Moby Dick (1998 miniseries)

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Moby Dick
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
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 3
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
Original network USA Network
Original release United States:
March 15, 1998 (1998-03-15)

Moby Dick was 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] The miniseries consisted of three 60-minute episodes.

Cast and crew[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.[3]

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


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.[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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