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Deadliest Catch

It's the deadliest job on earth: crab fishing off the Alaska coast on the icy Bering Sea. These adventurers risk their lives as they battle Arctic weather, brutal waves and a ticking clock for big money in this modern-day gold rush.
IMDb 7.8200510 episodes
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Green Horns
    April 11, 2005
    44min
    TV-PG
    In Dutch Harbor, Alaska, 1,500 fishermen converge for the start of the Alaskan king crab season. The 251 captains have crews made up of experienced deckhands and novices known as greenhorns.
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  2. S1 E2 - Sleepless Nights
    April 19, 2005
    44min
    TV-PG
    After a long night of baiting and setting crab pots, the first pot pulled for the season sets the mood. The early losers agonize over strategy as they hope to make up for a lost catch.
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  3. S1 E3 - Lady Luck
    April 26, 2005
    44min
    TV-PG
    It's hour 42 of the season and every captain feels the pressure. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces an early closure to the season, so each boat has only 24 hours to pull out the pots they have in the water, and every last one counts.
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  4. S1 E4 - Beat the Clock
    May 3, 2005
    43min
    TV-PG
    With half a day left in the Alaskan king crab season, the crews race against the clock to get as much crab as possible. As the race to unload begins, minutes can mean the difference between unloading immediately or waiting in the harbor for days.
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  5. S1 E5 - Dead of Winter
    May 10, 2005
    43min
    TV-PG
    It's the dead of winter in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, where daylight lasts a mere six hours. The forecast for crab fishing is cold and dangerous, but opilio crab season is about to begin, with 171 boats setting out on the long journey north to find them.
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  6. S1 E6 - Man Overboard
    May 17, 2005
    43min
    TV-PG
    The 2005 opilio crab season got off to a tragic start. The Big Valley sunk and the crew are still missing in the frigid Bering Sea. Good Samaritan boats assist the search for survivors, but tragedy soon strikes again.
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  7. S1 E7 - High Hopes
    May 24, 2005
    43min
    TV-PG
    It's been a little over 12 hours since opilio crab season opened and the Bering Sea has already claimed six lives. Despite these losses, the rest of the fleet begins to pull the pots and hopes are high. For the first time this season, the seas are calm.
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  8. S1 E8 - Good Fishing
    May 31, 2005
    43min
    TV-PG
    It's the third day of opilio crab season on the Bering Sea, and unseasonably warm weather and calm seas have contributed to record catches for the fleet. The captains speculate about early closure and when the quota will be met.
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  9. S1 E9 - The Clock's Ticking
    June 7, 2005
    43min
    TV-PG
    Opilio crab season is open and the hunt for crab is intensifying. Rumors of a possible closure prompt the crews to push even harder. It's the last time they'll fish in a derby-style competition, and everyone wants to make their final run a memorable one.
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  10. S1 E10 - The Final Run
    June 14, 2005
    43min
    TV-PG
    Beginning with the deaths of the Big Valley crew, this opilio crab season has been a rough one. As the final hours of the season tick down, the race back to port begins. Captains strategize and compete for the best spot in line to off-load.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Producers
Thom BeersShane MooreLisa RobertsTodd StanleyJoseph Boyle
Starring
Tony LarussaColeman AndersonMike Rowe
Studio
Discovery Channel
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