The Mercy Trailer – 9 February – 30,000 mile dangerous voyage – true events

The Mercy Trailer
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The Mercy Trailer – watch true events of a disastrous Golden Globe Race in 1968.  Arrives in cinemas 9 February

This is how it goes

Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst’s disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.

The story tells of Crowhurst’s dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey. His wife Claire and children waited for his return at home. Described as one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

The Mercy is released ahead of the 50th anniversary Golden Globe Race. The race starts on 30 June 2018 from Plymouth.

Director: James Marsh

Writer:  Scott Z Burns

Stars: Colin Firth as Donald Crowhurst.  Rachel Weisz as Clare Crowhurst, David Thewlis as Rodney Hallworth. Jonathan Bailey as Wheeler

Quotes: Dreams are the scenes of action.  We’d all do well to remember that.

Single-handed race around the world: I’ve already sent it my entry form

Alone on a boat for nine months.  You must be drunk or mad

A great deal of pressure falls on a man alone on a boat

 

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