Watch: Abandoned 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – Four men set sail bound for Tonga on the yacht Rose Noelle. However the yacht capsizes in a storm and fills with water, trapping the crew in a space the size of a double bed. Personality conflicts threaten their survival but after 119 days adrift in the wintery pacific the Rose Noelle washes ashore on New Zealand’s Great Barrier island. Their story makes headlines around the world but their survival is so miraculous that many commentators cast doubt on their story and they face open hostility from the media and authorities..
Plot: In 1989 the trimaran Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, bound for Tonga with four crew. After a freak wave capsized the yacht, they drifted for 119 days before landing on Great Barrier Island.
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Enjoyable True Story
This is based upon a true story
In 1989 four men set sail from Picton, NZ to Tonga in a Trimaran Yacht (google it) when a Rogue Wave capsizes the boat upside down and 119 days later they land on the Great Barrier Island.
We have heard of Rogue Agents in spy movies, but a Rogue Wave? Actually, there is such a thing and it can also actually endanger large ships. (You googled it, right?)
Of the 4-men on board only one, the owner of the boat, John (Peter Feeney) was a seasoned sailor and everything he owned was tied up into the boat called the Rose Noelle. The others Jim (Dominic Purcell), Rick (Owen Black), and Phil (Greg Johnson) were along for the adventure and had family who learned later there was no hope of a rescue as no search party could locate them. John had no family and the boat was all that he had.
Of course, there were bumps along the way and they had to learn to work together to survive. The most important item a licensed marine radio was not on board as John didn’t want to endure the expense, and, of course, this set the others against him in a heart beat.
The photography was sensational as was the acting by all. Nothing was overdone. They learned how to capture fish and Phil remarked that they had so much food, they should have others over and this brought on a few chuckles.
At one point they spied a sailing ship in the distance and tried to send smoke signals, which didn’t work. I wondered why they didn’t use mirrors glinting off the sun that would be seen even at a great distance. Why indeed?
At the end, when they told their story government officials did not believe them nor did the New Zealand populace for the most part. How could they survive 119 days without anyone seeing them? It wasn’t possible they said. The government launched an investigation.
Over all this was a very enjoyable true story. Watch to the end to see what happened to all of them. John, who lost everything probably wrote the story that became this movie.
If there is a lesson to be learned it is: make sure there is a good marine radio on board should you venture out onto the high seas. You just never know. (7/10)
Violence: Not really. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Some in the beginning, then it went away.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 26 min (86 min), 1 hr 26 min (86 min) (South Korea)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Director John Laing
Writer Stephanie Johnson
Actors Dominic Purcell, Peter Feeney, Owen Black
Country New Zealand
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