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The Mercy (2018) Poster

(2018)

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At age 55, Colin Firth is 20 years older than Donald Crowhurst was when he set off on the Golden Globe race.
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Kate Winslet was first cast as Crowhurst's wife, before dropping out and being replaced by Rachel Weisz.
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The mayor played in the film was in fact the son of the actual mayor when Crowhurst set sail. In fact the son has even been mayor of Teignmouth twice since his father. He is the 3rd generation of Bladons to serve as mayor to the town.
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One of two biopics about Donald Crowhurst slated for release in the UK only a few weeks apart. The other, the independently produced Crowhurst (2017), starring Justin Salinger as Donald Crowhurst, was finished earlier, but the distributor of The Mercy bought it and delayed its release until a month after that of this film.
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During the filming, Colin Firth was hospitalised with a hip dislocation.
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The movie includes two oscar winners: Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth.
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Donald and Claire Crowhurst actually had four children, but they have only three in this film.
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Marks the first film of 2018 that Rachel Weisz took over a role from Kate Winslet, the other being The Favourite.
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Colin Firth has family that live in Devon.
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