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Moby Dick 

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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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1998  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Henry Thomas ...  Ishmael 2 episodes, 1998
Bruce Spence ...  Elijah 2 episodes, 1998
Hugh Keays-Byrne ...  Mr. Stubb 2 episodes, 1998
Robin Cuming Robin Cuming ...  Peter Coffin 2 episodes, 1998
Shane Connor ...  Mr. Flask 2 episodes, 1998
Patrick Stewart ...  Captain Ahab 2 episodes, 1998
Piripi Waretini Piripi Waretini ...  Queequeg 2 episodes, 1998
Vivianne Benton Vivianne Benton ...  Sal Coffin 2 episodes, 1998
Dominic Purcell ...  Bulkington 2 episodes, 1998
Norman Yemm Norman Yemm ...  Carpenter 2 episodes, 1998
Michael Jackson ...  Shantyman 2 episodes, 1998
Warren Owens Warren Owens ...  Cook 2 episodes, 1998
Norman D. Golden II ...  Little Pip 2 episodes, 1998
Harold Hopkins ...  Captain Peleg 2 episodes, 1998
John Lee ...  Captain Bildad 2 episodes, 1998
Ted Levine ...  Starbuck 2 episodes, 1998
Gregory Peck ...  Father Mapple 2 episodes, 1998
Matthew E. Montoya Matthew E. Montoya ...  Tashtego 2 episodes, 1998
Michael Edward-Stevens Michael Edward-Stevens ...  Dagoo 2 episodes, 1998
Chris Graham ...  Perth 2 episodes, 1998
Apirana Taylor Apirana Taylor ...  Dough Boy 2 episodes, 1998
Kee Chan ...  Fedallah 2 episodes, 1998
Bill Hunter ...  Captain Boomer 2 episodes, 1998
Peter Sumner ...  Captain Gardiner 2 episodes, 1998
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Storyline

Herman Melville's classic 1851 sea tale about the vengeful sea Captain Ahab who seeks to kill the great white whale who took his leg and is willing to forego the safety and endurance of his crew to do it. The tale is told from the vantage of the only surviving member, Ishmael, a young man who joins the crew of the Pequod for his first seafaring with the aid of his harpoonist friend, Queequeg. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and for some intense whaling action/violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Gregory Peck previously played Captain Ahab in Moby Dick (1956). See more »

Goofs

As Ishmael enters the church (around 25:30), the congregation is singing the hymn "Eternal Father, Strong To Save", a song which was not written until 1860 or 61. See more »

Quotes

Cook: Hammer it good, mate. Don't want a leaky coffin!
Carpenter: I'll hammer your lips together, you little black weasel!
Mr. Stubb: No, now, Cookie's right. Because if this ship sinks, it'll be 50 lively men fighting over one coffin, and that's a sight I don't want to miss!
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Alternate Versions

The European theatrical release version runs 120 minutes (about an hour from the original TV version was cut). This version is available on home video in the U.S. See more »

Connections

Version of NBC Experiment in Television: Moby Tick (1970) See more »

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South Australia
Traditional
[Sung by sailors as they swab the deck]
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Not as good as the 1956 version
8 March 2003 | by kenfceeSee all my reviews

Patrick Stuart wasn't bad as Captain Ahab, but not as good as Gregory Peck. In the scene where Ahab is telling his crew that he will chase the "white whale" virtually around the world, Stuart felt the need to shout. Peck, on the other hand, did it far more intensly by a withering look and more sterness in his voice and didn't shout. A far better performance.


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Official Sites:

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UK | Australia | USA

Language:

English | Maori

Release Date:

15 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Point Cook, Victoria, Australia

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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