A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world.
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 Himself - Captain: Northwestern / ... (155 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Himself - Deck Boss & Engineer: Northwestern / ... (137 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Himself - Captain: Time Bandit / ... (133 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Himself - Captain: Wizard / ... (132 episodes, 2007-2016)
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 Himself - Deckhand: Northwestern / ... (115 episodes, 2007-2016)
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 Himself - Deckhand: Cornelia Marie / ... (112 episodes, 2007-2016)
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 Himself - Captain: Time Bandit / ... (100 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Himself - Deckhand: Northwestern / ... (98 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Himself - Captain: Cape Caution / ... (87 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Himself - Relief Captain: Wizard / ... (77 episodes, 2007-2016)
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 Himself - Deckhand: Cornelia Marie / ... (75 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Himself - Deckhand: Northwestern (73 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Himself - Captain: Cornelia Marie / ... (77 episodes, 2005-2014)
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Before complaining about the market price of Alaska king crab, check out this gripping documentary series, revealing the mortal perils and intense discomfort that fishing crews face on the Bering Sea to catch the delicacy. Those perils include 40-foot waves, 700-pound crab pots that can easily crush a careless crewman, and freezing temperatures around the clock. Written by Jwelch5742

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15 March 2005 (USA)  »

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The show is narrated (from the same script) by William Petrie for the English speaking regions of Europe. See more »

Goofs

The locations given for boats on the "radar" screen do not match what the narrator says. For example, one boat was said to be 225 miles Northwest of Dutch Harbor was marked further away than a boat said to be 290 miles Northwest of Dutch Harbor. Another time this occurred when it was said that one boat was a certain shorter distance away from a boat in a southerly direction appeared further away than another boat that was said to be further away, yet appeared closer on the map. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Mad: Lone Rango/Doctor Who's Line Is It Anyway? (2013) See more »

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Wanted Dead or Alive
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Written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora
Performed by Bon Jovi
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starts off slow,becomes interesting
29 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

starting off,i was not impressed with this reality series.the first episode starts off slower than molasses uphill in January.eventually it picks up.the second episode is much better,as we get into the action much quicker.the show is interesting,showing what the crab fishermen go through and how grueling it is.it also shows how dangerous it is.apparently there is an almost 100 percent injury rate and a very strong risk of death or permanent injury.it is obviously very dangerous.however,some of these crab fishermen could make enough money in weeks or less to live for an entire year.in any event the show is amusing, entertaining and sad all at once.i would give "Deadliest Catch:Crab Fishing in Alaska" 3/5


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