Moby Dick (2011)

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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

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 Captain Ahab (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Starbuck (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Ishmael (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Elizabeth (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Pip (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Steelkilt (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Flask (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Tashtego (2 episodes, 2011)
Onyekachi Ejim ...
 Dagoo (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Perth (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Inn Landlord (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Quaker Preacher (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Tom (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Rachel Captain (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Father Mapple (2 episodes, 2011)
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

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Cast member Gillian Anderson first came to fame playing Dana Scully on the TV series The X-Files (1993). It was mentioned several times throughout the run of the series that Scully and her family were big fans of Herman Melville's book 'Moby Dick': her nickname for her Naval officer father was "Captain Ahab;" his nickname for her was "Starbuck;" and her dog, which she named Queequeg, was, like its namesake, also an eater of humans (the dog ate the body of its previous owner). See more »

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Actually I Was Pleasantly Surprised
2 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After non-stop disappointment at the movies this Summer, the latest being Cowboys & Aliens for so many reasons, this "freebie" on Encore came as a very pleasant surprise. William Hurt as Ahab was rock solid and while this may sound like heresy, was more fully rounded and interesting than Gregory Peck, whose monolithic performance embarrassed him in later years, and he didn't mind saying so in numerous interviews. (Still he had that great baritone voice) The supporting cast was fine (Ethan Hawk a bit too contemporary) and the production values commendable given the constraints of the budget. Liberties were taken from the classic novel but far from a dumbing down. And the finale, a virtual battle with the white leviathon was surprisingly effective if not all together a solid action set-piece....... far more so than anything in the aforementioned Cowboys and Aliens. I would have to say its worth checking out for most tastes and nothing too objectionable for kids over seven if they can deal with the hunting of whales.


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