Wind (I) (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  11 September 1992 (USA)
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Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Parker
Kate Bass
Morgan Weld
Jack Neville
Joe Heiser
Abigail Weld
Charley Moore
Peter Montgomery ...
T.V. Commentator
Elmer Ahlwardt ...
Saylor Creswell ...
Michael Higgins ...
Ron Colbin ...


Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back. Written by Marcus Ward <>

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Plot Keywords:

sailing | sea | independent film | See All (3) »


Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anemos  »

Box Office


$29,000,000 (estimated)


$5,519,569 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The television commentator who calls the two America's Cup matches and the International 14 Championships is Peter Montgomery, famous in the yachting world as the Voice of the America's Cup. Montgomery is an actual yachting commentator for all major yachting events around the world, as well as a well known broadcaster in New Zealand who covers all the yachting events as well as a good deal of Rugby and Cricket. See more »


The underwater keel shots shown in final race are obviously in a tank and not in open ocean. See more »


Will: My God, we'll never catch them now!
Kate Bass: We have to put up the whomper!
Will: The what?
Kate Bass: The WHOMPER! We're going to put it up, it's going to be whomp, and we are going to get back in the God-damn race... do you trust me you pea-brain nincompoop?
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Uplifting come from behind drama.
19 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an amazingly well crafted film, which captures the excitement, danger, and intelligence involved in racing big sailboats, while being a warmly human, sad romance. I have found it to be the most uplifting film I think that I have ever seen, without being cheesy, forced, or artificial. I was lucky enough to see live footage taken from on the boats during the America's Cup races held off of Melbourne following Australia winning the Cup, and this movie recreates the immediacy of those broadcasts. Wonderful editing, rich sound, and skillful boat handling combine to dispel the sense of disbelief entirely.

The characters are developed well, and have depth and substance, which adds to the power of the film to engage. One does not need to know anything about sailing to get swept up in this film, but those who do will appreciate the accuracy with which the film was made.

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