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Deadliest Catch 

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A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world.
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Series cast summary:
Mike Rowe ...  Narrator / ... 254 episodes, 2005-2020
Sig Hansen ...  Self - Captain: Northwestern / ... 208 episodes, 2005-2020
Keith Colburn ...  Self - Captain: Wizard / ... 178 episodes, 2007-2020
Jake Anderson ...  Self - Captain: Saga / ... 166 episodes, 2007-2020
Edgar Hansen ...  Self - Deck Boss & Engineer: Northwestern / ... 153 episodes, 2005-2018
Josh Harris ...  Self - Captain: Cornelia Marie / ... 154 episodes, 2007-2020
Jonathan Hillstrand ...  Self - Captain: Time Bandit / ... 143 episodes, 2006-2020
Bill Wichrowski ...  Self - Captain: Cape Caution / ... 132 episodes, 2010-2020
Matt Bradley ...  Self - Deckhand: Northwestern / ... 95 episodes, 2005-2020
Monty Colburn ...  Self - Relief Captain: Wizard / ... 103 episodes, 2007-2020
Andy Hillstrand ...  Self - Captain: Time Bandit / ... 103 episodes, 2006-2017


Before complaining about the market price of Alaska king crab, check out this gripping documentary series, revealing the mortal perils and intense discomfort that fishing crews face on the Bering Sea to catch the delicacy. Those perils include 40-foot waves, 700-pound crab pots that can easily crush a careless crewman, and freezing temperatures around the clock. Written by Jwelch5742

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Deadliest Catch (2005) was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Unstructured Reality Program category, but lost to United Shades of America (2016). See more »


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Wanted Dead or Alive
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Written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora
Performed by Bon Jovi
(Mercury / Universal Music)
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Highly addictive.
28 November 2005 | by diroffersSee all my reviews

This 10-part series came out about a year after "America's Deadliest Season." It is interesting how the profession is presented in so many different perspectives - from the captains, the crews, and the greenhorns (rookies). Of particular interest are the traditions and superstitions of the various crews. You will be drawn in and will find yourself so concerned about a ship that has gone down or about an injured deckhand, that you almost have to keep watching just to find out how things turn out. You will find yourself rooting for your favorite boat as the crab counts come in.

Once again, we get to follow the dangerous lives of fishermen hunting for Alaskan Crab. You get to see a first-hand account of several boats journeying hundreds of miles from the beautiful Aleutian Islands into the unpredictably treacherous waters of the Bering Sea. These brave men demonstrate unbelievable endurance as they fish non-stop (day and night). They fish "derby style," which means every boat is competing to catch as much as possible in a fixed amount of time. They hope to earn up to a year's worth of salary in one week in what some call America's last great Gold Rush.

This series has the potential to appeal to a broad audience - whether the taste is for action, adventure, sport, drama, documentary, or reality. My friends and family (or even myself) could not understand why a series about crab fishing would be so intriguing, yet anyone who has ever been around while an episode was on always ended up planted on the couch until it ended.

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15 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Alaskan Crab Fishing See more »

Filming Locations:

Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA See more »


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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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