The Whale (2013)

PG 12/22/2013 (GB) DramaHistory 1h 30m


Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must decide whether to head for the nearest islands - a thousand miles downwind to the west - or set out on an epic journey of almost three thousand miles to reach the South American mainland. Fear of cannibals forces them to choose South America. Almost three months later, the first whaler is rescued by another whaleship. Only three men are still alive. A week later the captain's whaler is also rescued, with just two men aboard. The third whaler is never found. This is a story of human endurance and what men in extremis will do to survive.

  1. Alrick Riley


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  1. Martin Sheen

    Martin Sheen

    Tom Nickerson

  2. Jonas Armstrong

    Jonas Armstrong

    Owen Chase

  3. Paul Kaye

    Paul Kaye

    Matthew Joy

  4. Adam Rayner

    Adam Rayner

    Captain George Pollard

  5. Jassa Ahluwalia

    Jassa Ahluwalia

    Owen Coffin

  6. John Boyega

    John Boyega

    William Bond

  7. David Gyasi

    David Gyasi

    Richard Peterson

  8. Ferdinand Kingsley

    Ferdinand Kingsley

    Obed Hendricks

  9. Jolyon Coy

    Jolyon Coy

    Benjamin Lawrence

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The Whale
The Whale

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Original Language English

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