Moby Dick (1998 miniseries)

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Moby Dick
Directed by Franc Roddam
Screenplay by Anton Diether
Based on Moby-Dick 
by Herman Melville
Starring Patrick Stewart
Henry Thomas
Production company American Zoetrope, Nine Network Australia,
USA Pictures
Budget US $20 million
Country United States
Language English
Original channel USA Network
Original airing United States:
March 15, 1998 (1998-03-15)
Running time 180 minutes
No. of episodes 3

Moby Dick is a television miniseries based on Herman Melville's 1851 novel of the same name, filmed in Australia in 1997 and first released in the United States in 1998.[1][2]

Cast and crew[edit]

Patrick Stewart took the lead role as Captain Ahab shortly after making a striking reference to the book, and quoting from it, in Star Trek: First Contact.[3]

The cast also included Henry Thomas as Ishmael, Gregory Peck (who previously played Ahab in the 1956 film adaptation) as Father Mapple and Ted Levine as Starbuck.

The executive producers were Robert Halmi Sr., Francis Ford Coppola and Fred Fuchs. Franc Roddam and Kris Noble were the producers.


Gregory Peck won a Golden Globe Award for best supporting actor, this almost forty years after he played Ahab in the 1956 film of the same name directed by John Huston. The series also won awards for its music, and was nominated for several Emmy Awards.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lloyd, Robert (August 1, 2011). "Television review: 'Moby Dick' / William Hurt stars as Captain Ahab in the new version on Encore, but Herman Melville seems to be missing.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Russo, Tom (March 13, 1998). "Captain My Captain: Patrick Stewart takes the helm of a new ship in 'Moby Dick'". Entertainment Weekly (Time Warner) (422). Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Captain My Captain". Entertainment Weekly. March 13, 1998. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ Awards,

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