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The Mercy

Wed 21 Mar 2018


The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

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BBFC: Contains infrequent strong language

The incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst. He was an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife and children behind, hesitantly embarking on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.

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Directed By
James Marsh
Year Made
USA 2017