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Maiden is a movie starring Frank Bough, John Chittenden, and Bruno Du Bois. The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the...

Other Titles
Ellas contra la marea, Zeglarki
Running Time
1 hours 37 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Sport
Director
Alex Holmes
Actors
Pat Edwards, Frank Bough, Bruno Du Bois, John Chittenden
Country
UK
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

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Maria H.

This film looked and sounded great but when I watched it, I had to question whether or not I really wanted to go to this movie. I didn't. But when I watched it the other day I realized that I really enjoyed this movie. The film is about a chess tournament that takes place in 1944 during World War II. The players are Europeans, from the Balkans, Serbia, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. The tournament is about chess, and all the players are competing to win the championship. The movie is one of the most beautifully shot documentaries I have ever seen. The footage is beautiful, from the opening of the film to the ending. The film was directed by Tony LaCava. He was a great director, and his work is known for its beautiful cinematography and great editing. I thought that the film was well directed, and was quite interesting. I was surprised at the quality of the movie, because I was not expecting it to be so long, so I was not surprised by the length. The acting was great, and I thought that, overall, the movie was very entertaining. I thought that it was very educational and fascinating. I definitely recommend it to people. The film has some very emotional scenes and was very emotional for me. This was great because the film made me feel emotional and I enjoyed the film a lot. I would recommend this film to anyone, regardless of whether or not you liked it or not.

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Ryan

For a video about hockey, you expect to see a lot of shots. As it is, most of them are of the "close up" kind, and often, the "worse" shots are in the way. You can also expect to see the camera in the same way as the pro's do: following the players and keeping the focus on them as the action unfolds. As we saw in the first viewing, the cameras are often left in a position that's also possible to "cut to" - though usually with the players in motion, we didn't get that. The presentation of the events in the game itself was the real gem. The director did a good job, but I think the real highlight was a series of interviews with those involved. I was surprised to learn that there were two different teams in the NHL - one was actually comprised of "Western" players - all of whom came from the Atlantic Coast Conference, the other was comprised of "Eastern" players - all of whom came from the East Coast Conference. Well done on both sides, and I found this interesting. So - if you like hockey, you'll enjoy this, if you're not, then it's not worth your time.

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Judith Richards

This is a wonderful documentary, about a sport that should have been at the forefront of the Olympics. The thing about weightlifting is that people don't really realize that all the athletes involved in the sport are professionals, and it's the people who are just watching it for the fun of it, and don't know how to know that there is a difference between a professional and a hobbyist. This documentary gives some background information about the sport, and why it is being cut back. It gives people a good idea of what it's like to be involved in the sport. It also shows how athletes can keep pushing themselves to get to the next level. This documentary is definitely worth watching, and there is no question that you'll find something in it, because you will certainly learn something.

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Pamela F.

Okay, so I really enjoyed the documentary. But it's just too emotionally cloying. And I think the best part of the movie is the montage of the photographers to give it a documentary feel. But the documentary is more of a "feel good" kind of movie. So in that regard I didn't like it. But it's still a pretty good documentary.

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Cynthia

Anytime a documentary film is made about wrestling it is absolutely worth watching. The problem with those documentaries is that they are usually edited together. This is done here to better illustrate what it was like to be a wrestler. This one is a little different though. It really shows the life of a male wrestler who was in the business for a good portion of his life, even if he was only in the business for about one year. There were his parents who always had wrestling in the house and knew a lot about the business. His dad even tried to find a gimmick for the wrestler but he was not successful. His mother did his job, but there was a little bit of time they spent together. His younger brother Joe, who was the wrestling coach at his high school wrestling team, was the manager. Joe was also a wrestler at his high school team. When Joe and the younger brother came to see him when he was at work he said, "Hey, do you remember me at school? Do you remember me at school?" When he got to his house, there was a bathroom that was used for the wrestling camp he was in and he was sure the wrestling locker room was there. He thought he might have found the locker room and it was filled with wrestlers. The way he left that was exactly how he found the locker room in the first place. He also did his job as a father. When he came back from his job at the high school wrestling team, the parents thought he might be getting married. They wanted to make sure he was married and she went to the prom with the other wrestler. When she saw him, he hugged her and thanked him for coming. I think most people can relate to that kind of situation. The documentary is not edited to be of much interest. It is a lot of stories and footage. There is no dramatic music during those scenes. It is made to be just plain entertaining. One thing I did like was that it was a little short. It went on for about two hours, which is perfect for me. It made the process of wrestling and dad/son bonding, a little less frustrating. One thing I did find was a little confusing was the roles that Joe and his brother had. When Joe was in high school, his brother was his best friend. When Joe was in high school his brother was his best friend. So the boys actually did wrestle at the same time, but the brothers never really got together until his brother was in his forties. That is all I got out of it. There was one particular wrestling match that was the highlight of the film. There was a car accident that was filmed, but it was edited down to just a wrestling match. I have never seen the film, but it seems like the best thing to see would be the last two minutes of it.

