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The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the South Pole, and his epic struggle to lead his twenty-eight man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
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Kenneth Branagh ...  Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
John Grillo ...  Franks 2 episodes, 2002
Paul Humpoletz Paul Humpoletz ...  Man in Audience 2 episodes, 2002
Phoebe Nicholls ...  Emily Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
Eve Best ...  Eleanor Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
Mark Tandy ...  Frank Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
Cicely Delaney Cicely Delaney ...  Cecily Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
Christian Young Christian Young ...  Raymond Shackleton 2 episodes, 2002
Embeth Davidtz ...  Rosalind Chetwynd 2 episodes, 2002
Gino Melvazzi ...  Head Waiter 2 episodes, 2002
Danny Webb ...  Perris 2 episodes, 2002
Lorcan Cranitch ...  Frank Wild 2 episodes, 2002
Michael Culkin ...  Jack Morgan 2 episodes, 2002
Mark McGann ...  Tom Crean 2 episodes, 2002
Abby Ford Abby Ford ...  Marcie 2 episodes, 2002
Ron Donachie ...  Keltie 2 episodes, 2002
Corin Redgrave ...  Lord Curzon 2 episodes, 2002
Robert Swann Robert Swann ...  Freshfield 2 episodes, 2002
Chris Larkin ...  George Marston 2 episodes, 2002
Elizabeth Spriggs ...  Janet Stancombe Wills 2 episodes, 2002
Peter Cartwright ...  Judge 2 episodes, 2002
Ben Silverstone ...  Very Young Applicant 2 episodes, 2002
Shaun Dooley ...  Hubert Hudson 2 episodes, 2002
Nicholas Rowe ...  Thomas Orde-Lees 2 episodes, 2002
Richard Cant ...  First Lieutenant 2 episodes, 2002
Mathew Ashwood Mathew Ashwood ...  Second Lieutenant 2 episodes, 2002
Mark Williams ...  Dudley Docker 2 episodes, 2002
Roger May Roger May ...  Cavalry Officer 2 episodes, 2002
Hal Cruttenden Hal Cruttenden ...  Bearded Applicant 2 episodes, 2002
Kevin McNally ...  Frank Worsley 2 episodes, 2002
Joseph Long ...  Oddenino 2 episodes, 2002
Matt Wilkinson Matt Wilkinson ...  Assistant Director 2 episodes, 2002
Robert Hardy ...  Sir James Caird 2 episodes, 2002
Bruce Byron Bruce Byron ...  Harbour 2 episodes, 2002
Pip Torrens ...  James McIlroy 2 episodes, 2002
Nicholas Hewetson Nicholas Hewetson ...  Alexander Macklin 2 episodes, 2002
Ingar Helge Gimle Ingar Helge Gimle ...  Whaleman 2 episodes, 2002
Jamie Lee Jamie Lee ...  James Wordie 2 episodes, 2002
Christian Steel Christian Steel ...  Leonard Hussey 2 episodes, 2002
Ken Drury ...  Henry McNeish 2 episodes, 2002
Craig Cheetham ...  Walter How 2 episodes, 2002
Ian Mercer ...  Ernest Holness 2 episodes, 2002
Hugh Simon Hugh Simon ...  Equerry 2 episodes, 2002
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ...  King George V 2 episodes, 2002
Matt Day ...  Frank Hurley 2 episodes, 2002
Paul Bigley Paul Bigley ...  Charles Green 2 episodes, 2002
Nigel Whitmey Nigel Whitmey ...  William Bakewell 2 episodes, 2002
Celyn Jones ...  Perce Blackborow 2 episodes, 2002
Sven Nordin Sven Nordin ...  Jacobsen 2 episodes, 2002
Rolf Arly Lund Rolf Arly Lund ...  Capt. Thoralf 2 episodes, 2002
Angus Barnett ...  Wounded Soldier 2 episodes, 2002
Hugh Ross ...  Marsh 2 episodes, 2002
Claudia Coulter ...  Italian Maid 2 episodes, 2002
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The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the South Pole, and his epic struggle to lead his twenty-eight man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.

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On the brink of death - courage was his only weapon.


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Release Date:

7 April 2002 (USA) See more »

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Greenland See more »

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(2 parts)

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in which Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton threatens to throw his gloves overboard if the crewman doesn't take them is based on a true incident. In actuality, it was Frank Hurley who wouldn't take them. See more »

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When Shackleton lifts up the binoculars to watch the Endurance being crushed by ice, a cameraman operating a camera is reflected in the lenses of the binoculars. See more »

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[using the tea-things to demonstrate the planned expedition]
Sir Ernest Shackleton: And there we will, uh, make a base, and a smaller party will start a march towards the, um...
Janet Stancombe Wills: Scone.
Sir Ernest Shackleton: Ah, ah, the scone, precisely. At the same time a second group will land on the other side of the continent, uh, the Ross Sea, and make their way across the Beardmore Glacier towards the Pole, I-I-I mean the, uh, scone, um, laying food depots
[he uses crumbs]
Sir Ernest Shackleton: as they go, so that my party will have supplies for the second half...
[...]
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Excellent depiction
20 November 2002 | by redkiwiSee all my reviews

Branagh is very believable as Shackleton. He has the grace, the poise, the leadership and the sheer presence to carry off such a role. He is one of not many actors who would be believable in the role.

This tale of one of the great heroic rescues of all time has it all, and is excellently shot -- although a cynic might say that it would be hard to find a cinematographer who could not do wonders with the Antarctic landscapes!

Definitely worth seeing, and one of the better historical tales to have been told in recent times.


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