“The Mercy” quotes

Movie The Mercy
Title The Mercy
Year 2018
Director James Marsh
Genre Drama, Biography, Adventure
Plot – This movie tells the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst, amateur merchant and sailor, who in 1968 decides to join the Golden Globe Race, a non-stop solo regatta around the world. He is allured by the cash prize offered to the winner by the magazine Sunday Times, money that would grant him some financial stability, and also by the idea of becoming the first person to circumnavigate the globe alone without breaks. Donald reluctantly decides to leave his family, his wife Clare and their children, risking his home and job, to embark a boat that is not fully ready to start his adventure aboard the trimaran Teignmouth Electron.
All actors – Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, Jonathan Bailey, David Thewlis, Mark Gatiss, Simon McBurney, Tim Downie, Anna Madeley, Kerry Godliman, Andrew Buchan, Genevieve Gaunt, Ken Stott, Sebastian Armesto, Finn Elliot, Kit Connor, Adrian Schiller, Sam Hoare, Laurence Spellman, Paul Thornley, Bruce Mackinnon, Simon Chandler, Martin Marquez, Oliver Maltman, Greg Hicks, Richard Braine, Alexia Traverse-Healy, Eleanor Stagg, Zara Prassinot, Richard Teverson, Mark Davison, Avye Leventis, Maynard Crowe, Robert Elphick, Geoff Bladon, Matthew Jones, Dilyana Bouklieva
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  • “- Mr. Best: How far are you going today?
    - Donald Crowhurst: Oh, just staying locally. Practising for a longer haul, though.
    - Mr. Best: Really? Any place in particular?
    - Donald Crowhurst: Round the world.”

    Ken Stott - Stanley Best
    Colin Firth - Donald Crowhurst
  • - Ian: Alone on a boat for nine months? You're either drunk or mad.
    - Donald Crowhurst: Well, then we should have another drink immediately, so that we can rule out madness. As Chichester said, "any fool can circumnavigate the world sober, it takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." Same again?

    Jonathan Bailey - Ian Wheeler
    Colin Firth - Donald Crowhurst
  • “- Rachel Crowhurst: Are there horses in the Horse Latitudes?
    - Donald Crowhurst: No, sweetheart. Story has it that many years ago when the Spanish sailed to the West Indies they brought their horses with them, and sometimes they ran out of wind and then they ran out of fresh water as well.”

    Eleanor Stagg - Rachel Crowhurst
    Colin Firth - Donald Crowhurst
    [Tag:horses, place]
  • The only thing that I can imagine that would test a man more than sailing around the world in a boat alone, stopping only once, is not stopping at all. And "The Sunday Times" has asked me here today to announce just such a challenge. There will be a cashprize for the man who comes first, and a prize for the man who is fastest.
    Simon McBurney - Sir Francis Chichester
  • “Because to only do what has been done before is to live one's life in the shadow of other men.”
    Simon McBurney - Sir Francis Chichester
  • “A man alone on a boat is more alone than any man alive.”
    Simon McBurney - Sir Francis Chichester
    [Tag:sailors, solitude]
  • “During his lifetime each man plays cosmic chess with the devil. It's difficult to know who's winning, because God plays with one set of rules, the devil plays with the other exactly opposite set of rules. But one thing is clear. The only real sin is the sin of concealment.”
    Colin Firth - Donald Crowhurst
  • “Donald Crowhurst wanted to be famous. Now, he's about to be.”
    David Thewlis - Rodney Hallworth
  • “My children will still need a father, and I will still need a husband.”

    Rachel Weisz - Clare Crowhurst