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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 Flask (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Tashtego (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Dagoo (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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This is the second time William Hurt and Donald Sutherland have worked together on a miniseries. The first was in 2004's Frankenstein (2004). See more »

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Version of Moby Dick and the Secret of Mu (2005) 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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