Swords: Life on the Line

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Tuesday 9:00 PM on Discovery Channel Premiered Aug 11, 2009 Between Seasons

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Swords: Life On The Line takes cameras into the high risk world of New England's long line fishermen, who risk everything to catch an elusive prey in some of the most dangerous waters on the planet. These men and women are uniformly tough and resilient and they need to be as every day could be their last. The prey they hunt is the swordfish -- those magnificent giants of the deep that can weigh over a thousand pounds and are found in the waters around the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and the Georges Bank off the Gulf of Maine. These waters are also home to some of the wildest storms on earth. Swords follows four boats: The Eagle Eye II, Big Eye, Seahawk & The Frances Ann, as they head into these stormy waters hoping to hit the jackpot. The skippers of the boats use every bit of experience and knowledge they have to try and find the fish, at incredible risks. Even if these fisherman catche plenty of fish, they still have to make it home alive, and some never did. It's a gamble where lives are on the line and it's all caught on camera on Swords: Life On The Line.moreless

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AIRED ON 7/7/2011

Season 3 : Episode 10

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  • Thom Beers

    Thom Beers

    Narrator

    Chris Hanson

    Chris Hanson

    Captain [Big Eye]

    Scott Drabinowicz

    Scott Drabinowicz

    Captain [Eagle Eye II]

    Linda Greenlaw

    Linda Greenlaw

    Captain [Sea Hawk]

    Lisa Natanson

    Lisa Natanson

    NOAA Biologist [Eagle Eye II]

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    Docu-Reality, The Oceans