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The Mercy (2018)

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The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

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... Clare Crowhurst
... Donald Crowhurst
... Rodney Hallworth
... Ronald Hall
... Sara Milburn
... Sir Francis Chichester
... Ian Milburn
... Mr. Best
... Wheeler
... Nelson Messina
... Miss Teignmouth
... James Crowhurst
... Benefits Officer
... Bear and Swan Landlady
... Mr. Elliot
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The incredible story of Donald Crowhurst , an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron. The story of Crowhurst's dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times. Written by Anonymous

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Colin Firth has family that live in Devon. See more »

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When the Teignmouth Electron is leaving harbour, the yachts in the background have a stern shape that's about 40 years too modern. See more »

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Rodney Hallworth: Donald Crowhurst wanted to be famous. Now, he's about to be.
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I didn't know the real-life story and I'm glad I didn't; it's a well-told, surprisingly moving bio-pic.
10 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

Though it is highly speculative and certain implications it heavily makes may be either irresponsible or insensitive because of this, 'The Mercy (2018)' has the advantage of an interesting mystery that affords a certain dramatic license simply because of the perspective it portrays. It represents a rather captivating and ultimately quite tragic tale of man vs wild and, perhaps more acutely, man vs both our inner demons as well as those of the ones we leave by the shore. I didn't know the real-life story and I'm glad I didn't, because it certainly goes in ways I didn't expect. The pacey first act is fast, fluid and fantastically well-told, even if its montage style is sometimes slightly tiring, but the picture always knows when to drop its anchor so that the slower moments can hammer home the rather blind-siding sad soul at the heart of this surprisingly moving flick. 7/10


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