Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Director: Franc Roddam Cast: Patrick Stewart, Henry Thomas, Ted Levine

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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Overview

Director Franc Roddam and co-scripter Anton Diether adapted Herman Melville's 1851 classic for this four-hour TV miniseries sea adventure. Ishmael (Henry Thomas) ignores the warnings of dockside prophet Elijah (Bruce Spence) and joins the crew of the whaling ship Pequod. Ismael befriends Polynesian harpooner Queequeg (Maori actor Piripi Waretini), hears a sermon by Father Mapple (Gregory Peck, star of the 1956 Moby Dick), and meets the obsessed Captain Ahab (Patrick Stewart), who lost his leg to the great white whale Moby Dick and now seeks vengeance on the looming leviathan. For effects, Roddam used a three-sectioned Moby Dick, added computer graphics, and shot Pequod footage in a tank at an Australian military base. TV Guide described Stewart's performance as "mesmerizing and passionate." The $20 million production aired March 15-16, 1998 on the USA Network.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/20/2015
UPC: 0683904542397
Original Release: 1998
Rating: NR
Source: Mill Creek Ent
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 3:05:00
Sales rank: 20,267

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Stewart Captain Ahab
Henry Thomas Ishmael
Ted Levine Actor
Gregory Peck Father Mapple
Piripi Waretini Queequeg
Hugh Keays-Byrne Actor
Shane Connor Actor
Michael Edward-Stevens Actor
Norman D. Golden Actor
Matthew Montoya Actor
Kee Chan Actor
Bill Hunter Actor
Bruce Spence Actor
Dominic Purcell Actor
Robin Cumming Actor
Vivianne Benton Actor
Norman Yemm Actor
Peter Sumner Actor
Michael Jackson Shantyman
Warren Owens Actor
Harold Hopkins Actor
John Lee Actor
Gerald Chris A. Graham Actor
Apriana Taylor Actor
Janet Andrewartha Actor

Technical Credits
Franc Roddam Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Sean Barton Editor
Leslie Binns Production Designer
David Connell Cinematographer
Francis Ford Coppola Executive Producer
Fred Fuchs Executive Producer
Robert Halmi Executive Producer
Anton Diether Screenwriter
Lynn Kressel Casting
Maura Fay Casting
Christopher Gordon Score Composer
Vanessa Pereira Casting
Steve McGlothen Producer
Paul Clark Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Kendall Art Director
Lou Mitchell Casting
Kris Noble Producer
Andrew Walpole Art Director
Herman Melville Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Moby Dick
1. Chapter 1 [32:44]
2. Chapter 2 [25:25]
3. Chapter 3 [30:30]
4. Chapter 4 [1:35]
1. Chapter 1 [23:15]
2. Chapter 2 [30:51]
3. Chapter 3 [38:24]
4. Chapter 4 [1:31]

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