New England, 1850: In search of inspiration, author Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) seeks out traumatized seaman Tom Nickerson (Brendan Gleeson), a survivor of the 1820 scuttling of the whaler Essex by a massive sperm whale. Nickerson's account of the tensions between green captain George Pollard (Benjamin Walker) and resentful first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), and the crew's harrowing choices for survival, are brought to memorable life in Ron Howard's nautical adventure; Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Michelle Fairley also star. 122 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; featurette.
Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson. Follow the true story of an American whaling crew attacked by a vicious sperm whale and marooned on lifeboats in the middle of the Atlantic, fighting for their lives. This harrowing story inspired the classic American epic "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville. Directed by Ron Howard. 2015/color/122 min/PG-13/widescreen.