About

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.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to...

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Directed by

Ron Howard

Written by

Charles Leavitt (Screenplay)
Nathaniel Philbrick (Novel)
Rick Jaffa (Story)
Amanda Silver (Story)

Runtime

122 minutes

Country

United States of America, Spain

Language

English

Tagline

Based on the incredible true story that inspired Moby Dick

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Keywords

death stranded suicide shipwreck based on a true story sea 19th century ship hunger ocean survival new england starvation cannibalism whale whaling lost at sea whaling ship whale oil nantucket

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