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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 Shackleton lifts up the binoculars to watch the Endurance being crushed by ice, a cameraman operating a camera is reflected in the lenses of the binoculars. See more »

Quotes

[preparing to shoot a group photo]
Frank Hurley: And look right into the camera. That's where the rest of the world is! Straight into the lens, right here. Think of your wives, your sweethearts, your children, your grandchildren, your great-grandchildren! That's where they are, behind there.
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Authenticity reigns
7 January 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Screened in two parts, each of two hours this made-for-television film is a must see for anyone wanting to know more about the voyage of the Endurance in 1914 and Sir Ernest Shackleton's attempt to be the first to journey directly across the Antarctic continent.

This drama was very polished in all respects, right down to the authenticity of the camera angle that the expedition's photographer Frank Hurley used when we was on the trip. Branagh is probably the best choice to play Shackleton and he supported by an able cast, who it has to be said, do not get to share very much of his limelight. But then this is a very remarkable story about a very remarkable leader of men and the sheer power of the courage displayed, together with the stunning visuals makes up for the lengthy first half, based mostly in Britain.

This is a powerful drama with a fine supporting cast. Overlong in places but for their patience, the viewer is rewarded with detailed authenticity and first class entertainment.


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