Theatrical Release Date: 10 Nov 2004
Home Ent. Release Date: 10 May 2004
Cert: Not Rated
In Moby Dick John Huston (The Maltese Falcon, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Man Who Would be King) directs Hollywood great Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird, How the West was Won) in one of his most innovative of roles, with a cameo by Orson Welles. (Citizen Kane, A Touch of Evil). This classic story by Herman Melville revolves around Captain Ahab and his obsession with a huge whale, Moby Dick. The whale caused the loss of Ahab's leg years before, leaving Ahab to stomp the boards of his ship on a peg leg. Ahab is so crazed by his desire to kill the whale, that he is prepared to sacrifice everything, including his life, the lives of his crew members, and even his ship to find and destroy his nemesis, Moby Dick. This ambitious tale, told with breathtaking imagery, tells the allegorical epic adventure yarn with all its turbulent undercurrents of the myth of the Superman acting in hell-bent defiance of his God. As Huston himself said, “Moby Dick is the story of Noah in reverse”.