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Captains Courageous (1996)

Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Rudyard Kipling (novel), John McGreevey (teleplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Urich ... Capt. Matthew Troop
Kenny Vadas Kenny Vadas ... Harvey Cheyne, Jr.
Kaj-Erik Eriksen ... Dan Troop
Robert Wisden ... Arthur Wayne
Duncan Fraser ... Long Jack
Sandra Nelson ... Mary Ann Troop
Terence Kelly ... Ted the Foul Up
Colin Cunningham ... Manuel
Robert Thurston ... Uncle Salters
Roger Cross ... Hannibal (as Roger R. Cross)
Eric Schneider Eric Schneider ... Purser
Campbell Lane ... Captain Abashai
Kevin Hansen ... Gino
Doron Bell ... Hans
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Spokesman (as Ken Camroux)
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Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by Dan Troop of a Gloucester fishing sailboat. Three months at sea, under a firm but fair Captain Troop (fair wages of $10.50 a month, if you don't work you don't eat). A hard life and a dangerous one, and a lot of growing up to do through hardship and tragedy. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for a few mildly disturbing scenes | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitaines courageux See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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I wanted the story to go on and on...
5 November 2003 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

How many times does one see a TV movie that you don't want to end? The story is timeless and it has been told several times on the screen. We cannot forget Tracy, Bartholomew and Rooney in that legendary version back in the 30's. One cannot erase the traces of this wonderful adventure from the memories wrought in our childhood.

But here comes a version with Urich, Vadas and Eriksen that sweeps one away into a sea of emotions so deep, tender and satisfying that one can only conclude that there really are many ways to tell a wonderful tale such as this. The casting of the crew was very satisfying as was the marvelous envelopment of Sandra Nelson into her small but crucial role as the Captain's wife.

Michael Anderson's direction and John McGreevey's script tore at your heart without ever feeling the tug. One was drawn into the pathos of the story without noticing it. The production was faithful to the heart and meat of the telling.

This version will linger on with me for a long time. Kudos to all and thanks especially to Mr. Kenny Vadas. I hope to see him again.

Completely recommended without reservation.


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