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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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 (Series Cast Summary - 19 of 20)

William Hurt ... Captain Ahab (2 episodes, 2011)

Ethan Hawke ... Starbuck (2 episodes, 2011)

Charlie Cox ... Ishmael (2 episodes, 2011)

Eddie Marsan ... Stubb (2 episodes, 2011)

Gillian Anderson ... Elizabeth (2 episodes, 2011)

Billy Boyd ... Elijah (2 episodes, 2011)

Raoul Trujillo ... Queequeg (2 episodes, 2011)

Daniyah Ysrayl ... Pip (2 episodes, 2011)

James Gilbert ... Steelkilt (2 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Lemche ... Flask (2 episodes, 2011)
Billy Merasty ... Tashtego (2 episodes, 2011)
Onyekachi Ejim ... Dagoo (2 episodes, 2011)

Gary Levert ... Perth (2 episodes, 2011)
Richard Donat ... Inn Landlord (2 episodes, 2011)
Sandy MacLean ... Quaker Preacher (2 episodes, 2011)

Glen Matthews ... Tom (2 episodes, 2011)

Stephen McHattie ... Rachel Captain (2 episodes, 2011)

Donald Sutherland ... Father Mapple (2 episodes, 2011)

Tommie Earl Jenkins ... Sailor (2 episodes, 2011)

Series Directed by
Mike Barker (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Writing credits
Herman Melville (unknown episodes)
Nigel Williams (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Ginny Jones-Duzak .... line producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Herbert G. Kloiber .... producer (2 episodes, 2011)
David MacLeod .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Rikolt von Gagern .... producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Original Music by
Richard G. Mitchell (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Cinematography by
Richard Greatrex (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Film Editing by
Dean Soltys (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Casting by
Stephanie Gorin (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Production Design by
Rob Gray (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Art Direction by
Terry Quennell (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Set Decoration by
Ian Greig (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Costume Design by
Martha Curry (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Makeup Department
Elizabeth Kuchurean .... makeup assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Colleen Ryan .... makeup assistant (2 episodes, 2011)

Colin Penman .... makeup department head (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Production Management
Andrew McInnes .... unit production manager (unknown episodes, 2010)
Patrick Thomas McManus .... assistant unit manager (unknown episodes, 2010)
Simon Sansone .... production manager: Malta (unknown episodes, 2010)
Daniel Thornton .... unit manager: Malta (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luke Fisher .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Anne Sirois .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Ken A. Smith .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)

Colin Azzopardi .... assistant director: second unit, Malta (unknown episodes, 2010)
Kenny Chaplin .... second assistant director (unknown episodes, 2010)
Bruce Zwicker .... second assistant director (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Art Department
Jon Banthorpe .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Patrick Baxter .... whale builder (2 episodes, 2011)
Glenn Coolen .... set designer (2 episodes, 2011)
Nick Tabone .... ship rigger (2 episodes, 2011)

Jeremy Agius .... painter (unknown episodes, 2010)
Lance Barney .... set dresser (unknown episodes, 2010)
Jeff Beanlands .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes, 2010)
Chris Brown .... props daily (unknown episodes, 2010)
Bill Burd .... property master (unknown episodes, 2010)
Tony Chance .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Lino Chetcuti .... scenic painter/signwriter: Malta (unknown episodes, 2010)
Jason Clarke .... assistant art director (unknown episodes, 2010)
Gary Allen Ferguson .... assistant property master (unknown episodes, 2010)
Shane Gosse .... carpenter (unknown episodes, 2010)
Zane Knisely .... key whale builder (unknown episodes, 2010)
Kevin Lewis .... key scenic (unknown episodes, 2010)
Raymond MacDonald .... stand-by carpenter: gimbal unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Colin Paul .... set decoration buyer (unknown episodes, 2010)
Marc Ridremont .... carpenter (unknown episodes, 2010)
Leonard Underwood .... painter (unknown episodes, 2010)
Tiffany Westwood .... art department production assistant (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Sound Department
Benjamin A. Rosenkind .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lin Chang .... adr recordist: spanish (2 episodes, 2011)
Mario Hubert .... sound editor (2 episodes, 2011)

Adam Davidson .... adr recordist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Tim Hands .... dialogue/adr supervisor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Frank Kavanagh .... boom operator (unknown episodes, 2010)
Heiko Müller .... sound effects mixer / supervising sound designer (unknown episodes, 2010)
Roland Platz .... foley artist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Jim Rillie .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Special Effects by
Hauk Olafsson .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2011)