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Barbara Scott

I've never been able to understand the concept of the Grand Prix, or the so called F1 Fears, the supposed dangers of the sport, since the movies I've seen about it have been nothing but silly. But I never considered it a very important movie. But now, thanks to the marvelous Catherine Tate, I have discovered the real secret behind the F1 Fears. Catherine Tate is a great, but very average, actress, who's abilities are obviously limited. But she's also pretty funny in the part she's playing, and even has a good comic timing. She's not a major presence here, but I'm sure she'll be in the sequels. This is also a great role for Emma Thompson, who's well known as a high budget, hard to remember star in films. In this movie, she plays a woman who owns a house in the suburbs, a divorced mother and a college graduate. It's all easy going, but the plot is pretty interesting, too. From here, the movie gets surprisingly deep and is very interesting. I've never seen a movie like this before. So, all in all, this is a movie I have to give a 10/10. To me, the best part is when Catherine Tate is driving. I'm very excited for the next installment of the "Spectacular Spider-Man", which will be just as well received as this movie.

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Daniel K.

I'm not sure why this film is not on the IMDb top 250, but if it's out there then I'd recommend it to anyone, even if you're not interested in world chess or have no interest in anything other than a quality film. To put it bluntly, the movie is a masterpiece. It is just that, a masterpiece. A great film. One of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. The best movie I've ever seen. It's unique, it's amazing, it's beautifully made, and it's got everything. It will captivate you. It will make you realize just how beautiful and magical the human race is. It will make you care about the world and the many things that affect it. It will make you appreciate and learn about everything that you do. And above all, it will inspire you. It will be an incredible experience, and you will be so pleased with the fact that you just witnessed it. And it will make you wish that you were there with them. I can't recommend it enough, and I can't recommend it enough. Masterpieces can be hard to come by, but this is the best I've ever seen.

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Brenda

Well,I was really excited when I heard about this movie.But I couldn't get it to stream.I didn't really want to watch it.But the director,she did a good job. It was funny and I was really surprised.I think that it could be a good movie.I would recommend this movie to anyone that wants to see it.Also, I think that this is not something that it is a boring movie.I think it is going to be a must see for people.I would recommend this to people that want to see a good movie.If you like horror movies,you will definitely enjoy this movie.I really would like to see it again.It is a good movie.

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Emily

On August 3, 1974, two minutes before the start of the World Cup in Brazil, a member of the West German soccer team, Uwe Neumann, was trampled to death by a horde of furious, drunken fans who had had enough of the pro-West German soccer team and had vowed to break the back of West Germany's national team, which was considered unbeatable in the world. The resulting protests led to the suspension of the West German team from the World Cup. The resulting argument over World Cup football led to the resignation of President Ferdinand Cinghiales, who resigned as a result. This film, the subject of the documentary, is a cinematic presentation of the events leading up to the protest and the resulting football protest. The director, Uwe Neumann, is clearly and unflinchingly taking the side of the players of West Germany, despite his feelings that they might be at fault for the death of Neumann. The film is very graphic in showing the violence and bloodshed during the protests, including the suffering of the West German team in their fight to get their team back. The participants are shown as rednecks, petty criminals, and violent thugs, who may not have deserved the violent reaction they received. The protests led to the formation of the ultra-nationalist East Germany football team, which was universally hated by the entire country. The football protests led to the creation of the football club 'Flugels' which has been banned from Germany, because of its support for West Germany. This movement is one of the greatest problems that Germany's World Cup success had to face. The protests led to the disbanding of the football club, and led to many of its players getting suspended from the national team. The protest in particular led to the death of Neumann, a leading member of the West German football team. In an interview with the directors, Neumann's wife, Raquel, explains that the protests were not the issue. It was only after the death of Neumann that he became concerned about the situation of the West German football team. A protest in front of West Berlin's football club, in the middle of the night, for a football game with an East German team that was extremely rich, and had the support of all the government officials, was seen by the public as quite a normal thing. The West German football team's status was untouchable, and it was simply not the case that the club had to change its name to 'Flugels'. Furthermore, the whole football club was not united and they did not have one official leader. There was no large mass rally and general strike. The people simply decided to pick a fight with the football club and to pick a fight with the government. The film shows the violence and bloodletting between the police, and the supporters of the football team, which had to be reported to the police. The violence was seen by the public as a normal thing, and all the West German government wanted was to put the protests behind them. However, the footage shows the public reaction as if they had been emotionally scarred. For the public, the protests were not about the players or the club. They were about the players and their manager's mismanagement of the team, and a government scandal that went unnoticed by the public. The protests turned into a scandal for the public, because the clubs were not able to maintain their professional status. The protests had a huge impact on the people of Germany. The public had no understanding of what a football club was, and the team's poor management led to many fans leaving the team, leaving them with only one important member. The football protests led to the German football association being disbanded. In the end, the team was disbanded, and all the money and prestige lost. It also led to the government and its officials admitting that the protests were the result of all those who had watched the West German national team lose the World Cup, and were now calling for the team's disbandment.

