Overview

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

  1. Charles Leavitt

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Amanda Silver

    Story

  3. Nathaniel Philbrick

    Novel

  4. Rick Jaffa

    Story

  5. Ron Howard

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Chris Hemsworth

    Chris Hemsworth

    Owen Chase

  2. Benjamin Walker

    Benjamin Walker

    George Pollard

  3. Cillian Murphy

    Cillian Murphy

    Matthew Joy

  4. Brendan Gleeson

    Brendan Gleeson

    Old Thomas Nickerson

  5. Ben Whishaw

    Ben Whishaw

    Herman Melville

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In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the Sea

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 7, 2015
    PG-13
    Premiere

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

  • December 11, 2015
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

  • March 8, 2016
    PG-13
    Physical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget $100,000,000.00

Revenue $93,820,758.00

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