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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Will Parker
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Kate Bass
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Morgan Weld
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Jack Neville
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Joe Heiser
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Abigail Weld
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Charley Moore
Peter Montgomery ...
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Elmer Ahlwardt ...
Sarge
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George
Michael Higgins ...
Artemus
Ron Colbin ...
Ted
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Swami
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Danny
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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. Written by Marcus Ward <mkw67940@cmsu2.cmsu.edu>

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

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Action | Drama | Sport

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

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11 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anemos  »

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$5,519,569 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The final race ended with both boats on tack. The 1987 America's Cup race that the movie was based on ended on a downwind run and both boats would have had full spinnaker sets up. See more »

Quotes

Morgan: Gentlemen, you are all in a line of elite men, great men, who have defended the world's most enduring sporting record. It's an honor to know you, it's an honor to sail with you. Tradition has it that the first American skipper to ever loose the Cup will replace it with his own head in the trophy case. Gentlemen, my head is in your hands. Please be careful, I've become attached to it. I would propose a toast. The Cup.
All: Hear! Hear! The Cup!
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Soundtracks

Madame Butterfly
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Sung by Veronika Kincses (as Veronika Kincscs) and Peter Dvorský
Accompanied by Magyar Állami Operaház Énekkara és Zenekara (as The Hungarian State Opera Chamber Chorus and Orchestra) (Giuseppe Patanè (as Guiseppe Patane),
Conductor)
Courtesy of Hungaroton Records and Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
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For sailing enthusiasts.
11 April 2004 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

Wind is a great look at the sport of competitive sailing and also contains a bit of insight into mechanical engineering and the process of design and development.

Matthew Modine is Will Parker, a good sailor who is slightly overconfident about his skills. He joins the crew for the America Cup, but his actions help to lose the nation's undefeated title to their tough Australian rivals. This was more than just a loss of the cup to the new world champions, but it also ended his relationship with girlfriend Kate Bass (Jennifer Grey) and sent the boat captain into a bout of depression.

But, Will Parker, with the next Cup race rolling around, Will Parker wants to reunite a team, and seeks the help of Kate and her new beau Joe (Stellan Skarsgård) to help him rebuild his confidence, his team, and a better boat. Will and his team challenge the Aussie's to defend their title for a second year.

Indeed, as another viewer wrote, the movie is rather long. But, the subject of the movie is really something different, and the photography is just beautiful as you get the first-person perspective of competitive sailing, and it really gives an appreciation of what all goes into the sport, even the traditions. Modine's character is a little annoying because he sometimes obnoxiously boasts his masculinity to Kate as though trying to show up her new boyfriend, Joe. It's worth catching if you can find it around.


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