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Katherine R.

In this film, we are introduced to the children of the nation's most successful female figure skater. We see that all of them are complex human beings. What separates them? The growing up of their parents, the genes of the mother and the father of the young girl, the ability of the young skater to skate the floor, and so on. Of course, as is the case with most such things, the kids, all of them, are portrayed as good people. Unfortunately, the movie leaves us with more questions than answers. It should be obvious, why it is that the children in all of the countries, all of the world, are so successful? Is it the mothers' genes? Are the parents in any way related to the skaters? The answer is: No. In addition to this, if there were any child who had a genetic disease that could destroy their health, and their mother had not been concerned enough to save her child, and the father had not made sure his daughter was healthy, then that child would have been born dead. Some of the parents were, and I will not tell you which ones, totally incompetent. The generation that has become the successful skaters are definitely not responsible for the high number of deaths that have occurred, although there are so many comments about this. But these people were probably good at everything they were doing, they just happened to be poor at that particular task, or they were intelligent, but poor in the other tasks. There was probably some element of corruption, but I could not tell. I suspect that the parents of the skaters were not the ones who were responsible for the high number of fatalities. The movie does a good job of showing that there is something different about the lives of these talented people, and that what we are seeing is not just a case of pure accidents. Some of them are skilled in their professions, some are highly intelligent and talented, some are just lucky. The movie suggests that it is not only the genetic element that has caused these accidents, but that there is more to it. It seems to me that the key to such accidents would be: 1) The parents are not as good at parenting as the children, and are too easily influenced, or 2) The parents do not care about their offspring, that they do not see them as human beings, and do not instill the values that allow the child to be happy. If it is the latter, then it is a very big problem.

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Kevin Jacobs

The bottom line is, I love Maria Sharapova. I love tennis, I love Maria, and I absolutely adore Maria. What a wonderful story and film that was! Maria's story is quite a different one than what I have heard, as I read an article by the BBC about a year ago which said that Maria was almost quitting the sport, which also pretty much destroyed her, but not Maria, and when Maria came back, she is absolutely in love with it. I really didn't know much about Maria prior to this movie, but I have to say that I am impressed with her. I just love Maria. She is incredible, and her story is inspiring and fantastic. This is the type of story I like to watch, especially when it is about a woman who makes it big and I love to see a woman come back to tennis and dominate. This movie did an amazing job with the different aspects of Maria and this is one of the best movies I have seen of her, the fact that she was broke when she made it was fascinating, and the fact that she made it into the top three in tennis is just amazing. I also loved the character of Stefan (played by Tomas Milian), the kind and gentle teacher who was so caring and the way he treated Maria was very inspirational. I think it was a great role for Tomas Milian. I am not an Olympic sport fan, but I think he really captured the essence of a person who did it so well and had such a positive impact on people around her. The movie was very inspirational and I have to say that I will be watching this movie again when it comes out on DVD so I can enjoy it again. This is the type of movie I would love to watch again. It was great, and this is not a movie I would have ever thought of watching without Maria Sharapova.

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Andrea

To say this is a documentary about one of the greatest distance runners in the history of athletics is not an exaggeration. Its all about the woman known as the "Nike goddess" and her two world championships. It is very fascinating, actually it is so fascinating that you end up reflecting upon your own life. I thought I was gonna like this documentary, I love Nike but I wasn't a huge fan of her. Now I am a huge Nike fan. It is a documentary and it is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. I give it a 9 out of 10. I suggest you see this documentary. Its one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.

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Michelle D.

