In the Heart of the Sea

Synopsis: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
Director(s): Ron Howard
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

Mr. Chase.

We have been extremely pleased with your efforts over the years.

Our ship, Essex, has been renovated and should be sent to sea.

After such an expensive investment should she be in the best possible hands.

Therefore ...

... It is our pleasure to forhyre you.

As frstestyrmand.

As frstestyrmand?

They promised that I became captain after the last raid.

I came home with 1,500 barrels. You gave me your word.

That promise must thus exposed.

As everyone else, we are experiencing hard times.

- Not on my expeditions. - Nantucket dominate the market.

It must not change.

We can not afford to experiment.

Essex is led by George Pollard -

- Descendant of a prominent whaling family.

His father is also our investor.

They can have as much experience but family carries the most weight.

But it does not take up a ship with oil. A captain should be respected.

- What if the men do not? - It is the sure.

- Goodbye, gentlemen. - I understand your disappointment.

They therefore offered fifteenth-party.

So much I have never offered a first mate.

If you dispose 2,000 barrels of oil, I promise ...

... That you will be captain next time.

It has They promised before, mr. Mason.

This time I want it in writing.

Captain Pollard.

We have just spoken with mr. Chase, who will be happy to serve under you.

It sounds good.

I must fit a greenhorn.

A small gifted islander born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

- I should have said no. - You got the their words in print.

Yes. However, a liar words are worth nothing. Not on paper.

I also would love you if you were a merchant ship captain.

So you would not go away in two years.

A whaling ship came home last week after three years.

She lost two men and returned with a half load.

They did not have me on board.

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Charles Leavitt

Charles Leavitt (born 1970) is an American screenwriter best known for writing the 2006 film Blood Diamond. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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