IMDb > 2010: Moby Dick (2010) (V)
2010: Moby Dick
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

2010: Moby Dick (2010) (V) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow) Videos
2010: Moby Dick -- Trailer for 2010: Moby Dick

Overview

User Rating:
2.5/10   2,039 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 7% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Paul Bales (screenplay)
Herman Melville (story)
Contact:
View company contact information for 2010: Moby Dick on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
23 November 2010 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A modern adaptation of the classic novel of the captain of a high tech submarine and his obsessive quest to destroy the enormousprehistoric whale that maimed him. | Full synopsis »
NewsDesk:
2010: Moby Dick DVD Review
 (From HeyUGuys. 27 November 2010, 6:00 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Sloppy execution See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Barry Bostwick ... Captain Ahab

Renée O'Connor ... Dr. Michelle Herman

Matt Lagan ... Capt. John 'Boomer' Enderby

Adam Grimes ... Lt. Commander Starbuck
Dean Kreyling ... Admiral De Deers

Jay Gillespie ... Young Ahab

Jay Beyers ... Young Boomer

Carl Watts ... Captain Pollard
Thom Rachford ... Captan Chase

Carlos Antonio ... Captain Macey
Brian Hall ... Stubb

Bart Baggett ... Lt. Flask

Michael Teh ... Queequeg
Derrick Scott ... Pip (as Derrick A. Scott)

Durant Fowler ... Doughby

Veronika Kurshinskaya ... Elena
Kevin Sumethasorn ... Archy

Oliver Rayon ... Bulkington

Carlos Javier Castillo ... Cabaco (as Carlos J. Castillo)

Nathaniel Benton ... Dutch
Michael Gaglio ... Millard 'Duck' Davis
Will Green ... Captain Brian Tashtego
Kevin Allen ... Seahawk Pilot
Timothy F. Griepp ... Sonar Officer Bill Prescott (as Timothy Griepp)
Roger Groh ... Perth
Jett Turner ... Essex Sonar
Nathieu Grandjean ... Fire Control Officer
Gary Sofia ... Commander Bunger
David Thomas ... Seahawk Navigator
Bianca Del Vecchio ... College Girl
Ian M. Kronenberg ... Pavel (as Ian Kronenberg)
Manuel Schuster ... Dive Officer
Brian Finifter ... Seahawk Co-Pilot
Chase Badawi ... Background person
Sunivy Thipsiakhom ... Background person
Lauren Dunton ... Background person
Cindi Arrata ... Background person
Steven Badawi ... Background person
George Konyeaso ... Background person
Michael Badawi ... Background person
Chase Allen ... Background person
Eric Schwartau ... Background person
Dustin Green ... Background person
David Banuelos ... Background person
Tobin Streamland ... Background person
Matthew A. Cod ... Background person

Barry Alexander ... Dive Officer
Anjel Alcaraz ... Background person

Bryan McClure ... Voice-overs (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Jones ... Seaman #2 (uncredited)
Jeff Jones ... Seaman #1 (uncredited)
Ben Shadle ... Helmsman (uncredited)

Kit Williamson ... LCPL Perth (uncredited)

Directed by
Trey Stokes 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Bales  screenplay
Herman Melville  story

Produced by
Paul Bales .... co-producer
Stephen Fiske .... line producer
David Garber .... associate producer
David Michael Latt .... producer
David Rimawi .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Ridenhour 
 
Cinematography by
Alexander Yellen 
 
Film Editing by
Alex Evans 
 
Production Design by
Rafael Sierra 
 
Art Direction by
Srinath Ramalingam 
 
Costume Design by
Jerry Santana 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Crest .... hair stylist
Megan Nicoll .... key makeup artist
Ally Roccamo .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jude Tucker .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Jenkins .... first assistant director
Michael Meilander .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Grady Daub .... property master
Grady Daub .... set dresser
Mike DiGrazia .... key art designer
Jean Kimber .... art department production assistant
Nikki Jieun Lee .... set dresser
Ally Roccamo .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Brett Bach .... sound re-recording mixer
Alexander X. Hutchinson .... sound mixer
Craig Polding .... sound effects editor
Lisa Ries .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Sasha Burow .... visual effects artist
Sasha Burrow .... visual effects artist
Mark Kochinski .... visual effects supervisor
Joseph J. Lawson .... compositor
Joseph J. Lawson .... visual effects artist
Emanuel Rosario .... visual effects artist
Dwivedi Amit .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David M. Adams .... electrician
Asher Brown .... director of photography: second unit
Sarah Galley .... additional photography
Frank Anthony Garbutt .... best boy electric alternate
Frank Anthony Garbutt .... grip
Jess Haas .... steadicam operator
Matt Hoefler .... key grip
Spencer Hutchins .... second assistant camera
Scott Johnson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jorge Kunze .... best boy electric
Jorge Kunze .... rigging gaffer
Nathan Lewis .... second assistant camera
Kevin Miles .... first assistant camera
Evan Nie .... grip
Ryan Patrick O'Hara .... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera
Patrick O'Keefe .... grip
Orlando Ordonez .... gaffer
Rosie Roch .... additional second assistant camera
Benjamin Steeples .... additional first assistant camera
Ioana Vasile .... second assistant camera
Marianne Williams .... still photographer
Tony Ye .... additional second assistant camera
Tony Ye .... digital loader
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roberta Palmer .... costume assistant
Shana Sarin .... set costumer
Leslie Waller .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Ashley Carr .... post-production assistant
David Courtice .... director of post production
David Courtice .... director of post-production
Brian Finifter .... assistant editor
Chris Goldberg .... assistant editor
Mark Quod .... colorist
Mark Quod .... post production supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Alex Lanaux .... boat driver
Mike Petley .... driver
 