I went into this film with very low expectations, and came out having very high expectations. What a great way to spend 90 minutes. My main gripe about this film is the music. The music is not very memorable and could have been used to better effect in the film. The performances are great, and the film has an energy and emotion to it that can't be faulted. The cinematography is well done, and the editing is excellent. The direction is brilliant, and the film is not what you would expect at all. It is a documentary and it should be. In the long run, this is a great film.

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Jennifer

I am not a football fan but I like watching the Premier League so I was looking forward to watching this film. The film shows the life of two young girls who play football in the same team and they both end up being to star player. The film follows the relationship between the two girls and how they grow up into the successful footballer they become. The film does give you a good insight into the people that this sport is attracting and it gives you a good insight into how the other female players and girls feel about this sport. The film doesn't show the full picture of the game and it doesn't show anything about the community as a whole. I am glad that the director made the film this way, I think that the whole of England should be watching this film. The film is well made and I am sure that it will do well at the box office. My only complaint would be that it did lack something in the background.

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Frances

If you like soccer you'll love this documentary. This documentary shows the players of what it would be like for a small African nation to host the World Cup and the sacrifices they make to win the World Cup. The documentary is very funny and very well researched. It shows what it would be like to host the World Cup and how it could affect the small nations in Africa. The documentary is well worth the time and the viewers will learn a lot about the players, the countries and the culture in which they live. The story of the French team, are still ongoing and I will look forward to see how they go on to go on to the World Cup in 2014. It is a very important tournament for the world and the soccer world and this film should be shared as widely as possible. The documentary is highly recommended and it will give you a better understanding of what it is to host a World Cup.

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Rachel F.

Well here is another anti-american movie like America - "All That Jazz". Well a non-american plays a jazz singer in the United States. How in the world did this director come up with this? It's the same thing in every country, all movie makers use the same tricks and the same methods to convince you to like or to dislike their movies. How can you be sure that the director or the producer did not use all the methods used by the producer and his/her organization? Here in Brazil the majority of the people accept to vote for certain politicians because they think that they are smart and the bad guys are stupid. You can watch these people in your home TV. If you don't want to watch that kind of movie, then you don't need to see it.

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Gregory W.

I watched this a week after the release of this documentary and I'm glad I did. This documentary chronicles the incredible underdog's journey to the first Olympic gold medal for women. Telling the tale of how a great idea, early on, got crushed by the political reasons and corruption that get in the way. The documentary follows a group of women around the world as they search for gold. The stories are all different, they all have a common thread:they are women. It is inspiring to see women go so far. I'm glad to see that more women are getting involved in sport and wrestling, it's the most competitive sport in the world. The documentary was well made and all the interviews were very entertaining, you can't help but think how much more things could be done with a bit more power. It was very educational and had a great message.

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Denise

After watching this documentary, I was left with a feeling of profound sadness. The film highlights the heartbreaking story of why women in the NFL do not enjoy the same career opportunities and pay raises that their male counterparts. There are many reasons, but the most important, for me, was that I felt that the same two women who starred in this film could not have been from the same state. I cannot relate to their plight as much as the men in the film. I know that there are many women in the NFL who would not have had a similar story. It is very moving and I will definitely be watching this film again. My only question is why couldn't women in the NFL have the same story? I feel the same about the women who starred in Raging Bull. The acting in this film was very good, especially since there are no American male actors in the film. The performances are truly great and the way they brought these women to life was absolutely brilliant. I would say the actresses, and their male counterparts, were the only real factor in bringing these women's lives to life.

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Donna

My favorite scene in this movie is when Brandon and his dad go up to visit Brandon's Uncle. This is the only time the entire audience laugh out loud. One other thing, this movie is not supposed to be a documentary. It's not supposed to be a deep look into the world of baseball. It's supposed to be a movie that shows the life of a baseball player and the sacrifices that they make to get to where they are. This movie is a lot like "Baseball Diaries" and "Baseball Boys" but for the people of the great state of North Carolina. In North Carolina there are over 700,000 kids who have never had a chance to play baseball. Brandon is one of these kids. He is such an incredible person. He makes the most out of a good situation. In the story, Brandon has a terrible father. He doesn't want Brandon to play baseball. Brandon doesn't want to play baseball. But Brandon wants to play baseball. When Brandon gets a chance to go to a high school tournament and he decides to go. He decides to go. His dad tells him, "No baseball, no boys. It's too hard." His dad wants Brandon to be a computer programmer. Brandon doesn't want to do that. He wants to be a baseball player. When Brandon finally plays baseball, he is crushed. He doesn't want to play baseball, but he doesn't have a choice. Brandon wants to be the best. Brandon wants to get the Best Player Award. Brandon wants to go to college. And for all of you kids out there who want to go to college, Brandon will be there to help you. This movie is about a guy who is a very good person. It's not about a bad guy. Brandon is a person who is a very good person. He deserves a lot of credit for not trying to be a computer programmer, but to just play baseball. This movie shows you about people and how they make their choices. This is not a movie that is trying to teach you a lesson. It's a movie that shows you a really good life.

