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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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Cast

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

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep Water See more »

Filming Locations:

Teignmouth, Devon, England, UK See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At age 55, Colin Firth is 20 years older than Donald Crowhurst was when he set off on the Golden Globe race. See more »

Goofs

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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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 Pjtaylor-96-138044See 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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