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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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Scott Z. Burns
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Credited cast:
Rachel Weisz ... Clare Crowhurst
Colin Firth ... Donald Crowhurst
David Thewlis ... Rodney Hallworth
Mark Gatiss ... Ronald Hall
Simon McBurney ... Sir Francis Chichester
Andrew Buchan ... Ian Milburn
Jonathan Bailey ... Ian Wheeler
Ken Stott ... Stanley Best
Anna Madeley ... Sara Milburn
Adrian Schiller ... Mr. Elliot
Tim Downie ... Style Editor
Genevieve Gaunt ... Miss Teignmouth
Sebastian Armesto ... Nelson Messina
Finn Elliot ... James Crowhurst
Kerry Godliman ... Bear and Swan Landlady
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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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UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Donald Crowhurst Project See more »

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Teignmouth, Devon, England, UK See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The movie includes two oscar winners: Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth. 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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[First lines]
Rachel Crowhurst: Are there horses in the Horse Latitudes?
Donald Crowhurst: No, sweetheart. Story has it that many years ago when the Spanish sailed to the West Indies they brought their horses with them, and sometimes they ran out of wind and then they ran out of fresh water as well.
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Written by Lorenzo Barcelata
Performed by Los Indios Tabajaras
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Why watch the dramatisation when you can see the real story?
5 June 2018 | by fm-953-463345See all my reviews

Watch the doco on the man and the race here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460766/reference.

Way better than this. This really captures nothing of what it is like to be on the water alone. It is interesting we idolise the failure when the heroes in the race are so amazing. I feel sorry for the man, but what a crazy undertaking to take with so little experience. No one is really capturing what the real people are like.

The doco is amazing. I've watched so many times because the characters themselves are so incredibly different in themselves.

FYI, in this first race, it took about 9-10 months. Today, the record is shy of 43 days. This is usually contested every 4 years with the Vendee Globe, but there are always independent challenges. Truly amazing.


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