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Andrea J.

Brisbane winter contains a great deal of poor produce. It is common practice in Queensland to harvest the fruits in a year before the first frost. If the harvest is good, the vegetables will be late in the season and the crop will fail to produce. In fact, the failed crops are a widespread occurrence. This documentary tells the story of one farmer's epic effort to salvage some of his harvest by trading in the fruits and vegetables for cabbage seeds, which would grow. The farmer, James Leach, had only 25 days to use the seeds and the vegetables, which were meant to provide for the family, but turned out to be the best of the worst. The film is gripping and an insight into a tale of personal sacrifice and determination. What began as a promising way to make extra money became a story of extreme frustration and heartbreak. It was not easy to find enough cabbage seedlings to ensure that the crop was ready to harvest and to place the seeds in the ground. As the farmer, William Barton, comments, "We spent the better part of a year in a sweat shop and only the cabbage seedlings came through." The cabbage seedlings were small, the real prize being the last 15 or so of the crop. Most of the seedlings would not reach maturity because the temperatures would drop below freezing. Because of the lack of money available to farmers, the farmer, James Leach, decided to trade the cabbage seeds for wheat. When the farmer found a farmer in the town of Bedford who had wheat seedlings, James Leach applied to the farmer for the seeds and by chance, a couple of the seeds were planted together. The farmer, James Leach, later obtained the seeds from the farmer, William Barton. Leach wanted to salvage some of his harvest and in return, William Barton provided him with some cabbage seedlings. After the planting season, Leach began to harvest the cabbage seedlings on his farm. He kept most of the crop for himself and some of the cabbage seedlings. The farmer, William Barton, agreed to take some of the crop to supply the town of Bedford and Leach agreed to harvest the remaining cabbage seedlings for William Barton. The farmer, William Barton, was a dedicated person who used his land to make extra money. He had only 75 days to save the crop and he did not have the money to do so. Leach, who was able to get more than 150 cabbage seedlings and was able to grow a small amount of cabbage, was also able to use them to supply himself. Leach had to use all of his remaining cabbage seedlings to make up the $200 he spent on seedling seeds. He was able to do this because of William Barton. By purchasing the seeds, the farmer was able to save the crops. James Leach's story is not unique. His story illustrates the plight of many farm workers in Queensland. There are many stories of farm workers who gave their life to help others. Although James Leach found his own fulfillment through the seeds, William Barton was able to share the farm's harvest and the farmer's success with his community. In some ways, James Leach's story is similar to the stories of Steve Brown and Andrew Westhoff who grew and harvested the crops in the movie, The Conscience of the Farmer. The movie was remarkable and is a great piece of documentary. Even though many of the viewers were farmers, they were not aware that the crop was grown on a large scale. The farmers in the film and those who heard their story, appreciated the farmer's determination and skill.

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Amy R.

Perhaps I am too jaded, but this documentary, "The Moment of Truth: The Story of U.S. Olympic Swimmer Mike Ryan" (2017) from JT (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), on the performance of Michael Ryan, a biopic of the 1972 Olympic swimmer, includes some truly fascinating conversations about what it was like to be in Ryan's shoes, as well as some great stories from Ryan's peers, including his triathlete bestie, Kerri Swisher. This documentary will most likely spark some intense discussion, including the proper distinction between a biopic and a documentary, or perhaps some commentary on how Ryan was the poster boy for the sport of swimming. However, this documentary is not for the squeamish, and not even for those who are fans of the sport of swimming, as it is quite dark. And, I must admit that I am surprised at the negative reactions this film was met with. I am a big believer in documentaries, and I always read comments by other viewers that had questions about the film, but I was blown away by the number of people who gave positive reviews on this film. I give it a thumbs up.

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Andrew

I feel like I could be pretty emotional about this movie. Especially since this was the first DVD I bought. I am a big football fan and this is my favorite movie of all time, and my favorite documentary about the game. I watch it over and over. It is a great introduction to the game and to life in general. This documentary is great for kids, people who are into sports, or anyone who enjoys the game of football. I recommend it.