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The Endurance (2000)

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition (original title)
A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key ... See full summary »

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George Butler
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Credited cast:
Liam Neeson ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julian Ayer Julian Ayer ... Self (Grandson of expedition member)
John Blackborow John Blackborow ... Self (Grandson of expedition member)
David Cale ... Hubert Hudson (voice)
John Henry Cox ... William Bakewell (voice)
Mary Crean O'Brien Mary Crean O'Brien ... Self (daughter of Tom Crean)
Steven Crossley Steven Crossley ... Alexander Macklin / 'Chippy' McNish / James Wordie (voice)
Brian d'Arcy James ... Frank Wild (voice) (as Brian Darcy James)
Drew De Carvalho Drew De Carvalho ... Frank Hurley (voice)
Dominic Hawksley Dominic Hawksley ... Thomas Orde-Lees (voice)
Roland Huntford Roland Huntford ... Self (historian)
Ron Keith Ron Keith ... Walter How (voice)
Tom McNeish Tom McNeish ... Self (Grandson of McNish)
Simon Prebble Simon Prebble ... Ernest Shackleton (voice)
Paul Ricketts Paul Ricketts ... Frank Worsley (voice)
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A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members, plus archived audio interviews with expedition members, and a generous helping of the footage and still photos shot on the expedition. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Himself (historian): There is nothing that can crush a man as to see his dreams crumble to dust. But on the other hand... he realized if the one goal had disappeared, we'll have another one, and so, if I can't cross the continent, I'm going to bring all my men back alive, because you mustn't forget that polar exploration was littered with dead bodies. This almost fanatic - well it was a fanatic desire to bring his men back alive - this, then, became the driving force. It was the only thing he cared about. That ...
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Remarkable record of an extraordinary adventure
14 January 2002 | by jonr-3See all my reviews

I'd seen the version on "Nova" a couple of years ago but viewing these images in the theater on the big screen was a much more powerful experience.

There was irony aplenty in store when the name "Endurance" was chosen for the expedition ship. The ill-fated expedition turned into such a test of human endurance as to defy belief: had this been fiction, it would seem too incredible. But it actually happened. And much of the film uses original movie footage, as well as the surviving still photos, to document this terrifying and inspiring story.

I came out of the theater convinced that there needs to be a term in our language that goes beyond "heroism." Shackleton and his men would all, in my opinion, qualify for its application.


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Language:

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Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,931, 7 October 2001

Gross USA:

$2,453,083

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,453,083
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