Starring: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Ken Stott, Jonathan Bailey
Story: Bio-drama directed by James Marsh based on the true story of the disastrous attempt by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth) to complete the Golden Globe Race in 1968 and his subsequent attempts to cover up his failure by deciding to deceive everyone by claiming he sailed around the world alone.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Donald Crowhurst: Dreams are the seeds of action, we’d all do well to remember that.
Donald Crowhurst: A single handed race around the world. I’ve already sent in my entry form.
Clare Crowhurst: Are you serious?
Ian: Alone on a boat for nine months? You’re either drunk or mad.
Donald Crowhurst: Well, we should have another drink so that we can rule out madness.
Clare Crowhurst: May I point out you don’t have a boat capable of such a voyage.
Donald Crowhurst: We’re going to build one.
Stanley Best: Have you ever done anything like that before?
Donald Crowhurst: That’s the point. If I can do it, then so can the bloke who stares at the horizon.
Stanley Best: I’m putting in the money, what are you putting in?
Donald Crowhurst: Everything else.
Clare Crowhurst: I fooled myself into thinking we were just building a boat. I didn’t think I’d actually have to watch you sail away.
Donald Crowhurst: That’s what boats do.
Clare Crowhurst: Promise me you’ll come home.
Rodney Hallworth: [to Donald] Any sane man would want to pull out of such an endeavor. Leave your doubts with us here on the shore. Take your dreams out to sea.
Donald Crowhurst: A great deal of pressure falls on the man alone on a boat. The sea shows no mercy.
Donald Crowhurst: If I go on, my chances of survival would be fifty-fifty. If I turn back, I face certain ruin. I can’t go on and I can’t go home. So where else is there?
[looking at his map]
Donald Crowhurst: I’m here. What if I tell them I’m here?
Donald Crowhurst: What do I do now? I’m out here alone!
Donald Crowhurst: I thought I could play the game better.
Rodney Hallworth: Where are the leaders?
Wheeler: Three thousand miles ahead.
Rodney Hallworth: Donald Crowhurst wanted to be famous, now he’s about to be.
[referring to Donald]
Stanley Best: We had a hand in this! We put pressure on the man!
[to his children]
Donald Crowhurst: We’re always connected no matter how far apart we are.
Clare Crowhurst: Tomorrow, and every day after, my children will still need their father, and I will still need my husband.
Donald Crowhurst: Life must be lived. So the question becomes, what can you do to give it all meaning?
The Mercy is set to open in the UK 02/09/2018.