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A Fated Ship

Television (Full Length) – 1981

We’re only ship builders, not filmmakers pal
– A representative of the Whangerei Engineering Company to a rep from the Dino De Laurentiis Corporation
I relate to Lieutenant William Bligh. In many ways I understand the man’s impatience in trying to get this boat ready for the expedition. His first thought at all times was for the welfare and wellbeing of his crew. Not the hallmark of a tyrant at all.
– Mac McGuire, rep from the Dino De Laurentiis Corporation
She responds well to the helm, she’s done all we’ve asked of her and done it very well ... what more could you want?
– The latter-day Bounty’s helmsman
To me the most remarkable part of the Bounty saga is the 3500 mile voyage in an open boat identical to this one. It’s hard to imagine a more difficult task of human survival than the 48 days that Bligh and his crew spent crowded together, exposed to elements and in constant danger of being swamped ...
– Mac McGuire