Gary Coates .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes, 2010)
Roderick Pulis .... special effects technician (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Visual Effects by
Christian Burggraf .... systems engineer: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Nolan Conrad .... assistant visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
Niko Conte .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Sean Craig .... animation director (2 episodes, 2011)
Yves D'Incau .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Marco Aurélio Engelmann Santos .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Frank Forrestall .... visual effects artist / matte painter (2 episodes, 2011)
Urs Franzen .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Christoph Gaudl .... matchmove supervisor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Geiger .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Dimitri Gross .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Markus Hagemeier .... i/o coordinator: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Carla Heinzel .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Marc Herzer .... modeler: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Finlay Hogg .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Oliver Hohn .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Timo Hyhs .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Stefan Ihringer .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Harout Steve Kahwati .... cgi supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
Barbara Keydel .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Ivo Klaus .... cg supervisor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Claudia Knorr .... modeler: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Meier Korbinian .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Christian Kratzert .... animation: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Sebastian Küchmeister .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Mitchel MacLatchie .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2011)
Dirk Matzkuhn .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Michel Mielke .... visual effects producer: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Walid Mouawad .... shading and lighting artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Paul Poetsch .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Shinichi Rembutsu .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Thorsten Rolle .... animation: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Benjamin Ross .... matte painter: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Michael Scheffler .... systems engineer: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Roman Schmidt .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Timo Schumacher .... cg supervisor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Tim Segulin .... senior compositor (2 episodes, 2011)
Tim Stern .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Mortimer Warlimont .... senior compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
José Manuel Weil .... shading and lighting artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Bjoern Wortmann .... i/o coordinator: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Kai Woytke .... compositing supervisor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Ismat Zaidi .... executive producer: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)

Jonathan Brayer .... compositor (uncredited (unknown episodes, 2010)
William E. Garrett .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Ben Houston .... visual effects engineer (unknown episodes, 2010)
Joel LeLièvre .... digital effects artist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Chris MacIntosh .... visual effects artist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Yohan Wadia .... digital compositor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Stunts
Morgan Chetcuti .... stunt double: Pip (1 episode, 2011)

Joel Harris .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes, 2010)
Lubomir Misak .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes, 2010)
Randy Boliver .... stunt safety assistant (unknown episodes)
Tomas Ereminas .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Tig Fong .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
Branislav Martinak .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Nikovich Sammut .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Le Blanc .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2011)
Jess MacGillivray .... best boy electric (2 episodes, 2011)
Gary Mitchell .... generator operator (2 episodes, 2011)

Chris Baxter .... dolly grip (unknown episodes, 2010)
Doug Betts .... key grip (unknown episodes, 2010)
Steve Burgess .... first assistant camera: action unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Jonah Claener .... camera loader (unknown episodes, 2010)
Johnny Cochrane .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes, 2010)
Scott Cowan .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes, 2010)
Ben Goluch .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes, 2010)
Michael Jackson .... grip (unknown episodes, 2010)
Jim Jolliffe .... camera operator: action unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
John Preca Trapani .... camera loader (unknown episodes, 2010)
Paul Preca Trapani .... second assistant camera: action unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Simon Richards .... director of photography: action unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Jamie Ritchie .... first assistant camera: action unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Ross Sangster .... best boy grip (unknown episodes, 2010)
Octavian Sotir .... second assistant camera: action unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Robert Stecko .... camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes, 2010)
Andrew Stretch .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Casting Department
Sheila Lane .... casting (2 episodes, 2011)
Jeremy Zimmermann .... casting (2 episodes, 2011)

Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting (unknown episodes, 2010)
Stephanie Gorin .... casting (unknown episodes, 2010)
Edward Said .... casting (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deanna Anthony .... costume cutter (2 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Dunsworth .... costume assistant (2 episodes, 2011)

Carmen Agius .... set costumer (unknown episodes, 2010)
Ernest Camilleri .... costume supervisor: William Hurt (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Editorial Department
Ehren Davis .... first assistant editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Eva-Maria Jack .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)

