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Desperate Crossing - The True Story of the Mayflower (2006)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicholas Asbury ... Pastor John Robinson
Christopher Haas Christopher Haas ... John Carver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Bartlett Keith Bartlett ... William Brewster
Paul Drinan ... Thomas Weston
Edward Herrmann ... Narrator
Jacqueline King ... Mrs. Brewster
Chris K. Layman Chris K. Layman ... Captain of the Guard / Nobleman
Peter Lovstrom ... King James I
Neil Madden Neil Madden ... Edward Winslow
Jonathan Perry Jonathan Perry ... Tisquantum / Squanto
Jack Pitney ... Sailor
Erin Raftery ... Dorothy Bradford
Sam Redford Sam Redford ... William Bradford
Aaron Ten Bears Aaron Ten Bears ... Samoset
Michael Weber Michael Weber ... Myles Standish
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English

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23 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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The Mayflower See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Makes you wonder how America ever got established.
27 November 2006 | by MagicStarfireSee all my reviews

The thing that struck me the most in this film about the Puritans was the fact that they were dumber than yesterday's dirt. They planned to go to America for months and months and yet their plans went no further than the end of their nose.

They knew they were coming to a wilderness, yet beyond laying in supplies for the journey on the ship and apparently bringing some axes and saws they had no plan for what they would do when they got there.

The captain of the Mayflower had a devil of a time even getting them off the ship once they reached America. Considering the conditions of the stinking hold in which they traveled one would have thought that they wouldn't even wait for the gang plank to be put down.

Very talky and draggy, the only truly interesting parts of this film were when they brought in the Native Americans.

William Bradford is more prominently featured than the other Puritans, unfortunately he was played by an actor so homely, he shouldn't appear on camera without a grocery bag over his head.

6 stars out of 10 and that's being generous.


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