The Shipping News

$11m

DBO

$13m

FBO
15 2001 111 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

After tragedy strikes, Quoyle moves with his daughter from upstate New York to his ancestral home in a small Newfoundland fishing village. With a job at the local newspaper and developing romance with a woman who lives with her own demons, Quoyle is transformed by this place of magic, beauty, and hardship. In a compelling story based on Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Quoyle's past melds with his present in an inspirational journey of self-discovery and second chances.

Credits

Awards

2002 Golden Globes

Nominated

  • Best Original Score
  • Best Actor - Drama

Featured Clips

The Shipping News - IBM

The Shipping News - IBM

Things start turning around for Quoyle when Jack and the community respond well to his article about the "Hitler" boat. In this scene: Quoyle (Kevin Spacey), Tert Card (Pete Postlethwaite), Jack Buggit (Scott Glenn)

The Shipping News - I Love You

The Shipping News - I Love You

A fling with a strangely wild woman from the gas station, turns into love and major life changes for mild-mannered Quoyle. In this scene: Quoyle (Kevin Spacey), Petal (Cate Blanchett)

The Shipping News - A Reporter

The Shipping News - A Reporter

Quoyle's job interview at the Gammy Bird goes a little too well. In this scene: Quoyle (Kevin Spacey), Tert Card (Pete Postlethwaite), Jack Buggit (Scott Glenn)

The Shipping News - Tainted Love

The Shipping News - Tainted Love

As time goes on Petal proves to be far less than the partner and mother Quoyle had hoped for, but that doesn't mean he doesn't still love her. In this scene: Petal (Cate Blanchett), Quoyle (Kevin Spacey)

The Shipping News - Controversy Sells

The Shipping News - Controversy Sells

Card does a number on Quoyle's best piece, forcing Quoyle to break out of his shell, hit the water and fight for his work. In this scene: Quoyle (Kevin Spacey), Wavey Prowse (Julianne Moore), Tert Card (Pete Postlethwaite), Jack Buggit (Scott Glenn)

The Shipping News - War and Peace

The Shipping News - War and Peace

When Quoyle's first piece for the paper reads more novel than a news article, Billy gives him a little lesson in story telling. In this scene: Quoyle (Kevin Spacey), Tert Card (Pete Postlethwaite)

The Shipping News - Official Trailer (HD)

The Shipping News - Official Trailer (HD)

After tragedy strikes, Quoyle moves with his daughter from upstate New York to his ancestral home in a small Newfoundland fishing village. With a job at the local newspaper and developing romance with a woman who lives with her own demons, Quoyle is transformed by this place of magic, beauty, and hardship. In a compelling story based on Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Quoyle's past melds with his present in an inspirational journey of self-discovery and second chances. Starring, in alphabetical order: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Julianne Moore, Kevin Spacey, Pete Postlewaite, Scott Glenn

The Shipping News - Entirely Too Much Fun

The Shipping News - Entirely Too Much Fun

Quoyle drops Bunny at daycare and leaves with his foot in his mouth. In this scene: Quoyle (Kevin Spacey), Wavey Prowse (Julianne Moore)

The Shipping News - A Man That Cooks

The Shipping News - A Man That Cooks

Wavey and Quoyle sit down to enjoy the dinner he prepared, but when Quoyle starts to revisit the past, he puts a real damper on the present. In this scene: Quoyle (Kevin Spacey), Wavey Prowse (Julianne Moore)

The Shipping News - She's Strange

The Shipping News - She's Strange

While flying kites with their children, Wavey and Quoyle talk about what's not normal about their lives. In this scene: Wavey Prowse (Julianne Moore), Quoyle (Kevin Spacey)

The Shipping News - Aunt Agnis and the Ashes

The Shipping News - Aunt Agnis and the Ashes

In the wake of his parents' tragic deaths, Quoyle's Aunt comes to visit, but as usual, the real tragedy is Petal. In this scene: Quoyle (Kevin Spacey), Agnis Hamm (Judi Dench)

Now Playing: The Shipping News - IBM
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Pete Postlethwaite, Scott Glenn

Things start turning around for Quoyle when Jack and the community respond well to his article about the "Hitler" boat. In this scene: Quoyle (Kevin Spacey), Tert Card (Pete Postlethwaite), Jack Buggit (Scott Glenn)