Maria Caruana Galizia .... second assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Chris MacIntosh .... second assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Andreas Minuth .... conforming editor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Meike Weimann .... colorist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Music Department
Peter Whitfield .... music associate (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Transportation Department
Kristin Arason .... driver: cast (2 episodes, 2011)
Rodney Dominey .... transport coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Emmanuel 'Manny' Taylor .... transport captain (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Other crew
Cora Balzan .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2011)
Chris Bonello .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Michaela Braun .... production assistant: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
B.J. Dainard .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2011)
William Flower .... marine coordinator / animal wrangler coordinator / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Charlie Galea .... co-marine coordinator / co-marine coordinator malta (2 episodes, 2011)
Elizabeth Garner .... script editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Lee Anne Gillan .... shipping coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
David Hyslop .... location manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Adele MacDonald .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Valerie Pringle .... assistant to director (2 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Sheridan .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Heather Soper .... animal wrangler assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Jon Sperry .... dialect coach for Charlie Cox (2 episodes, 2011)
Peter Anderson Studio .... title designer (2 episodes, 2011)
Maggie Thomas .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)

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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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Agreeable retelling in which Captain Ahab commands a surly ship of whale hunters through sheer ruthlessness and ego ,, 7 September 2014
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Fine television rendition about Herman Neville novel with enjoyable interpretations from all-star-cast . In this extremely loose adaptation of Melville's classic novel, Ahab is revealed initially not as a bitter and revengeful madman . This oceans saga features the sole survivor of a lost whaling ship who relates the tale of a white whale and the captain Ahab's obsession with desires for vendetta upon the greatest animal . It starts in New Bedford , Massachussets, where arrives a novice named Ishmael (Charlie Cox) who signs aboard the whaling ship Pequod and befriends a Polynesian native , harpooner Queequeg (Raoul Trujillo). He meets Elijah (Billy Boyd) , Stubb (Eddie Marsan) , Starbuck (Ethan Hawke) and captain Ahab (Gregory Peck) who has a self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale , Moby Dick . Ahab consecrates his life to hunt it full of hating and vengeance . Soon enough Ishmael aware about the great white whale who claimed the captain's leg and Ahab's determination to seek avenge on the beast that crippled and scarred him , no matter what the cost to himself , his crew or ship .

Yet another take on of Melville's classic battle of wills story . The picture is a fine television adaptation of the famous novel well scripted/adapted and ably realized . Moby Dick is an attractive tale of life on the high seas, and in particular on board a whale schooner named 'Pequod' . This impressive adaptation based on Herman Melville's 1851 classic novel is vividly brought to screen . The interactions between Ahab, Michigan & Stubb is reminiscent of captain Vere, Billy Budd & Master-at-arms John Claggart, the main characters of Billy Budd, another novel written by Moby-Dick's author, Herman Melville , and it results to be one of the most thrilling and moving see sagas ever written . Suspense and tension of the ocean is completely captured , including enduring images as the storm with the 'fire of Saint Telmo' . Climatic final battle is an overwhelming piece of cinema as you are likely to watch . Nigel Williams wrote a screenplay that was partially faith to the novel and filmmaker Mike Binder stamping this movie with epic images and thought-provoking dialogs . Enjoyable recounting , including quite a few moments that click make this top-of-the-range movie more than watchable . The FX experts created a great whale made by means of ordinary computer generator . Top-notch main and secondary cast realize extraordinary performances . William Hurt is nice as well as Ethan Hawke and Charlie Cox . Phenomenal support cast as Eddie Marsan as Stubb , Gillian Anderson as Elizabeth , Billy Boyd as Elijah , Raoul Trujillo as Queequeg and Stephen McHattie as Rachel Captain . Cameraman Richard Greatrex's appropriate color cinematography splendidly conveys the bleaker qualities of the chase . Exciting and thrilling musical score by Richard Mitchell. The motion picture was professionally directed by Mike Binder , though with no originality . He's a nice director working usually for television as ¨Moby Dick¨, ¨Sea wolf¨ ,¨Lorna Doone¨ and occasionally for cinema as ¨A good woman¨, ¨To kill a king¨ and o ¨Butterfly on a wheel¨ his best movie.

Other renditions about this famous novel are the followings : 1930 rendition by Lloyd Bacon with John Barrymore, this is the first production of "Moby Dick" to have a leading female character , Joan Blondell . Moby Dick (1959) by John Huston , an over-the-top rendition of Herman Melville's high seas saga with a sensational Gregory Peck as unforgettable captain Ahab . It's remade in 1998 TV series by Franc Roddan with Patrick Stewart ,Henry Thomas , Bill Hunter and Gregory Peck who takes on the character of Jonah-and-the-whale sermonizing Father Mapple who in classic adaptation was vividly played by Orson Welles . Furthermore , recent lousy rendition full of computer generator FX starred by Barry Bostwick and Renee O'Connor .

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