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In the Heart of the Sea movie quotes bring the novel of the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick, based on the story that inspired Moby-Dick, to life. The adventure thriller, which follows the whaling ship Essex, was adapted into a screenplay by Charles Leavitt. Directed by Ron Howard, In the Heart of the Sea opened in theaters on November 11, 2015.

In In the Heart of the Sea, it's 1820 and members of the whaling ship Essex, including inexperienced Captain George Pollard, Jr. (Benjamin Walker), First Mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), Second Mate Matthew Joy (Cillian Murphy) and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland and Brendan Gleeson), meet one another as they set out on a voyage. While they don't initially all get along, they soon find out that there are much bigger problems ahead.

Thousands of miles off shore, the Essex is hit by a massive and quite angry sperm whale. The ship sinks and leaves the crew members fending for their lives. But it only gets worse from there. The whale continues to attack them and they struggle to stay alive during the three-month period at sea. The men are forced to take unthinkable steps for survival, or at least that's what an old Tom Nickerson later tells author Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw), who would go on to write the tale as Moby-Dick.

In the Heart of the Sea hits theaters alongside other late 2015 blockbusters including The Big Short, Creed, The Danish Girl, and The Good Dinosaur.
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