Moby Dick (1998 miniseries)

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Moby Dick
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Based on Moby-Dick
by Herman Melville
Screenplay by Anton Diether
Directed by Franc Roddam
Starring Patrick Stewart
Henry Thomas
Country of origin United States
Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 2
Production
Executive producer(s) Robert Halmi Sr.
Francis Ford Coppola
Fred Fuchs
Producer(s) Franc Roddam
Kris Noble
Running time 180 minutes
Production company(s) American Zoetrope, Nine Network Australia,
USA Pictures
Budget US $20 million
Release
Original network USA Network
Original release United States:
March 15, 1998 (1998-03-15)
March 16, 1998 (1998-03-16)

Moby Dick was a television miniseries based on Herman Melville's 1851 novel of the same name. It was filmed in Australia in 1997 and first released in the United States in 1998.[1][2] The miniseries consisted of two episodes, each running two hours with commercials on March 15 and 16 of 1998 on the USA Network.[3]

Cast and crew[edit]

Cast[edit]

Patrick Stewart took the lead role shortly after making a striking reference to the book, and quoting from it, in Star Trek: First Contact.[4]

Gregory Peck appeared as Father Mapple more than forty years after he played Ahab in the 1956 film adaptation directed by John Huston.

Awards[edit]

Gregory Peck won a Golden Globe Award for best-supporting actor. The series also won awards for its music and was nominated for several Emmy Awards.[5]

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ Scott, Tony (March 11, 1998). "Review: 'Moby Dick'". Variety. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Captain My Captain". Entertainment Weekly. March 13, 1998. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ Awards, IMDb.com

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