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Shackleton (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  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
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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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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

[descending the snow-covered mountain, they slip and begin sliding down]
Sir Ernest Shackleton: Well, so much for cutting steps. Maybe we could get further on our arses!
Frank Worsley: We don't know what's ahead. There could be a precipice!
Tom Crean: Not according to the map.
Sir Ernest Shackleton: "Not according to the map!"
[laughter]
Sir Ernest Shackleton: Shall we?
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Wonderful movie, and the right length
30 December 2002 | by (Central, SC) – See all my reviews

I've read a lot of very good comments on this movie, but I have one more to add.

A lot of people are complaining about the length of the movie, but I believe that it adds to the quality of the movie. Rather than just a two hour "short flick" about the year-plus long voyage, it drags out for 4 hours, and rather slowly at times. I have to believe that this mirrors the ordeal that these men went through and adds to the viewer's already deep plunge into the frozen ice world.

This is by far one of the best TV movies I have ever seen. Kenneth does another fabulous job in a quality role, and to comment on someone else's observation about the film's lack of personalizing Shackleton in the second half, I also believe that to be a good choice and an accurate one. If you're leading an expedition and are dead set on keeping everyone alive, you cannot let your own emotions get involved in your decision-making, else you die with everyone else.

I give this movie a 10 because I can find no obvious flaws or anything that takes away from the experience.


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