7.5/10
934
8 user 35 critic

The End of the Line (2009)

Unrated | | Documentary | 12 June 2009 (UK)
Trailer
1:06 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.

Director:

Writer:

(based on the book by)
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mission Blue (2014)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.

Directors: Robert Nixon, Fisher Stevens
Stars: James Cameron, Michael deGruy, Sylvia Earle
Sharkwater (2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An investigation of sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of shark species worldwide.

Director: Rob Stewart
Stars: Rob Stewart, Paul Watson, Erich Ritter
Documentary

Discovering that sharks are being hunted to extinction, and with them the destruction of our life support system - activist and filmmaker Rob Stewart embarks on a dangerous quest to stop ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Stewart
Stars: Rob Stewart, Les Stroud, Paul Watson
End of the Line II (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In this unsettling and creepy thriller, Karen (Ilona Elkin), a young nurse who works in a psychiatric ward, boards the last subway train of the night only to have it stop suddenly in the ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Devereaux
Stars: Ilona Elkin, Nicolas Wright, Neil Napier
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The Fight For Bala (released with The Huffington Post), by award-winning film directors Rob Stewart and Jonah Bryson examines the determination of a community to stand together and fight ... See full summary »

Directors: Jonah Bryson, Rob Stewart
Stars: Rob Stewart
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

This documentary offers a glimpse into the life of an English neurosurgeon (Henry Marsh) situated in Ukraine as we are exposed to the overwhelming dilemmas he has to face and the burden he has to carry throughout his profession.

Director: Geoffrey Smith
Stars: Henry Marsh
The Cove (2009)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos
Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

"Eco-Pirate" tells the story of a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans. The film follows professional radical ecologist, Captain Paul Watson as he repeatedly flouts the law, ... See full summary »

Director: Trish Dolman
Stars: Paul Watson, Patrick Moore, Rex Weyler
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary on Paul Watson, who takes the law into his own hands on the open seas, confronting, by any nonviolent means necessary, the hunters who indiscriminately slaughter whales, seals... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Colby
Stars: Paul Watson, Robert Hunter, Patrick Moore
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ben Bradshaw ...
Himself - UK Fisheries Minister 2003-2007
Roberto Mielgo Bragazzi ...
Himself - Former Tuna Farmer
Charles Clover ...
Himself - Author, 'The End of the Line'
John Crosbie ...
Himself - Fisheries Minister, Canada (archive footage)
...
Narrator (voice)
Haidar El Ali ...
Himself - Diver, Senegal
Ray Hilborn ...
Himself - University of Washington
Jeffrey Hutchings ...
Himself - Dalhousie University, Canada
...
Narrator for France (voice)
Manolo Pacheco Luis ...
Himself - Fisherman, Straits of Gibraltar
Patricia Majluf ...
Herself - Cayetano Heredia University, Peru
John T. Maxwell ...
Himself - American Television Chef (archive footage)
Adama Mbergaul ...
Himself - Fisherman, Senegal
Hardy Mckinney ...
Himself - Fisherman, South Andros, Bahamas
Masanori Miyahara ...
Himself - Fisheries Agency of Japan
Edit

Storyline

Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 June 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Die unbequeme Wahrheit über unsere Ozeane  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£32,896 (UK) (12 June 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Narrator: Fishing is one of the most wasteful practices on Earth. Every year, more than 7 million tons-a tenth of the world's catch-goes back over the side, dead. This includes hundreds of thousands of turtles, seabirds, sharks, whales and dolphin.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Grierson 2010: The British Documentary Awards (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Poignant and timely
22 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This won't be the most enjoyable film you ever see. It's not meant to be. The picture it paints is bleak, but as an educational documentary it is a 'must see'. It explains in an engaging way the state of our oceans. Fish stocks in general are down by 90%. By approx 2050 there will be NO FISH in the sea. If enough people saw this film we would stand a chance of managing the planet's fish stocks. The visuals are poignant and vivid. It's not for the squeamish, but the sometimes gruesome fishing shots bring home just how massive the global fishing fleet is and how small a chance fish stand of evading our nets. It will influence the way you look at your next fish dinner forever. The problem with fishing is that it is done under or out to the sea. The trawlers are far away out of sight. The damage is hidden by trillions of gallons of water this documentary exposes the fishes plight, with an ever increasing global population we need to act on this now. The most important film documentary since an 'Inconvenient Truth'


33 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?