The Sea Wolf (1993 film)

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The Sea Wolf
Directed by Michael Anderson
Produced by Duke Fenady
W. Paterson Ferns
Screenplay by Andrew J. Fenady
Based on The Sea-Wolf by Jack London
Starring Charles Bronson
Christopher Reeve
Music by Charles Bernstein
Cinematography Glen MacPherson
Edited by Nick Rotundo
Release date
  • April 18, 1993 (1993-04-18)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Sea Wolf is a 1993 American-Canadian television drama film directed by Michael Anderson, starring Charles Bronson, Catherine Mary Stewart and Christopher Reeve. It is based on Jack London's novel The Sea-Wolf.

The film was nominated for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special at the 45th Primetime Emmy Awards.[1]


Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.



Ray Loynd wrote for the Los Angeles Times:

The production rivals the classic Edward G. Robinson remake (Warner Bros., 1942), generally cited as the strongest of all six prior "Sea Wolf" movies (including three silents). ... Bronson, playing what's probably his first thinking man's heavy, seems right at home as the power-maddened Wolf Larsen butting heads and spouting lines from Milton ("It's better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven"). But it's Reeve's character, compelled to claw his way out of the galley as the spat-upon cabin boy, who does all the changing in this sea-tossed crucible of fire.[2]


  1. ^ "45th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  2. ^ Loynd, Ray (1993-04-17). "TV Review : 'Sea Wolf' Captures Spirit of the Novel". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
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