2002)
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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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Trivia

The port of Hafnarfjörður in Iceland doubled for the port of Buenos Aires. The Icelandic scenery was later replaced digitally with an Argentinean one. 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

Emily Shackleton: What do you call her? What do you call her?
Sir Ernest Shackleton: What?
Emily Shackleton: Her nickname.
Sir Ernest Shackleton: Mouse.
Emily Shackleton: Everybody has a bloody nickname with you. Everybody, except me. Do you know, one of your men asked me what mine was, and I had to say I didn't have one? And he asked, what would I choose? I said, 'Honey.' Isn't that pathetic?
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Featured in Shackleton: Breaking the Ice (2001) See more »

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Excellent depiction
20 November 2002 | by (Woking, England) – See all my reviews

Branagh is very believable as Shackleton. He has the grace, the poise, the leadership and the sheer presence to carry off such a role. He is one of not many actors who would be believable in the role.

This tale of one of the great heroic rescues of all time has it all, and is excellently shot -- although a cynic might say that it would be hard to find a cinematographer who could not do wonders with the Antarctic landscapes!

Definitely worth seeing, and one of the better historical tales to have been told in recent times.


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