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The Mercy (2018)

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The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

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... Clare Crowhurst
... Donald Crowhurst
... Rodney Hallworth
... Ronald Hall
... Sara Milburn
... Sir Francis Chichester
... Ian Milburn
... Mr. Best
... Wheeler
... Nelson Messina
... Miss Teignmouth
... James Crowhurst
... Benefits Officer
... Bear and Swan Landlady
... Mr. Elliot
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The incredible story of Donald Crowhurst , an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron. The story of Crowhurst's dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times. Written by Anonymous

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At age 55, Colin Firth is 20 years older than Donald Crowhurst was when he set off on the Golden Globe race. See more »

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When the Teignmouth Electron is leaving harbour, the yachts in the background have a stern shape that's about 40 years too modern. See more »

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Ronald Hall: Give me five-hundred words on this Donald Crowhurst.
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A so-so movie
5 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

And sure was released for public viewing over couple of days, then the DVD release will be directly thrown into the $1.00 bin in Wal-mart. Making this kind of film really needed some investors not focused on making money but just want to shoot a picture with good story. But this film only achieved half of it for the family outing part before this guy decided to challenge himself to a solo voyage around the globe. Some reviewers have mentioned couple of similar films related to sail in the ocean and lost. What came into my mind is the pathetic movie, "All is Lost (2013)" by Robert Redford. The problem of both films was when these two guys on the land, things around them in their daily lives could be witnessed and remembered by the people around them, once they started on their solo voyage at the early stage, we could still got the record when they communicated with the concerned and related parties on land, but once they suddenly lost contact, all the on-going situations would have to be dramatized by fictitious guessing.

The mind set of those adventurers are just a bit different from the normal guys like most of us. Adventurers would challenge themselves and the Mother Nature. Climbing the highest Everest, diving into the deep sea...whatever, they just want to prove that they could beat the odds. But even you've conquered the summit, or what ever, what's the big deal, really? Even you've survived in the end, or breaking a world new record, what's the big deal? One person's achievement won't change the course of the orbit of the Earth, sun still going up on the East...people around you still fart, you still have to report you income tax, pay the utilities bills...nothing ever changed a bit. There were dreamers like what we saw in "The Man Who Would be King (1975)", but even that guy really succeeded, the other part of the world won't even heard about it. So, if you decided to leave your wife and kids behind, trying to prove you got some new toughness or stubbornness that enabled you to do some solo stunt on the sea, "Bon Voyage!" is like your stupid praying to God, nothing but a "Good Luck!" Wishful Thinking.


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