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Moby Dick: The True Story
Moby Dick The True Story
Actors: Greg Atkins, Justin Chatwin, Curtis Harrison, Lucas Madigan, Shawn Reynolds
Director: Christopher Rowley
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2002     1hr 0min

You don't need to have read Melville's masterpiece to enjoy this documentary from the Discovery Channel. As the title indicates, there really was truth behind the fiction. There may not have been an Ahab, but there was a C...  more »

     
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Actors: Greg Atkins, Justin Chatwin, Curtis Harrison, Lucas Madigan, Shawn Reynolds
Director: Christopher Rowley
Creator: John Whitcher
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Family Films, Television, Educational, History
Studio: Family Home Ent
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/23/2002
Original Release Date: 04/06/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 04/06/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Interesting
JASON HRICAK | GRAND FORKS, ND United States | 03/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was hoping for some extras not seen on tv. Although the dvd didnt offer much in the way of bonus material it is still a very interesting watch. I dont want to spoil anything for you but I will say that the aftermath is the highlight of the film. And this is the portion of the story Herman Mellville didnt include in moby dick."
The epic of the Essex
J. S. Kaminski | Aberdeen, NJ United States | 01/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Herman Melville didn't just imagine the story of a vengeful whale; there was a true life account of one attacking and sinking a whaling ship, the Essex, in the early 1800s. This program relates that story, and the horrors that followed.

The ship was sunk, and the crew was left to fend for themselves in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Some eventually made it back alive. Some did not. The real drama unfolds here, after the whale has long left the scene. And I can assure you, the sailors found themselves in a quandry that most humans hope they never have to face. Riveting stuff.

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