The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
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Series cast summary:
...  Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
...  Franks 2 episodes, 2002
Paul Humpoletz ...  Man in Audience 2 episodes, 2002
...  Emily Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
...  Eleanor Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
...  Frank Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
Cicely Delaney ...  Cecily Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
Christian Young ...  Raymond Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
...  Rosalind Chetwynd 2 episodes, 2002
...  Head Waiter 2 episodes, 2002
...  Perris 2 episodes, 2002
...  Frank Wild 2 episodes, 2002
...  Jack Morgan 2 episodes, 2002
...  Tom Crean 2 episodes, 2002
Abby Ford ...  Marcie 2 episodes, 2002
...  Keltie 2 episodes, 2002
...  Lord Curzon 2 episodes, 2002
Robert Swann ...  Freshfield 2 episodes, 2002
...  George Marston 2 episodes, 2002
...  Janet Stancombe Wills 2 episodes, 2002
...  Judge 2 episodes, 2002
Ben Silverstone ...  Very Young Applicant 2 episodes, 2002
...  Hubert Hudson 2 episodes, 2002
...  Thomas Orde-Lees 2 episodes, 2002
Richard Cant ...  First Lieutenant 2 episodes, 2002
Mathew Ashwood ...  Second Lieutenant 2 episodes, 2002
...  Dudley Docker 2 episodes, 2002
Roger May ...  Cavalry Officer 2 episodes, 2002
Hal Cruttenden ...  Bearded Applicant 2 episodes, 2002
...  Frank Worsley 2 episodes, 2002
...  Oddenino 2 episodes, 2002
Matt Wilkinson ...  Assistant Director 2 episodes, 2002
...  Sir James Caird 2 episodes, 2002
Bruce Byron ...  Harbour 2 episodes, 2002
...  James McIlroy 2 episodes, 2002
Nicholas Hewetson ...  Alexander Macklin 2 episodes, 2002
Ingar Helge Gimle ...  Whaleman 2 episodes, 2002
Jamie Lee ...  James Wordie 2 episodes, 2002
Christian Steel ...  Leonard Hussey 2 episodes, 2002
...  Henry McNeish 2 episodes, 2002
Craig Cheetham ...  Walter How 2 episodes, 2002
...  Ernest Holness 2 episodes, 2002
Hugh Simon ...  Equerry 2 episodes, 2002
Rupert Frazer ...  King George V 2 episodes, 2002
...  Frank Hurley 2 episodes, 2002
Paul Bigley ...  Charles Green 2 episodes, 2002
Nigel Whitmey ...  William Bakewell 2 episodes, 2002
...  Perce Blackborow 2 episodes, 2002
Sven Nordin ...  Jacobsen 2 episodes, 2002
Rolf Arly Lund ...  Capt. Thoralf 2 episodes, 2002
Angus Barnett ...  Wounded Soldier 2 episodes, 2002
...  Marsh 2 episodes, 2002
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The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.

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On the brink of death - courage was his only weapon.


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Trivia

The scene in which Shakleton threatens to throw his gloves overboard if the crewman doesn't take them is based on a true incident. In actuality it was Frank Hurley who wouldn't take them. See more »

Goofs

When the men start hauling their boats over the ice, we see the name "J. Caird" clearly painted on one of them. A few minutes later Shackleton announces he has decided to name the boats and unveils the painted names for the first time. See more »

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Sir James Caird: After this conversation, I realize there is only one option open to me if I am to protect myself and my money. This is a cheque for £24,000. If I were to give you less, the expedition might never happen, and my money would be wasted. I do not like waste. I particularly do not like to see a man's abilities wasted.
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Wonderful movie, and the right length
30 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I've read a lot of very good comments on this movie, but I have one more to add.

A lot of people are complaining about the length of the movie, but I believe that it adds to the quality of the movie. Rather than just a two hour "short flick" about the year-plus long voyage, it drags out for 4 hours, and rather slowly at times. I have to believe that this mirrors the ordeal that these men went through and adds to the viewer's already deep plunge into the frozen ice world.

This is by far one of the best TV movies I have ever seen. Kenneth does another fabulous job in a quality role, and to comment on someone else's observation about the film's lack of personalizing Shackleton in the second half, I also believe that to be a good choice and an accurate one. If you're leading an expedition and are dead set on keeping everyone alive, you cannot let your own emotions get involved in your decision-making, else you die with everyone else.

I give this movie a 10 because I can find no obvious flaws or anything that takes away from the experience.


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