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Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (2001)

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Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure is a giant-screen film that tells the dramatic true story of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's now-legendary 1914-1916 British Imperial Trans-Antarctic ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kevin Spacey ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Conrad Anker ... Himself - Mountaineer
Iain Fraser Iain Fraser ... Alexander Macklin (voice)
Michael Gambon ... Sir Ernest Shackleton (voice)
Ciarán Hinds ... Thomas Orde-Lees (voice)
Denis Lill Denis Lill ... Lionel Greenstreet (voice)
Patrick Malahide ... Frank Worsley (voice)
Reinhold Messner Reinhold Messner ... Himself - Mountaineer
Bob Sherman Bob Sherman ... William Blakewell (voice)
Brett Swain ... Frank Hurley (voice)
Stephen Venables Stephen Venables ... Himself - Mountaineer
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Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure is a giant-screen film that tells the dramatic true story of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's now-legendary 1914-1916 British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. A testament to heroism and human endurance, the 28-man crew survived nearly two years in the Antarctic when its ship, the Endurance, was trapped and then crushed by pack ice. Written by Anonymous

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The greatest survival story of all time.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ernest Shackleton: naufragé de l'Antarctique See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$132,548, 19 February 2001

Gross USA:

$15,553,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,622,769
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1.44 : 1
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A Friend to the Knowing
12 September 2001 | by Ice PilotSee all my reviews

For those who are well versed in Shackleton's journey, this film may not be as powerful as you are hoping. This is a great film for introducing people to the reality of Shackleton's experience, but due to a lack of time (the real story would be a triple feature epic) and the need to cover all the important events, it is not a film that you could write an accurate book report on.

I loved the film; the cinematography is astounding (as expected), the narration by Kevin Spacey is well toned, and the real core of this courageous endeavor was more than just touched upon. It is a good film and definitely worth viewing for anyone interested in Antarctica, history, great expeditions, etc.

For anyone who is looking to understand the truly detailed harships that these men endured and to know the background of the expedition and to feel the foundation that makes this story one of history's greatest - do not get your hopes up. Read the books about Shackleton and learn why Endurance was more than just a prophetic name given to his ship.

However, if you just want to get the general overview of the journey while enjoying an impressive cinematic experience, then this film will surely exceed your expectations. It is a tribute to the story as well as to the IMAX experience.


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