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The whale [videorecording] / A24 presents ; a Protozoa production ; a film by Darren Aronofsky ; directed by Darren Aronofsky ; written by Samuel D. Hunter ; produced by Jeremy Dawson, Ari Handel, Darren Aronofsky.

Aronofsky, Darren, (film director,, film producer.). Hunter, Samuel D., (screenwriter.). Dawson, Jeremy (Producer), (film producer.). Handel, Ari, (film producer.). Fraser, Brendan, 1968- (actor.). Sink, Sadie, (actor.). Chau, Hong, 1979- (actor.). Simpkins, Ty, (actor.). Morton, Samantha, (actor.). Hunter, Samuel D. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Whale. (Added Author). A24 (Firm), (presenter.). Protozoa Pictures, (production company.). Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm), (publisher.). Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins, Samantha Morton. (Cast).


A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 117 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Full screen.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the play by Samuel D. Hunter.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2022.
[Container insert indicates both 16x9 and 1.33:1 aspect ratios. Only 1.33:1 is present during playback.]
Special features: People are amazing: making The whale; The sounds of the sea: scoring The whale.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Matthew Libatique ; editor, Andrew Weisblum ; music, Rob Simonsen.
Participant or Performer Note:
Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins, Samantha Morton.
Target Audience Note:
MPA rating: R; for language, some drug use and sexual content.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; 1.33:1 (full screen) ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note:
English dialogue; Spanish subtitles.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards for Best Actor (Brendan Fraser) and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
Subject: Obesity in men > Drama.
Overweight gays > Drama.
Overweight men > Drama.
Morbid obesity > Drama.
English teachers > Drama.
Estranged families > Drama.
Fathers and daughters > Drama.
Genre: Domestic drama (Motion pictures)
Psychological films.
Gay films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 69 of 93 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 6 of 6 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library DVD WHALE (Text) 39493107857395 Adult Video Available -
Hudson (Fontana) DVD WHALE (Text) 39493109877599 Adult Video Available -
Jackson County Public Library DVD WHALE (Text) 39493109459513 Adult Video Available -
Macon County Public Library DVD WHALE (Text) 39493110546209 Adult DVD Fiction Available -
Marianna Black Library DVD WHALE (Text) 39493109038564 Adult DVD Fiction Available -
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