Other crew
Tammie Childress .... stage manager
Nora L. Ferris .... insurance broker
Steve Graham .... epk producer
Marilee Hodge .... production assistant
Christopher Jones .... production assistant
Jeff Jones .... production assistant
Jeffery Jones .... production assistant
Melissa Karlin .... production assistant
Alex Lanaux .... production assistant
Guri Sejzer .... life guard
Ben Shadle .... production assistant
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
87 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Errors in geography: The skyline (Long Beach?) behind the San Diego and Point Mugu scenes is identical, yet the California locations are nearly two hundred mile apart.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Captain Brian Tashtego:Down scope. Take her down, Mr. Davis.
Millard 'Duck' Davis:Aye, Captain.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Battlestar Galactica" (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
In Fever DreamsSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Sloppy execution, 22 November 2010
Author: lysergic-acid from United States

When I first heard people criticizing this movie, I wrote them off as the typical whiners that accompany the release of any outrageously far-fetched monster movie. Of course whales can't grow to the size 2 football stadiums, and of course they can't snatch helicopters out of the air--that's why it's fiction! It's precisely this outrageous scale and the novelty of seeing the impossible that makes these films so entertaining and thrilling. However, this time the criticism proved to be 100% deserved.

Sci-fi B movies have their place in my heart. And I actually quite enjoyed Peter Benchley's "The Beast" and its epic portrayal of a giant man-eating squid. That was a made-for-TV movie from 1996; fourteen years later, we have "2010: Moby Dick". But although CGI has made huge leaps in the intervening years and no doubt costs far less these days, Moby Dick's special effects are still laughably bad in comparison. They simply come off as cheap and very rushed.

To be fair, the whale itself, although a bit too shark-like IMO (as seen in the movie poster), isn't all that bad. It's not the best CG ever, but it's respectable for a low-budget movie. However, much of the supporting special effects used throughout the movie is very poorly done, with no attention to detail.

For example, we've all seen underwater explosions on TV and in movies. When something blows up under water, the explosion has a very distinct look: there's cavitation, a bright flash, and lots of gas bubbles. Not in Moby Dick though... In Moby Dick, the underwater explosions are simply dry explosions taken from stock footage sloppily overlaid on top of a poorly rendered underwater scene. The result is an entirely unrealistic effect that precludes audience engagement in the story. I mean, there are Xbox games that have more convincing underwater action sequences.

Another example of the sloppy effects in this movie involves a scene in which a dead "school of squid" are supposedly being shown floating to the ocean surface--that's what is described in the dialog at least. But instead we're shown a shot of the ocean overlaid with blurry blown-up photos of 2 enormous-sized squids. And not only are the squids very poorly pasted into the scene (imagine a really bad Photoshop job), but as the camera pans (being shot from a moving helicopter), the squid cut- outs move completely out of sync with the background (the ocean surface). No attempt is made to synchronize the squid overlays with the camera movements or the corresponding perspective changes. And it's scenes like these that make the film look so amateurish and cheesy. You might expect this from a local cable access program or a Conan O'Brien skit, but not a feature film.

Sadly, as the movie intensifies and the stunts get ever more outrageous, the effort made by the filmmakers and special effects team seem to decrease. By the end of the movie, when the audience ought to be sitting on the edge of their seats, gripped by the explosive action as they approach the big finale, they're instead completely detached from the on-screen action, the sloppiness of the film having worn away any suspension of disbelief they had. So when the big finale does come, they're no longer emotionally invested in the characters or plot enough to care.

Although Barry Bostwick delivers an impassioned performance as Captain Ahab, Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle from TV's Xena), the female lead, is unconvincing in her role as a marine biologist. And for good measure, a few peripheral military characters also deliver some spectacularly bad acting during their few seconds on screen.

This is just a really shoddily made movie. There's no other way to put it. It would have been better had they cast Jack Black as Ahab and turned it into an intentionally cheesy comedy/spoof. However, this movie tries to take itself seriously and aims to be a big action monster movie, but the production team clearly weren't willing to make the effort for it to work.

I don't believe in such a thing as being untalented, just laziness and sloppiness. And that's what killed this movie. The sad part is, most of the problems don't seem to be budget related, and the individuals involved are clearly capable of producing quality work if they simply paid more attention to detail and set higher standards.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (55 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for 2010: Moby Dick (2010)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Horrible movie! Beaner1082
What kind of whale is that? ZiggyMama
Funny Moby Dick Review :) lez-8
the cruise ship moby hits Ginny_p
Tau Pi Atoll pd2619
how ? Fred_82
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
30,000 Leagues Under the Sea The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 The Trail of '98 2010 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.